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

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Locking is not possible in the directory “/opt/eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi”

I installed Eclipse 4.3 to my Ubuntu 13.04 and it works perfect when I am root. However when I try to run Eclipse without root authorization, I receive the following error message: Locking is not ...
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unable to change file permissions on external hard drive, 14.04

Ever since I changed over to 12.04 (Jul 2014) and then 14.04 (Aug) I have been unable to change the permissions of files on an external hard drive. Even though I am the owner and have rwx permission ...
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Lost premisssions after editing sudoers file

Please, can someone help me. The problem: I would like to give permissions to reboot for users not from admin group. On the Internet I found the advice to change the "sudoers" file with command ...
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Understanding chmod Symbolic Notation and use of Octal

Many new users make mistakes (or have misunderstanding) while applying chmod on files or directories, because of a lack of informative knowledge of: Symbolic notation for ugo and rwx Use of octal ...
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Log in loops again for a particular user

I was logging into my ubuntu machine till last night. Today I had an error unknown group ID error for the group I was in and also the UID. But I had no errors till the last night. I lost my sudo ...
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Allow www-data to create directories

How would I, with security in mind, allow www-data to create directories within /var/www/html/assets/img and its sub-directories? I have a PHP script that automatically creates directories with 777 ...
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PHP script unable to create directory with 777 permissions

I have a script that automatically creates a directory if it doesn't exist and sets permissions to 777. The problem is, it's only setting permissions to 755: if ...
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Vsftpd: 553 Could Not Create File with Root group

I have looked around for the last hour and reinstalled vsftpd twice but have not found success yet. I created a new user "admin" and assigned it to the root group. I want 'admin' to have full access ...
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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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make services request permission to open ports?

Is there a way to make services request permission to open ports? Basically to start up with all ports closed, as root so services will have to request permission to open them?, and you can decide to ...
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softether VPN access list not working

I installed softether as VPN server on UBUNTU 12.4. nOW I add anonymous user for special range of ips. as you see blow i created a user named 'all' : and i created an access list to deny access ...
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Permission issues with tomcat

I installed Tomcat 7 following the Ubuntu guide. The server is working and gives me the "It works!" page on http://localhost:8080/. Now I want to setup my own webapp using Netbeans. I generated a new ...
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bash: Permission Denied when I move my CPP file to another location

I crafted a test CPP programme. It created a file in the home directory. It compiled with ease, and I could run it by typing ./rocketfire in the Terminal. Now, I did these: abhimanyu@AbhimanyuPC:~$ ...
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403 Forbidden when changing Apache2 document root

I'm running Mint 17, and I changed my /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf file to the following: <VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname ...
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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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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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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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How do I add myself back as a sudo user?

I clean-installed Ubuntu 11.10 today, and then installed VirtualBox. This required me to add myself to the vboxusers group, and since 11.10 seems to no longer have a graphical app to add users to a ...
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Want to setup acl but my /etc/fstab does not look like the docs

I am trying to install an ACL on an ubuntu 14 box. My /etc/fstab file does not look exactly like the docs and I would like some advice on how to proceed. here is my config. $ cat /etc/fstab # ...
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Give file permissions back to root

I accidentally typed out this command, not knowing exactly what it did: sudo chown -R user:user / Now when I type ls -la /, it shows that user has permission to all directories (before it showed ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...
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Anonymous upload broken in VSFTPD after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had a fully running VSFTPD server in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with both local and anonymous being able to upload files. Local users were chrooted to their directory, and anonymous user was chrooted to ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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How to setup a Multi User NAS

I want to setup a multi-user NAS, With an administrator, and have that admin have the ability to add users to the NAS. Users Are likely to be using mainstream platforms. So I plan for them to use ...
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convert.im6: Unable to open image `xxx': Permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2638

I just tried converting several different images into a PDF file using the 'convert' command in a terminal, but when I did so, it returned: convert.im6: Unable to open image 'xxx.pdf': Permission ...
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Can I write a file with only read permission?

