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

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bundle install permissions denied

Hello I am working on a new ubuntu machine and when I run tasks like: bundle install or rvm get head I get errors like: Downloading https://get.rvm.io bash: line 709: /usr/local/rvm/RELEASE: ...
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read/write permissions secondary driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed a second driver on Ubuntu 14.04. It is formated as "ext4" and labeled DATA sudo blkid > /dev/sdb1: LABEL="DATA" UUID="df065398-cb68-47df-b1ab-abf81916159f" TYPE="ext4" and all ...
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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cd root access denied

I have set up my root password but when I try and cd to root dir I get: bash: cd: root: Permission denied the exact command is: cd root sorry I was unclear but the issue is resolved now thanks a ...
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How to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/

I was trying to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/ for fixing the brightness issue. But I am unable to do that as there is no option to save GRUB file after edit. This may be due to some permission ...
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Running a program as another user without typing a password

I'm trying to mark my browser internet traffic with a DSCP by selecting the packages with a certain owner. In order to do that I have to start my browser with a dummy user. I start my browser by ...
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Why is CIFS mounting with sticky bit

I have a CIFS mount that's being mounted in fstab and looks like this: //192.168.1.97/media /home/pi/sambashare cifs ...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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“dmask” and “fmask” mount options

I tried this command to mount manually : sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/external -o uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137 I am not getting what dmask and fmask does here. I know they are ...
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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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Help with webdav file ownership issues

I have a peculiar issue that I haven't found any good information on. I have a webdav share set up on a server at my house. When accessing this server with my authenticated username from my iPhone ...
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How to copy file from downloads to filesystem/bin?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have a problem using my datacard on it, so I got a program called Sakis 3G. This program is a file after downloading; it opens in gedit. I need to copy this file to ...
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How to change read-only permission under 501 user?

I have a hard disk that install on it mac osx 10.4.11, so I plugged that to my Ubuntu system and now I can see all of the files, but it's just read only under the 501 user permission I'm root in ...
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Samba Domain Setup

I have set up UBUNTU Server on an HP-Proliant. Idea is a simple SMB-File Server setup with restricted User rights in a mixed Win/Lin/OSx LAN To achieve this I thought out a domain setup with samba. ...
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root must be setuid root [duplicate]

I accidentally ran this command chmod -R 755 /usr/bin on my remote server [Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS], and I don't have the root password. When I run sudo it gives me sudo: must be setuid root, This is the ...
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carrying your o.s in a flash drive [on hold]

if i carry your o.s in a flash drive or c.d, to international country without any trouble. i would say piracy?
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Faillog - allowing a user read access for themselves

I'm trying to get each user on my system permission to read their own number of failed login attempts. Eg: faillog -u $CURRENTUSER Running this as any user except root gives me a 'permission ...
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How to show current permissions of a folder

I want to find out who has what permissions on a certain folder. How would I go about viewing this? The folder in question is /srv/www
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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don't have permission or doesn't exist

I'm trying to configure an Oculus rift and I have a configuration script that needs to be executed: GLADOS@deathbox:~/Desktop/OculusSDK/Tools/OculusConfigUtil$ ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 bash: ...
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How create symbolik link /dev/usb/lp* and permission change to raw print? Xubuntu 14.04

i want use a symbolic link from usb printers but i can't write to this device: $ ls -l /dev/usb/lp* crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 jun 25 14:17 /dev/usb/lp0 crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 1 jun 25 14:17 ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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Permissions to access an encrypted external HDD

I have an external HDD which has an encrypted ext4 filesystem. When I plug it into one of my laptops and provide the encryption password, I get this popup box saying: You do not have permissions ...
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permission denied when starting android sdk

I have been developing Android apps on windows but setting up my PC to develop android apps has been very daunting on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the steps from this tutorial at xda-developers but on ...
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External drive user permissions

I have an external drive I've set up to mount at /media/'name of directory' The permissions on the drive show the group as "users", with access "Create and delete files" (I set that using chown). But ...
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Can't change file permissions!

