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

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Root Owns Home Directory, chown does not work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and having various problems. I have traced it back to the fact that my user's home directory (/home/user) is owned by root. The /home directory is actually mounted on ...
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Writing to a specific memory location

I am trying to edit a file inside /proc/devices-tree to be exact, and i am unable to do so, I am getting: "permission denied" or "Input/Output error". I have tried all possible combinations of ...
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Second drive not allowing user accounts access

This problem recently started when I added about 5 new user accounts to the workstation, Before that this problem did not exist. I am running Ubuntu on a SSD and have two other drives that contain ...
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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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Terminal error output RE: editing .conf file in Xbuntu [owned by uid 1000 istead of 0]

Was curious as to the terminal error output from running sudo Kate. I read in a forum that directed me to open my notepad using gksudo. Realizing that this had not been installed I just went ahead and ...
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Sound permissions not persisting after reboot

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I am having an issue with sound. It seems to be a permissions problem. When I use the command below sound works with no problems. sudo setfacl -m u:lt:rw ...
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How do I run wireshark, with root-privileges?

A standard installation of Wireshark doesn't give the program permission to access the network interface. I suppose I have to run the program with sudo, but do not know how to add it to the icon - ...
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Can I access windows 7 documents, pictures, music, etc while using Ubuntu on a dual boot machine?

I installed Ubuntu but kept my Windows 7 (dual boot machine). When I logged in the first time, into the Admin account, I could access all of my old Windows files (docs, music, pictures, etc). I then ...
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transmission “Permission denied” error

I installed web version of transmission on my Ubuntu Server 14.10 To make it work with my home folder I did this: cd /home/nat/Downloads mkdir transmission sudo usermod -a -G ...
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bash:./program-name: Permission denied

I am trying to compile a set of c programs using makefile. The make command runs perfectly on any laptop, but on a PC, I get this error. I found a few links when I googled, but my problem isnt ...
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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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localhost cannot access my newly created folder [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I use to copy projects like wordpress and codeigniter and work in them. At the beginning after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I granted all privileges to access the /var/www folder. ...
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How to give the CIFS Server control over rights of files? - fstab mount nas rw only r

Hy, I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. i defined the mount in etc/fstab. I configured my NAS (Synology) to give the user "admin" all rights - rw files. When I mount the share via fstab I get all kind of ...
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Restrict user with access home directory only on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to restrict the employees(users) using the computers in this company. How can I restrict user to their home directory to cannot see or use their the Devices, File System and Network on Ubuntu ...
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How to change permission to the users on ubuntu 12.04?

How to change permission to the users to restrict their accessibility? I want to cannot see or cannot access the System Files, Devices and Network in home folder? I used ubuntu 12.04 Thanks, Jerrick ...
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Why can't I write to a file even after 777 permission? [closed]

On my ubuntu server I have Apache and PHP, when I run a php file containing this code: <?php if(!file_put_contents( '/var/www/myfiles/folder/data/new_rewrite/531e5c5d1e16c3eae28b1489cd34ccb30', ...
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SSH Public Keys not working anymore?

I have an Ubuntu Server and OS X and Windows (Cygwin) clients. A few days ago, I was able to successfully generate RSA keys on the client and copy them to the server with: ssh-copy-id ...
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Apache 2.4.10 giving 403 Forbidden issue on Ubuntu 14.04

I am setting up PHP environment. Now when I have started to add my sites from windows/xampp backup (mentioning so just in case any path related issue) I have created new project (netbeans) and ...
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LAMP 403 forbidden access on custom folder

I know it is a common problem, and it is mainly a matter of permissions to the user www-data, but following this guide I got the classic error: 403 forbidden You don't have permission to access /web ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu 12.04 for a work station? [on hold]

How would you set up Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer terminal that will be used as work station in a company? I need the following features and user restrictions: On boot, their user account only see on ...
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How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files?

I can't seem to edit and save config files in the root system (eg: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config); it just says "permission denied" or the save option is blocked in the text editor. I'm pretty sure I'm a ...
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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?

I enetered chmod -R 777 /usr/bin and now sudo is not working. It is giving error that sudo must be setuid root. On looking via Google, some advice said to run chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo chmod ...
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Cannot login on Ubuntu 14.04?

For some reason, after restarting my computer, I am now unable to log in to my main user account. It accepts my password, the screen changes as if to start the desktop but then brings me back to the ...
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What are the correct permissions for Apache's 000-default.conf?

