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

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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 along with packages php, mariadb, nginx. I ran mysql_secure_installation and changed root password. Now when I try to login to mysql using mysql account root while logged ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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How to circumvent hard link creation permission to directories on the same file system

I'm well aware of the difference between symbolic and hard links. I'm also aware of the dangers of creating hard links to directories. Nevertheless, I'm insisting on creating a hard link to a ...
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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I am wondering why directories such as /usr and /usr/local/ are owned and created by root. Usually I am logged in as a normal user and I want to store programs that I personally use in these dirs. For ...
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How do I set read/write permissions my hard drives?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, but I can't do anything with my 1.5TB external drive, and my 500GB because I don't have write permission. Are there any specific commands I can use ...
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How to login with root user? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a login in my Ubuntu, but I can't: I read Q&A about enabling root user, but how I can do it without a sudoer user? How can I add a sudoer user without having root access? I ...
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start screen programm with crontab @reboot

I try to start a start.sh at reboot with crontab. But nothing happens afer a reboot, and the log is without an error. Does someone know what i've done wrong? For testing i gave the start.sh and ...
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How to check for executable files in a given directory and its sub-directories?

I understand that it is a bad practice to keep files owned by oneself in one's home area which are executable, so I am in need of a script/tool which checks recursively through a given directory (in ...
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Apache2 All catalogs without index.html or php are forbidden

All catalogs that havent index.html, or .php are forbidden. I can't access it by server (for example I can't use css in folder css). My apache2.conf <Directory /> #Options Indexes ...
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Permissions error when sudo-ing

I'm following a simple installation guide and I have a noob question. The software I'm installing is Movim (the guide: https://github.com/movim/movim/wiki/Install-Movim) The 'Downloading' part of the ...
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OS error permission denied

I'm trying to execute a python script but I'm getting an OSError saying “Permission denied”. I tried to change the permissions of the temp folder by sudo chmod 777 -R temp but it did not work here ...
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How i can do for know what i have to do i this type of cases: root? [duplicate]

I receive that message when I want install or try to don know that was installed, after it's here : apt-get install linux-generic -(the error)- E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open ...
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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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How do I setup Homeshares that ask for the password that uses pam authentication?

How do I setup shares that lists the users under homes for the home directory share and when clicking on the username it requests the password from the pam authentication module? This will happen when ...
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apt-get install r-base Gives 403 Forbidden Error

I am trying to install r-base in my just installed Ubuntu 14.04 system. However, I get the following error (only last few lines of output is shown here): 0 upgraded, 70 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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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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I run the chmod command on /. Folder and my laptop hang

I run the followimg command on my and laptop hang. then i turn the power off and start it again since then it is saying run in low graphics mode bt its not working ayush@inspiron# chmod -x /. so ...
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Can't access Windows Partition anymore - No permissions

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongsite Windows 10. I was able to access Windows partition without any problems since today, after rebooting my compyter I can't access it anymore. A pop-up shows up ...
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Permission denied by some commands but not others [duplicate]

I am writing a script that will install Eclipse STS and create a .destop file so that it shows up in Gnome dash. This might not be the best way to make a .desktop file but when I run it I get a ...
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Fix permissions after upgrade to 16.04

I updated a server from 14.04 to 16.04. Now apt-get update does not work anymore. I get the following errors: 0% [2 InRelease gpgv 11.5 kB] [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com (91.189.91.26)] dpkg: ...
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All folders are getting created in home directory [duplicate]

I am having a unique problem. I changed my directory to Desktop using cd Desktop and then on using ls it lists a couple of pdfs present in the desktop. However, I could not create any directory in ...
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How to Share existing ntfs partition to windows network with specific users

Im a newbie in Ubuntu so I need all the help I can get. Here's my situation: I have an hdd with 2 NTFS partitions: 1. Windows System & 2. Data What I would like to accomplish is to put this hdd ...
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bindfs with filesystem ACL support?