I just set a read only permission to a file using chmod 400 filename.txt after that I open the file via vi editor and edit and try to save using :w then is says E45: 'readonly' option is set (add ! to ...
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Hide from other users the folders they do not have read and execute permissions

For the sake of this question, assume there is User1 and User2, besides the root user of course. I want to share (rx) with User2 an specific folder within User1 home (say, ...
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Problem with screenlets and permissions?

I can't get screenlets to open. I've newly installed it on 11.04. Clicking the icon in the applications menu doesn't do anything. I'm on an Acer 4810T timeline laptop. Here is the terminal output ...
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How to resolve “permission denied” when emptying the trash?

I installed a game, and then decided to erase it. I sent it to the recycle bin, but I was unable to delete it completely (Permission denied). When I moved it back to the desktop, a copy remained in ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Ubuntu — expected default user and group for /usr folders and children

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and was running into problems with Vagrant and VirtualBox v4.3.14 that proved to be an ownership problem with the /usr folder. Looks like something changed the user/group of those ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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Apache and vsftpd [duplicate]

simple question. var/www -> owned by user group www-data whenever I upload through FTP something on www I have to manualy run chmod 755 /var/www. Or it wont show up on my browser... I am now ...
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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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writable sftp directory restrictions

I want to create a directory for a user so they can sftp to my server and automatically be in that directory. Ideally this directory would have group write permissions so this user can upload a file ...
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If Android is Linux then why can they get malware? [closed]

OK so I know that GNU/Linux is not immune towards malware and that it is because it implements a multi-user environment where users are granted specific privileges. Is it GNU/Ubuntu/Arch/Android and ...
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403 Forbidden after changing DocumentRoot directory Apache 2.4.6 [duplicate]

So I just installed a virtual machine with Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to play with apache 2.4.6 before I update my ubuntu 12.04 servers. I want my document root to be in my home folder and so I changed it ...
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Home files and folders permissions could not be determined

I was trying to create a default configuration file for activemq with the command sudo ./activemq setup [ /etc/default/activemq | /home/leo/.activemqrc ]` Then recieved this message: INFO: ...
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permiso se usuario para lectura de disco duro [closed]

Google Translate: I have a pc with ubuntu asus 14.04.01lts and the administrator have 3 and 2 standard.The cuentas.1 administrator can read and modify the files in the disc duro.sin But the standard ...
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Auto mount USB drive with permissions for all users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 based Media Center and I store the media files on a USB HDD. I add files to drive directly on a Mac so I have it formatted as FAT32. The problem is that after reconnecting the ...
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Access forbidden 403 error in xampp

I am very new to xampp. I have made a fresh xampp install with the following commands. sudo su cd /tmp wget bit.ly/1cmyrUo -O xampp-32bit.run chmod 777 ./xampp-32bit.run sudo ./xampp-32bit.run Then ...
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Unable to delete or copy files from/on an MP4 player

I was wondering about how t fix the following problem: I have an MP4 player and connect it to my laptop where I have Ubuntu 12.04. I connect it using an USB cable if that makes any difference. It ...
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Setting default UMASK to “027” and USERGROUPS_ENAB to “yes” in /etc/login.defs

I don't understand the following from: /etc/login.defs # If USERGROUPS_ENAB is set to "yes", that will modify this UMASK default value # for private user groups, i. e. the uid is the same as gid, and ...
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How to make Apache run as current user

I think for a development machine, its more convenient to run Apache as the current user to simplify permissions problem? How do I do that? I think its suexec but how do I configure it in ...
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What should be the correct ownership of /tmp /var /usr and subdirectories? [closed]

For some reason I think the permissions of those were messed up from a small amount of disk corruption I had. This may be a dupe, I don't know but I googled it and didn't find any mention of it. I ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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Managing rights to Hard drives

I have a 500 GB HDD divided in to five partitions and an 3TB HD. Ubuntu is installed one of the partitions on 500 GB HDD. I updated my Ubuntu from Ver 11 to Ver 14 but after that I lost permissions ...
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Bug? When creating a new administrator and creating a new

I have encountered this before, but not understanding what happend. I needed to do a reinstall, and i then was reluctant to change anything with accounts again. I now tried again and wanted to redo ...