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

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When I run the debugger: “failed to set controlling terminal”

I know that this is a question that was asked, however it didn't resolve my problem. In a book I read, the CPU's author was 32-bit. Mine is 64-bit. I run the NASM assembler in the terminal with: ...
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403 Forbidden on virtual host with mod_rewrite

I managed to install virtual host on LAMP server and created the config file /etc/apache2/sites-available/site.com.conf <Directory /home/ihab/Workspace/Webdev/site.com/public_html> ...
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Insufficient permissions to execute files with root access

Recently I had some system problems with Ubuntu, so I reinstalled the system. I have two hard drives, one is used for the system and the other one for files, movies, etc. Before the reinstall I moved ...
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can't login as mysql user root from normal user account in ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS along with the packages php, mariadb and nginx. I ran mysql_secure_installation and changed the root password. Now when I try to login to mysql using the root ...
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Permission problem with files created by Deluge when one fstab entry was removed

Recently my second hard disk, sdb1, broke on my Ubuntu server, it was mounted as multimedia in /home/user/multimedia and Deluge is downloading my torrents to this directory. When sdb1 disk died, I ...
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No read/write premisions on new folders (samba)

i have a share using samba called share, if i do Chmod +R 777 folder/* the files already in the folder get the rights but if i copy folders from my other PC using the samba share i get a no rights ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “HDD”

So I was recently doing an Arch install and ended up formatting my HDD in the process with fdisk. I gave up on Arch and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. Now whenever I try and open my HDD in Nautilus I get ...
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Unable to start mysql , if provided data directory exist on ntfs file stystem

sudo mysqld --debug 2016-06-06 11:02:35 0 [Warning] Using unique option prefix key_buffer instead of key_buffer_size is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use the full name ...
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How to make external drive accessible to a user e.g. webservers user

I have a program which creates some log directories using root next to the directory the user has given as argument to the script. I later chown them to my webservers user. The problem is if all ...
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What if I accidentally run command “chmod -R” on system directories (/, /etc, …)

I accidently ran sudo chmod 755 -R / instead of sudo chmod 755 -R ./ I stopped it after few seconds, but now there is some problems such as sudo: must be setuid root How can I revert ...
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Creating disk images as a normal user

I want to be able to run the following script as normal user (as root it runs fine): #!/bin/sh dd if=/dev/zero bs=8192 count=128 of=disk.img mkfs -t ext2 -F disk.img losetup /dev/loop0 disk.img ...
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Permission denied due to file access restriction logs

When a user tries to perform an operation on a file not allowed due to the file's permissions, is this event logged somewhere in Ubuntu?
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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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Any created file on mounted NFS has permissions Nobody

Been grappling with this for a few days and need some help, GOOGLE'in around hasnt yielded anything that worked as of yet. So here is the situation (apologies if I miss anything): -There is a main ...
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500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot()

I am fully aware this question was asked countless times, but no solution mentioned before worked for my case. My config: $ cat /etc/vsftpd-anon.conf listen=YES local_enable=NO anonymous_enable=YES ...
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How to make /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot etc. require sudo again in 16.04?

For whatever reason, we do no longer need to be root (or using sudo) to run /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot etc. This seems to be because those executables are now symlinks to /bin/systemctl which ...
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Granting write permission on www-data for /var/www/[username] [duplicate]

I am new to this www-data concept, please do explain in simple words. I have a directory in the path /var/www/orbitcode. I want orbitcode to have www-data write permission. How to do this? I am ...
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777 Permissions not working NTFS FSTAB

I am adding an external drive to my owncloud server. The drive needs to have permissions for the PHP program (www-data). The drive in question is a NTFS at 777 with the owner as me and the user group ...
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How I can copy a src code from my computer to the remote computer

I am beginner in linux and I don't know many details about it. I am trying to copy a folder from my computer to remote computer to install it in the remote computer and work with it. how I can do that....
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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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Permissions for Video folder for minidlna?

I have a secondary hard drive that is mounted as /media/Media and I would like to user a folder called Videos located on that drive that I would like to share the videos located on this folder out via ...
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Permission Denied updating grub as root

I bought a MSI laptop recently and I struggled to install Ubuntu. Now I have it installed and I have two problems. One of the is that I need to modify the grub file but when I try(update-grub) it ...
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.nano_history permissions error

I use rkhunter and I was wanting to check its logs with: nano /var/log/rkhunter.log But nano outputted this error: Error reading /home/arthur-dent/.nano_history: Permission denied Press Enter to ...
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Wrong permissions of /dev/null (XUbuntu 15.10)

After running update today and rebooting the OS lightdm would not start. After some debugging I noticed that /dev/null (and some other /dev files) do not have adequate permissions (compared to another ...
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how to move files from an encrypted home to a new one?