I just recently created my first VPS and installed a LAMP stack with Wordpress. I noticed that 000-default.conf in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled has 777 permissions. This seems suspect to me. Not sure ...
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DVD can't be played or copied from samba share [on hold]

I'm trying to make a raspberry pi that can share a DVD via samba. I can see the video_ts folder, I just don't have permission to play the content, or download to the client computer. I'm running ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 QtCreator Qt5 examples missing

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I removed the official qtcreator in order to install the modified version from the software center because I'd like to try the SDK. Fortunately, the docs are now ...
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Access to folder on udisks2 mounted drive via samba share

If i mount disk drive with udisks, udisks --mount /dev/sdc1 --mount-options noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync --mount-fstype exfat i get permissions on files and folders: root: read,write group: read ...
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How to make all file shares without passwords?

New to ubuntu. I'm trying to access it from windows. Shares I created from the desktop worked fine but trying to share my ext hdd using the same method didn't work. I researched it and found you need ...
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.dbus folder in home folder belongs root

I have a folder ~/.dbus in my homefolder that is only read and writeable by root: drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 . drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 session-bus Is this the ...
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Read and write permissions for Owncloud www-data

I have owncloud running in Ubuntu server I have enabled external storage pointing to second hard drive in my machine and added a local storage I can see the folder in owncloud but when I click on it ...
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How can I prevent VirtualBox from changing the permissions on the .vbox File?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04, and I've got a Windows 8 VirtualBox VM installed. I put the VM's folder in a shared folder (/home/sharedHome/) that has read and write permissions assigned to the ...
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SFTP master Account permissions

I've been testing some different sftp configurations. The purpose is for patients to download their records. here's what I've done so far for client accounts, their directories and permissions... ...
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Can only print as root

I've had a devil of a time setting up an HP LaserJet 1320 printer with my Utopic Unicorn Server (server has no gui so command line only). I can't seem to access /locatlhost:631/admin (times out) and ...
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tftp error code 2 access violation (tftp not working)

System info: Linux ravi-Inspiron-N5010 3.13.0-46-generic #79-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 10 20:08:14 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux root@ravi-Inspiron-N5010:/home/ravi/Desktop# lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
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Who can change a file permission or ownership in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Who has the privilege to change a file permissions or ownership in ubuntu ?
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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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Webserver permission problem

I've a permission problem on my dedicated webserver, but I'm not able to understand what's I was doing wrong. Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.19.2 Versione Apache 2.4.7 Versione PHP 5.5.9 mysql 5.5 (all from ...
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Samba shares permission problem.s

I'm using Samba to create protected shares on Ubuntu Server that should be accessible by Windows computers. It does prompt me for a user name & password but one login grants access to all files, ...
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Root user not having permissions

My root user is not working how he should. sudo works perfectly but if I login with root, autocomplete does not work for all commands which need root permission and I couldn't execute a file owned by ...
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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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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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How to enable folder creation on samba-connected external USB HDD

I have an external USB drive connected to my router. The router offers a samba service with the following details: Status: Mounted File System: FAT32 Path: /mnt/usb1_1 Host Name: smbshare WorkGroup: ...
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SSH: Permission denied, please try again. While tryng to connect to remote 12.04 server

I'm having quite the head ache because of this. The day before yesterday I rented a VPS at atlantic. They provided me with vnc and root's ssh credentials. I could only login through a VNC viewer ...
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How to Fix Read Only 'MSDOS' SD Card?

I know that there are a few threads around trying to answer this question, but none of the answers are working for me, so here we go. I have an 8 gig microSD card that was being used as memory for my ...
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Samba - Group Execute bit while creating new file/directory

Im using Samba for a new Project. I need all my files created in Samba Share set to have an execute Unix bit set for Group. Is there any way to have group with execute permission while creating new ...
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Q: Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Edition && How to SSH into the phone via Wifi or USB?

I bought my Ubuntu phone on last flash sale in March (still awaiting it to arrive). Actually I use an Openmoko Freerunner as smartphone, running as well a Linux. How can I SSH into the Aquaris E 3.5 ...
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I can su root, but can not log in as root? [duplicate]

Usually, it is the other way around...so this might be the first from what I researched. lets say i log on to my server venus as willc86. When I su root, it lets me in. however, lets say I ssh venus ...
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Ownership of second internal hard drive

I can open nautilus file manager as root and tried various tutorials on this site but still having the same problem every time. I'm able to right click then select properties as root on my second ...