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

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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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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 ...
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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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Apache 2.4: pcfg_openfile unable to check htaccess / php warning include() failed opening for inclusion

Situation I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop, and now need to get Apache 2.4 working with my local websites. With 12.04 this all worked. Now I get two errors, and googling for these errors I ...
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How to manage/preserve file privileges during an online file transfer?

I was thinking if it is possible to make an script to send to a friend to fix some problems on his computer. I want to give executable permissions to a file so my friend just have to double-click in ...
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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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SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data

I have a pretty standard server set up running Apache and PHP. An app I am running creates files and these are owned by the Apache user www-data. Files that I upload via SFTP are owned by my own user ...
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Virtualmin, mounted disk under home directory, but have permission errors

I have a virtualmin installation in debian 7. My hard drive was full so mounted a second under home directory (/home/disk2) using fstab file. I created a virtual server and moved it to second drive by ...
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What is the “sticky bit” (t permission) and why does /tmp have it?

The output of the command ls -ld /tmp is: drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp So I have two main questions: What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I know /tmp is used ...
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Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”?

Having installed the web server is there a simple way to set a user able to use the graphic interface to copy files and directories to the local web server /var/www I gave myself administrative ...
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Why can't sudo find a command after I added it to PATH?

I want to add some command to PATH so that I can use them conveniently, such as: export $PATH = "$PATH:/opt/storm/bin" but sometimes storm need root authority, but when I use it with sudo, Ubuntu ...
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Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...
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What is safe to do while reinstalling from an almost bricked xubuntu?

Chronological order of events: Flashed, and installed play-Linux distro. see: http://play-linux.com/about; Poorly installed a non hybrid propriety driver: nvidia 349; Manage to install nvidia ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Unable to Login as root after mysql service restart

I installed mysql on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS like: sudo apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql after completely removing mysql with: sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Backup is running automatically and running into a permission error

I've had Ubuntu dual-booted on my laptop for a few months now. In the last few weeks, Backup has been trying to do something (back my files up presumably) and has been running into the following error ...
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Ssh Permission denied (publickey,password)

I have found very similar questions like this, but they did not solve my problem. This is the output of ssh -v localhost: OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 debug1: Reading configuration data ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount [on hold]

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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SSH and SFTP Permission Setup

I'm trying to setup SFTP on my ubuntu server and I'm encountering a problem. When I set up a group in sshd_config file to chroot people to their home directories the user in the group cannot access ...
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having elevated priority and general @audio permssion in rc.local

I am trying to run jackd instance from /etc/rc.local (along with a few other applications) from a custom made init script. The system is ubuntustudio and I have setup everything to have elevated ...
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Gnome-keyring is not being unlock when i log in in gdm

My ubuntu 14.04.2 is always asking the password for gnome-keyring after login. I want to automatically unlock that, but all that I've found is for too older versions of Ubuntu, and seems that answers ...
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Chmod wouldn't work, although I can modify files [duplicate]

Why doesn't chmod work on a file under /media? I am having similar problem. The aim is booting from a clean Ubuntu flash memory stick, then cloning and test-building a large repository onto a ...
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Permission problem

I'm running a vsftpd FTP Server, where system users can login. An application that must be running with root rights, is writing files in the directory of the ftp users. I've created a new group ...
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Error: no “edit” mailcap rules found for type “application/octet-stream”

I was recently trying to make an edit that I found Here that would pretty much allow me to install from the Terminal without being harassed with writing my very long and difficult password each time. ...
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What determines permissions in /dev?

I have a bug where permissions on /dev/input/event* are wrong, so when I use Mumble, the application can't detect key presses. If I run the following command it "fixes" the issue, but I'd like a ...
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Unable to install tor, access to directories denied [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission ...
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Unable to access shared folder

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with xubuntu guest. I set up guest additions and am able to copy between the clipboards. I'm trying to share C:\share on my host machine. I have it set up as ...
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Trying to get Graphics.py for idle 3.4

So, I have to do a project for school using a graphics window and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, but whenever I go to get the graphics.py file and save it in the correct directory ...
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How to protect essential Windows files on NTFS partition from edit/deletion in Ubuntu?

So I made a mistake yesterday, accidentally deleting essential Windows files when working in Ubuntu (namely NTUSER.DAT). Just quickly my system set-up: I have Windows 7 (NTFS partition) and Ubuntu ...
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How to deny drive access to other users in Ubuntu 14.04

In my system I have two users and 2 drive partition like (A and B). I have my files in "A" drive. If other user log into my system. I need to deny access to "A" drive only and "B" drive should be ...
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Folder permissions changed [duplicate]

I have very specific questions regarding permissions. I have delved into the FilePermissions Wiki - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions Recently I installed an ecommerce open source ...
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Restrict acces 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 loged in in the family account which is not an administrative account,i could acces my home folder(which is an administrative ...
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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How to grant file permission in /dev directory permanently? [closed]

I have a file /dev/ttyS0. And every time I boot, its file permissions are changed to default (unwritable) by the system. So, I have to run a chmod command every time I boot-up. How can I change its ...
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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Trouble with internal drives accessible from programs

I just created my first Ubuntu desktop machine to run as my media server for Plex. I have a new SSD with the OS on it, two 1TB drives mirrored, and one 1.5TB drive. The problem I have is that I cannot ...
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Windows share mounts but without write permissions

I am trying to mount a Samba Shared Folder in Ubuntu, but I am facing some issues because when the folder is mounted, I have no permission to write on mounted folder. First of all, the shared folder ...
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What is “root” and how can I become it? [duplicate]

When I ran a command, I got the following error: You need to be root to perform this command. What is root and how can I become it?
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Matlab install - Java permission denied

Matlab version 2012. I know there are many threads about this, suggesting to chmod +x the following files (if you are in installation directory): sys/java/jre/glnx86/jre/bin/java ...
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vsftpd - mounted drive permissions

I have a vsftpd server running and I am wondering about the permissions I have set. The server has a few virtual users. Currently I have set them to 777 but what I want to do is set the drives to ...
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VestaCP GarrysMod Fastdl page access

I have a dedicated server which runs VestaCP and I want to create fastdl for my garrys mod server. I've followed a tutorial or two but it just says to make the folder and it should work. Mine gives me ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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Write to user defined partition /data

I'm a newbie in Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu world. In order to supply data encapsulation I defined separate partition "/data" on my HDD, where I want to store all my user data, separately from ...
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Managing permission for multiuser manual installation in /opt [duplicate]

Similar questions have been asked but I can't seem to find a proper answer. Basically, I am installing several application manually e.g eclipse, android-sdk, android-adt, arduino etc. and have ...
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I can't run “sudo” on a certain command, because its not in the sudo path. How can I give the right permissions then?

I want to install some Python package using pip. I get a surprising error: error: could not create '/home/brian/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PyDSTool': Permission denied ...
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Modifying pulseaudio Daemon.conf, cannot get permissions

I'm trying to modify the pulse audio Daemon.conf located in /ect/pulse. I'm having no luck as the folder is read only. No joy trying various approaches to modify or unlock the file using google so ...
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How do I disable root password reset via GRUB edit? [duplicate]

I want to completely disable resetting root password! Is it possible? If yes, then how?
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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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Dynamically set user groups for directories and files on a directory

I have made some vhosts which resides on my home folder, and i have given the group access to www-data user. This way the project (a web system) renders on the browser. This is a symfony based ...