Yesterday I have recovered (not reinstalled) Ubuntu 16.04 in the same partition of my old home, so I created a new home with a different name, a new password and a new passphrase . I have lost all the ...
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unable to print to Linux network printer access denied

I have Lubuntu 16.04 on my desktop pc, an HP deskjet 1050-j410 printer connected by USB.The printer works fine directly from my desktop. I have CUPS & SAMBA installed. It is shared & visible ...
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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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UDEV rules for FTDI not completely working

I know this question has been asked many times but I cannot make it work. I have a FTDI serial-usb converter. I have generated 10-fhss-usb.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{...
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Writing to a read only linux filesystem disk

I already had Ubuntu 16.04 running but then it stopped working for some reason. So I again installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside the already existing installation because I didn't want to lose data. Now ...
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Password authentication problem in scaleway server

I have two scaleway servers. When i used scp to transfer file it asked for password, upon typing the correct password it errors back saying "Permission denied".What might be the reason?
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What is the best way to limit sudo access? [on hold]

I have set of users where I need to give them sudo permission to run some programs. But at the same time, I don't want to take a chance in setting things in fire as they have sudo privilege. How to ...
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Why does chmod have two different meanings for 5?

I think I have a pretty solid understanding of file permissions, but there's one specific set of permissions that has an element I don't understand. The permission set 0755 should show as rwx-rx-rx ...
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No such file or directory while trying to give permissions to Tomcat

I made /opt/tomcat directory for Apache Tomcat and extracted latest binary distribution to it. I'm following this article and everything besides this line works: sudo chmod g+r conf/* Whenever I ...
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Terminal Marked “Not Executable”, and owner is root. Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop(Chromebook)

So for some reason, terminal didn't appear anywhere when I tried to find it in my applications. So I went to the usr folder in my computer, and searched "terminal" there. I found it, but it was all ...
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User access to FTP and at same time set www-data as owner/group

In order for wordpress to read/write the owner of the files/folders need to be www-data. Now the problem is that if the owner is www-data of group filetransfer (www-data:filetransfer) then the FTP ...
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Make applications not forget settings

I am running Ubuntu with i3 as my window manager. For some reason, some of my applications forget changes I make to their settings if I am not running the applications as root. For instance, if I try ...
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how to fully control task manager? [closed]

i want a step by step method; using terminal command. i want to have the ability to remOve any files. i want to be the only user that have this ability. i do not have any third-party, or none free ...
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How can I chmod 777 all subfolders of /var/www?

I’m running a webserver and FTP server, wherein /var/www is bound to /home/user/www. I set both directories to chmod 777 (which is fine since it’s for testing only). I can upload files into /home/...
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How to give a user privileges to change system date and time?

I have a program which will run on Ubuntu 14.04 on an ARM device. Everything about the program can run under standard user privileges, except they should be able to change the system date and time. ...
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Authentication agent and i3wm

How does one turn on an authentication agent like Polkit when using the i3 window manager? I would like to get a password prompt whenever I try to launch an application that requires certain root ...
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How to work touch pad in ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

In my ubunutu version 15.10 didnot work touch pad.how to solve this
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How to fix chmod -R 777 /usr

I know :) I'm an idiot :) I did chmod -R 777 /usr I was able to run chmod -R 755/usr from recovery mode. Now almost all work well. But the Software update and a few other futures still don't work. ...
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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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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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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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matlab system error [duplicate]

After starting Matlab on Xubuntu as root I get this system error when I am trying to open it. I reinstalled it but the same problem occurs. Can anyone help? MATLAB crash file:/home/pc/...
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Why does an error box with “Virtual Disk Manager | Access is denied.” appear when I try to delete Ubuntu partitions?

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual- boot system with Windows 7. According to the Howtogeek tutorial on this, I need to delete the Ubuntu partitions from the computer. When I side- click them ...
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permission error in virtual machine manager

i am trying to install win8.1 as a guest on my Ubuntu 14.04 using kvm and virt manager. when i choose path of ISO file in virt manager, it prompt this error: "The emulator may not have search ...
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Install perl-tgicl on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm having dependency problems when trying to install perl-tgicl on Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit. sudo dpkg -i perl-tgicl_2.1-1_all.deb Selecting previously unselected package perl-tgicl. (Reading database .....
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sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0

Whenever I try to do anything at all that requires my password it returns this: u7ur7l3@ubuntu:~$ sudo sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0 sudo: fatal error, unable to load plugins ...