Short for "file system permissions" - access control based on user, group, or global access.

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pip .local/lib “Permission denied”

I have been trying to get ipython installed, and, using pip, I did a local user install to ~/.local/. This had some trouble, and I wasn't sure if my python path was set correctly in order to find it. ...
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Can another user see a file even if they don't have any permissions?

If I have a file that has 700 or 600 permissions, can other users see the file? Of course they won't be able to read the contents, but are they still able to see that it exists (i.e. see it's filename ...
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How to setup apache2 virtualhosts on your home directory on ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to setup my apache2 virtualhost to run applications from an apps directory on my home directory. home/myusername/apps/application1 Here are the steps there I am currently doing: 1) ...
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My ubuntu 15.04 file system is not writable

The problem started when my lightdm config got messed up and would only boot to a black screen with a cursor. In an attempt to fix this I booted up into recovery mode, dropped into the shell and tried ...
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system-installation

I want formatting /delete/ Ubuntu Mate 14.04, and install an other OS/ windows or other Linux/ Only the installed op.system /Ubuntu Mate is starting always F8 doesnt help, if I try it. There starts ...
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How to add .bgl to GoldenDICT

I am trying to add a glossary to my goldendict. First I opened the .bgl's containing file which in this case was a .exe one and extracted the files. Then I used chmod to change their permissions to ...
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/dev/ttyACM0 : Permission denied error

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm having trouble with port permission for /dev/ttyACM0 . Every time I plug in my arduino uno board to my laptop, I face problems uploading code to the board beacuse I ...
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Samba Not Honoring Parent Permissions

No matter what I've tried to do I cannot get Samba permissions to honor the parent folders. http://prntscr.com/6zznm4 Where the parent folder is actually THEUSER:THEGROUP, you can see the ...
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What did I do? chmod

I misstyped and entered this command. sudo chmod -R -755 /usr/local/nagios/libexec/* Now it seems like the normal user "nagios" can not see any files in this folder. But the user is owner and the ...
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File permission in Vituralbox shared folder [on hold]

I installed mint 17 on vituralbox as the guest. After that, I created a shared folder and mount it on mint. sudo mount -t vboxsf share ~/host I also installed the guest additions and added user to ...
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phpmyadmin not working because i changed permissions and don't know how to change it back

I installed LAMPP and it worked fine, but i somehow managed to change the permission of the folder /opt/lampp/ to 777 by using this command sudo chmod 777 -f /opt/lampp -R My plans was to do: ...
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Chmod all files getting uploaded automatic

Is there any way to chmod 777 all files getting uploaded to a folder throught FTP? I'm using vsftpd and apache2, and I am having a camera to upload pictures taken once an hour to a local server over ...
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Permissions issue: how can Apache access files in my Home directory?

I know file permissions have been covered on here before, but im struggling to get my head around the concept for my scenario. I created the files on an old ubuntu installation. Ive copied the ...
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Create firebird database in specific directory

I want to be able to create a firebird database in a specific directory. I know that the firebird user needs to have r/w/x permissions to the directory where I want to create the db. I created a group ...
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listing permissions

I'm a biomedical scientist and I'm having trouble running a custom data analysis pipeline written by one of our collaborators. His script crashes with /bin/sh: 1: ...
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Ownership of .Xauthority transferred to root

Somehow, while playing around with LightDM and Webkit Greeter, the ownership of the .Xauthority file in my home dir was given to the root user and I couldn't login because I hadn't the privilegues to ...
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How to remove view permission from everything?

I want to give my friend access to a single folder on my server. I created a new user for him, created a new group for him, and chgrp -R'd the folder for him so that he would have access. I just ...
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How to change permissions on luks-dmcrypt encrypted device?

I encrypted a device using these directions sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb1 sudo cryptsetup -y -v luksFormat /dev/sdb1 sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdb1 $name #change "$name" to any name you ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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bash: ./name.exe: Permission denied

I want to execute a program in Ubuntu 12.04...but when I type ./programname.exe it makes error: bash: ./gbat.exe: Permission denied and I typed "chmod +x programname.exe" , but it doesn't fix ...
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Is it possible to edit the .bash_login file for the second time?

I accidentally wrote an error command in the .bash_login file. I need to edit the file to solve this problem but I can't do that anymore. The error is about the .bash_login isn't a writable file ...
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Apache permissions

I have changed my DocumentRoot to ~/www. The permissions of it are 0774. I have added the www-data user to my user's group and the owner of ~/www is my own user and group (user:user). The problem is ...
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Samba share folder permissions

I am having an issue with Samba and trying to share another folder. I have successfully shared one folder with no issues. I wanted to start another share so I created the directory and copied all ...
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Programmatically write the network-manager/system-connections

Hi i want to be able to dynamically change the the wifi network configurations, i am trying to write the "ssid" file in the Network-Manager/systems-connections/ and i changed the folder permission to ...
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Granting permissions for a folder in user area

(Ubuntu Server 14.04.2) Lets say I have two user accounts with the usernames alex and bob - where alex has superuser privilages. Within alex's home directory, he has lots of directories which bob ...
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How can I get shebang lines to work in Ubuntu Touch?

