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

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root folder access via gui

I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file ...
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Can't Install MySQL Server 5.6, Gettin Error: Unable to set password for the mysql “root” user [duplicate]

Unable to set password for the Mysql "root" user An error occurred while setting password for the mysql administrative user.This may have happened because the account already has a password, or ...
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Why does running a file manager as root mess up the permissions in the home directory?

I understand that on occasions when running your file manager as root, with the command: sudo nautilus For instance, that it messes up your home directory's permissions so that files get owned as ...
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Permissions problem with NTFS drive? Root is owner, however

I have mounted an internal NTFS drive which holds my media, and this auto mounts when I boot up. I am trying to understand how I can tell another program (NZBget) to point to a directory on the NTFS ...
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SSH Permission denied (publickey)

I have tried searching previous questions for answers to my question but all of the answers that have been suggested previously haven't worked for me. I am trying to connect to a linode (running ...
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Unable to save file to ntfs partition from windows

I changed the fstab entry for my windows(NTFS) partition to /dev/disk/by-uuid/E87231007230D552 /windows-partition auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,permissions,users,auto,exec,umask=0022,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 ...
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Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 how do i log back in without password

Hi computer geeks and nerds, i am in no way a computer guru. My sony viao S series laptop decided to break after just a year. My hard drive failed meaning it held all my work and files including ...
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How to mount a dynamic share (NFS) from a script by a non root user

I need to mount a network shared folder (with rw access) from within a script on a headless ubuntu server. The script will receive the ip address for the share as an argument. The script will be run ...
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Unable to Write to Mount Applied by fstab

I'm having some problems mounting samba shares through fstab. The problem I'm having is that I cannot write to the share unless I am root. I've tried changing the permissions to 777 and changed ...
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Iwconfig set bitrate impossible

I've got a problem with iwconfig. Prelude: I had a slow wifi connection, after some research I found that can be caused by a bad bitrate configuration. I launch iwconfig and Bingo ! : eth0 no ...
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Can't change brcm_monitor0 in /proc

I am trying to change the value in the file /proc/brcm_monitor0 from 0 to 1. This file is used to set Broadcom wifi modules into monitor mode. The default method to do this is: sudo -s echo 1 > ...
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File Permission chnanged after upgrade

My file permission has been changed after the update. I can no longer copy the folders and stuff. How do i change back to old? Under folder permission I see: owner : www-data (create and delete ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - Samba - How to share from another drive?

I am pretty much done setting up my home media computer but I am stuck on one of my last tasks. I am new to linux/Ubuntu so I have a lot to learn about permissions and what not and I'm pretty sure ...
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Failed to add/activate connection. (32) Insufficient privileges

I am doing a fresh install of a minimal Ubuntu system with MATE desktop environment. When I click on NetworkManager's icon and then a wireless network to connect to, I receive a dialog box that says: ...
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No access to usb

I have been having problem to change my USB from 'read only' to 'read and write' because i had reinstalled Ubuntu on my laptop. Now, it says that i am not the owner of USB. Please help me.
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Running mupen64plus as root

Ok so I have seen a lot of these questions asked, and I have not been able to figure out certain details on how to do this. I have Ubuntu 14.04, and I am trying to use my xbox controller to play the ...
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umake - PHPStorm : /home/username/.cache/dconf/user': Permission denied

I using Ubuntu-Make command line tool to install phpstorm IDE and got a couple of error. username@linux:~$ sudo umake ide phpstorm [sudo] password for username: Choose installation path: ...
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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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Group permissions not kicking in

I have added a user to a group. selah@wwbp-grand:/localdata/harvard$ groups chwinn chwinn : chwinn perma Then I have recursively changed the group of a directory: sudo chgrp -R perma ...
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Sitemap generator needs to be writeable by web server on www-data owned folder with 775 permissions

I have a site which has a folder for google sitemaps. Recently I've been receiving the following error sent to me Sitemap generate warnings: File "sitemap.xml" cannot be saved. Please, make sure the ...
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When trying to open a DVD Volume I get location could not be displayed

The popup error message says: you do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "VIDEO_TS". I can however, access the DVD video_ts folder from a windows 8.1 OS. My Laptop is an ...
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Unable to open Mozilla Firefox

pinank@pinank-NE56R:~$ firefox (process:14941): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed (firefox:14941): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property ...
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Can't Read and write from FTDI device