I just can't change any file permissions even when I am logged in as root. I tried changing the permissions from both terminal and i got no errors but the permissions remain the same. And when i try ...
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How do I log on as administrator on 14.04? [on hold]

How do I log on as administrator? The OS won't let me install anything. It seems that I'm not privileged.
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cannot write Active Directory Shares mounted with pam_mount

I am using centrifydc to connect an Ubuntu 13.10 desktop to our Active Directory. Login to the Ubuntu computer using the AD Credentials are working fine. I am using pam_mount to mount a share located ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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Not able to “Allow executing file as program”

I know many will think of marking this as duplicate but I have gone through all of the previously answered questions but none are fixing my concern. I have downloaded some tarball and extracted them ...
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Who should own /var/log and /var/tmp

I was playing around with some scripts I have written and I might have changed their owner to root, though I am not sure. Who should be the owner of these folders ?
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Can not connect to Ubuntu 12.04 server using SSH

Yesterday I have posted question for creating FTP users and set access permission. Here is the URL. Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04 Based on Answer I have ...
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Utopic Unicorn file permissions/ownerships [closed]

I read this question: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/16962/how-to-get-back-sudo-on-ubuntu and I will try to login as single user from GRUB. After that I will attempt to change the permissions ...
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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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Ubutntu 12.04 login error after change permission

I accidentally changed the permission of my root folder by running commands sudo -i chmod -r 755 / After i restart i can't logged in with any user, the login page bounce back even when i type the ...
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External HDD Permissions [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 server and I have installed VSFTPD service for FTP. I'm trying to create a FTP user who has access only to /var/www/ directory and all permissions for sub-directories. ...
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cp - cannot create regular file : permission denied

I want copy to /lib/udev but gives error cp -f /tmp/ok_pcscd_hotplug.sh /lib/udev cp:cannot create regular file /lib/udev/ok_pcscd_hotplug : Permission denied I am root , but I can't understand . ...
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Owner of /usr/lib is not root

Virtualbox program error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine .... Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT). Terminal output: balazs@inspiron:/usr$ ls -l total 164 ...
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Mounting a webDAV share for all users

I'm trying to mount a webDAV share with this fstab line: myserverip /media/myserver/ davfs noauto,user,rw 0 0 I have added the secret credentials to ~/.davfs2/secrets. Also done sudo ...
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how to change root permission by text console

I have edited and restarted the permission for both root and others for a folder 'usr' and restarted the system now ican only load the text console how to change the permission of that folder using ...
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How to set the superuser bit?

I have a backup script that contains several "sudo" commands. I don't want to have to type my username and password each time I run this script. So, I tried to add the "SUID" bit like this: sudo ...
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Can I add myself to group `root'?

$ id uid=1000(kev) gid=1000(kev) groups=1000(kev),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),109(lpadmin),124(sambashare) $ ls -l /etc/sudoers -r--r----- 1 root root 723 Jan 31 2012 /etc/sudoers ...
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Samba permissions and saving files?

It was recommended giving the directories shared with samba on my business network: permission: 0755 ownership: nobody:nogroup unfortunately it is a work folder that everyone accesses and I would ...
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permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial. When I give the command: ssh root@localhost I get : Permission denied, please try ...
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Permissions of www-data on an addtional drive on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to give rwx permissions to www-data in /media/bblab/Database/data to install OwnCloud. bblab is my user name and Database is my disk label. The step I mount the drive is: login as bblab ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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fusermount: mount failed: Permission denied

I'm trying to use google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount my Google Drive to an Ubuntu 13.04 VM I own on remote sever so I can copy some very large project-related files to my work computer. I've been ...
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Xfce Session won't start, permission problem [on hold]

we came across a problem with ubuntu, while trying to upgrade the installation from 12.10 Quantal to 13.04 Raring. The Upgrade itself was okay, but afterwards the xfce desktop won't start, but the ...
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13.10 Active directory users are not administrator

In 12.04 I am able to login into Ubuntu with my windows domain user login and also I can have admin privileges to install softwares and apps. But in 13.10 I am able to login, But I am not an ...