I have been using the ServerPilot service to provision a Vagrant box (14.04 LTS) for local development. NFS is the fastest option when setting up a synced folder between the host and guest VM but this ...
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How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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sudo: file permissions

If I create or modify any file or directory with sudo then permissions go to root only. And it seems that I need to use sudo in order to do some things in ubuntu. For example, I can't seem to mount a ...
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Do files/directories belong to a user AND a group?

I'm trying to understand how file permissions work in Ubuntu. However, I can't understand the difference between user and group permissions. In here it says: Owner permissions − The owner's ...
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Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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Interesting VirtualBox Plex Permissions Issue

My system is setup with an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running a 14.04 guest virtual machine, via Oracle's Virtual Box. I also have 3 x 2TB drives setup in a zpool. To give the virtual machine access ...
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How can I stop the 'rename' dialog box from showing

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, a dialog box appears every now and then, when renaming files. The text in the dialog box is: renaming "file1" to "file2". You can stop this operation by ...
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Restricting MTP devices from being mounted by a user/group

I am working on converting an Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) installation into a kiosk-like system with disabled USB storage. However, this does not prevent a user from mounting an MTP device such as an android ...
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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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guest session unable to change user

When I login as guest I am unable to changue to other user or execute any command with sudo (ubuntu 15 , 16, lubuntu... , on ubuntu 12.04 its works ) : su USER setgid operation not permitted ...
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Sharing folder between Owncloud and Plex

I have a working owncloud and plex installation. Now I want to have a shared folder between these two. I have created a folder /Music and have added it as external storage in owncloud and as library ...
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Access' permissian to HDD for standard user on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

How can make an entry in fstab to mount UUID of the relevant disk to media/Data on ubuntu 14.04?
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Permission denied even when run with sudo

I have a large 3TB NTFS formatted hard drive in my PC which I use for storage. I am trying to back it up onto an external drive. Every 6 months when I upgrade ubuntu I copy my home directory into ...
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How to set up Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to backup an ext4 file system?

I just bought me a Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to back up data from my laptop running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried unison file synchronizer, but I got errors Failed to set ...
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Setup network share Linux -> OSX with mapped/preserved permissions?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I have a folder which contains a git repository, which I'd like to share over the network; I do the right-click from Nautilus and Local Network Share / Share this folder, rest is ...
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What is the correct way to share directories in Mac and Ubuntu with correct permissions?

In VirtualBox, what is the best way to share a directory between an OS X host and Ubuntu guest? Host: Mac OS X 10.7.3 Guest: Ubuntu 12.04 Guest has a shared directory mounted via VirtualBox settings ...
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Download executable script from GitHub preserving +x permissions

I want to make a GitHub repository of all relevant scripts I posted here as answers. But to keep it ultimately simple for the users, I would like to give them a single command to download the script ...
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Should the root / have 777 permission?

Most of the contents is 755 though. Is this a problem?
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Lost system after update

I know similar subject was in forum not once, but answers which I found did not solve my problem. I have Netbook Lenovo S10-3 (old and slow) I was using Kubuntu for a long time, but about 2 weeks ago ...
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Xserver Permission Denied tty7

I have a linux box with kodi and the following systemd script to start kodi at boot: [Unit] Description = kodi-standalone using xinit After = systemd-user-sessions.service network.target sound.target ...
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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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root folder access via gui

I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file ...
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Error installing Django

I have try to run this command and get a error easy_install Django (django-mike)zapbuild@jaskaran:~/Documents/python/django-mike$ easy_install Django error: can't create or remove files in install ...
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Steam says drive is not mounted with executive permissions

I can't seem to get steam to allow me to install games on my SD Card. I use this command to mount it: sudo mount -o exec /dev/sda1 /home/spib/SDCard Steam still gives the "New Steam library folder ...
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Why are the Documents, Desktop, etc. directories not group-writable by default?

If I create new files and directories in my home directory, these are group writable by default: will@together:~$ touch test will@together:~$ mkdir test_dir will@together:~$ ll | grep test -rw-rw-r-- ...
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Can't edit a file in Ubunutu 14.04

I'm trying to edit a python file called resize.py /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/moviepy/video/fx/resize.py I gave myself permissions to unlock the file using sudo chmod 776 ...