I have a device that I am connecting to it successfully from windows application using a D2XX driver, I am trying to connect to it now from Ubuntu OS ( version 15.04) without success till now. I ...
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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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After setting chmod -R 0700 still current user can see and edit the files

I have a folder in my server I am setting this folder rights by sudo chmod -R 0700 myfolder when i print rights with ls -l everything is fine nobody has any right except root but i can open the ...
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How do I set read/write permissions my hard drives?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, but I can't do anything with my 1.5TB external drive, and my 500GB because I don't have write permission. Are there any specific commands I can use ...
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Restore login after modifying /etc/shadow permissions

I locked my screen for a moment and now I am unable to login back into my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, not even in a "Guest Session". After a moment of panic, I realized that I am the responsible, as I think ...
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sudo: /var/lib/sudo writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700

I get error message always when i work with sudo command. It shows always sudo: /var/lib/sudo writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700. A while ago i changed the permission of /var ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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Permissions denied to owner, although it is set to 666 in .ssh directory

I recently messed around with the .ssh directory. Made some permission changes, I think and now it won't let me access it anymore. I can access it as the root user (sudo -i) but not as somesh I get ...
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Interesting VirtualBox Plex Permissions Issue

My system is setup with an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running a 14.04 guest virtual machine, via Oracle's Virtual Box. I also have 3 x 2TB drives setup in a zpool. To give the virtual machine access ...
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: ...
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Why does 'sudo java' change the user home directory to /root?

I have a program that needs to access a file in my home directory. Ubuntu will not allow this to happen due to the program not having root privileges. At first I ran this java command (which ...
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how make Apache access out the www directory

Hello i have make (store) directory in / path /etc /var /store <-----My directory . . and i mount hhd to /store mount /dev/sde /store i need my website php in /var/www/html/ can acess to ...
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Terminal asks for password but does not let me enter anything (15.04)

Whenever I try to open steam or some other programs, it opens the terminal and asks for my password, but when I try to enter it, it does not type anything and pressing enter just says sorry, try ...
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How to make it so that a file can only be executed by root, but not as root?

There are certain applications that I don't want people to be able to open unless they have root privileges, however I do not want to give the programs root privileges. So how can I make it so that ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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Changing the permission of utmp and wtmp

I would like to change the permission of /var/log/wtmp and /var/run/utmp to 660 so that users cannot gain more info about the system (in this case, the logged in users). Does this have any negative ...
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How can I get octal file permissions from command line?

There is a chmod command to set file permissions, but can I get file permissions in octal mode (such as 755) from the command line?
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ProFTPD - set a group manager to access all users files in the group tree

I am currently developing a client application with pyqt and ftplib to help backup/restore file to/from a ProFTPD server. The company is divided into many agencies and every agency is a ftp group with ...
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Permission denied while writing a file in var/www inspite of adding me to user group

I gave permissions to read and write files in /var/www to the working user(me) through the steps given in Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”?. It works fine when I try to ...
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getting error for knife bootstrap on ubuntu chef node

Getting knife bootstrap error on ubuntu chef node $ knife bootstrap 52.8.178.221 -x ubuntu -i ~/Keys/chef1.pem mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/etc/chef’: Permission denied 52.8.178.221 bash: ...
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Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
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Install LAMPP / XAMPP not as root

I've installed LAMPP and that worked fine. It was installed in /opt/lampp/. But now I need to install it again (I uninstalled it) NOT as root, in which case I don't have to sudo everything. ...
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suddenly don't have acces to Mounted Drives, chown/chmod don't help

I'm having some trouble with a few drives in my computer. I have been unable to access 3 drives (one internal and two external) except as root for the past day. All three drives are ext4 and I was ...
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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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NTFS Disk mounting

How I can mount windows NTFS drive? I am double clicking on drive icon. But showing no permission.
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Application-specific permissions

Is there a way to assign different permissions to specific applications in linux? I.e: I want some applications to be able to write only to a specific directory, and having no permission for all the ...
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How do I make a folder or an entire drive accessible by all users, and permanently mounted?

I can not find an "All" user group, nor the "Everyone" owner.... I have read over 50 questions on the subject today of people not being able to read and write to their media weather internal or ...