If I create a Bash script with a shebang line like #!/bin/bash, make it executable (chmod 755 setup.sh) and then try to run it directly (./setup.sh), I am presented with the following message: bash ...
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what is the default ownership permission of /var directory? [duplicate]

I just messed up with my /var permissions , setting the chmod -R 775 and chown $USER:USER to it.. My poblem is, i want to set its default permission. Is there someone who can help me on this problem? ...
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dialout group and serialport permission

I faced a strange problem today. I can't open my serial port and it says permission denied!! It's strange because I checked and I member of the dialout group! I'm using arduino. thanks in advices
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chmod doesn't change permissions [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm not able to change the permissions of any file inside a USB portable drive. The USB drive's path is /media/myuser/Expansion/. I tried the command sudo chmod 777 ...
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Unable to get execute bit on Samba share working with Windows 7 client

I keep most of my files on an Ubuntu 14.04 box in Samba shares and access them from Windows 7 client machines. I had this all working with Ubuntu 11.10 and somehow broke this when moving to 14.04. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 samba share not accessible from Windows 7

I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I know this has been asked a million times but I'm trying to get a Samba share to work and I've been reading all kinds of threads but I just can't get it ...
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ubuntu 12.04 File Permissions or owner were insecure

Let me explain a little bit about what i am trying to do, i am trying to manage Network Manager files via a non root user and i keep getting the error message that says: keyfile: updating ...
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Is there a way I can password protect a folder without encrypting/compressing?

I have got a folder that contains private stuff and I don't want others to be able to see its content. I will frequently open it and the folder is quite large. I know I can password protect it by ...
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How do I allow a user to only run the apt-get update command with sudo?

I cannot figure out how to allow a user (in this case test) to only be able to run the apt-get update command with the sudoers file. When ever I try to add the user and then test it out it still does ...
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/var/www owner for apache2 and ftp access

I've got apache2 running on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on an old laptop. It's on my local network to act as a webserver to help me learn PHP (and linux). The default owner for the /var/www folder (where ...
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Execution error--Permission denied

I'm new to Ubuntu OS (have installed 14.04.2) I was trying to install Oracle software, and I got the "Permission denied" error. And I have already changed the permission of the file using "chmod 777" ...
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How do I set DocumentRoot/Directory path in XAMPP httpd.conf to USB flash folder?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 with XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3 and my USB flash is FAt32 formated. When I try to set XAMPP configuration file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf: <Directory /> Order allow,deny ...
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How to make Apache run as current user

I think for a development machine, its more convenient to run Apache as the current user to simplify permissions problem? How do I do that? I think its suexec but how do I configure it in ...
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`debootstrap` or `chroot` with `fakeroot[-ng]` instead of `sudo`: is it right or wrong?

Background I wanted to use debootsrap with fakeroot-ng. It started fine, but later on debootsrap stopped with an error and I had a dialogue box reporting tar crashed. However, as I had some ...
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Issues with executable: file not found after using chmod to fix permissions

I have downloaded and extracted the Linux binary for the blackbox PDDL planner, and I'm trying to get the blackbox file to execute. I changed to the directory with the file and tried ./blackbox, which ...
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How do I move files from one user account to another on the same computer?

I went into file system/home and tried to move files from one user account to another. it refused to move anything because it said I do not have permission. I am the administrator and both accounts ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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Mount network folder with permission 777

I have a network folder and i need access the folder to work with rapidSVN (subversion). I created a mount with the command: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.15.100/Storage -o ...
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MYSQL How to delete and set permissions to root@localhost

I have a problem using mysql, I keep getting this error message for the root user (access denied) : julian@julian-desktop:~$ mysql -u root ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ...
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process control

Lets say I have a file, and the permissions of that file change.I want to log, report, and even require authentication for all changes to that file (even as root). as in, I do not want this file to ...
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Upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with wrong user name and can't access any files

I cannot login to the old username because it does not exist on the login screen. I cannot recreate the old username because I don't have root privileges. I have tried many methods of getting to root ...
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Restrict access to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when I logged in to the family account which is not an administrative account, I could access my home folder(which is an ...
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How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?

There's a specific user that I don't want to be able to access my home directory. How do I deny access to them, while still allowing access to others who would normally have it?
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How can I Mount Drive in Unsafe State? Operation not Permitted

I have a drive that is starting to fail. I'm using Ubuntu to try and recover files. Right now I am running into issues. I know the files are there as yesterday, on a boot usb, I managed to mount ...
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Samba mount through fstab but only with permissions for one user

I recently set up a server with samba file sharing. On the clients I would like to automount the server during boot using fstab. I read a few tutorials and ended up using this line in /etc/fstab ...