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

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Unable to change permissions for group on USB drives

I have newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 for a media server. My problem is that I have all the media on external USB drives. The drives are write/readable by the user & Files explorer but Plex Media ...
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Chown-ed windows partition

I need some help, if you could have a look. I have a laptop dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I was trying to share some files on my home network, both from my external hard drive, and from ...
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Error on shared directory no such file or directory when trying to access from other user

I have created shared directory and set sticky bit permission on it. When I switched user with su - username and access shared directory by cd directory name I get error No such file or directory. ...
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Calibre can not send book to Kindle

I don't know why but Calibre stopped sending working with my Kindle on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. Till a few time ago everything was working just fine, but now whenever I connect my Kindle and try to send ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting freezing on “Booting system without full network configuration…”

I have Asus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 on it, the problem start after I change the permission of /etc which result that I can't execute the sudo commands when I tried to change the permission I got this ...
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incron tab won't fire

I'm trying to get incrontab running, but it won't work. This is the error I get: access denied on ~/propt/apo/feeds - events will be discarded silently and this is the line in incrontab I want to ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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Making an application only visible to a certain user

I am new to Ubuntu and have recently installed applications through software center. These applications are visible and usable to all users, but I only want them visible and usable to me. How can I ...
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How can I copy files from my external drive onto one of my partitions?

I would like to mention that I am completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I wanted to reinstall window 7 on my laptop but someone suggested Ubuntu since it's free, faster and safer. I let ...
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403 Forbidden on Apache 2.4

I've read the answer at Apache2: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /dir/ on this server as well as all of the related questions and none of the solutions seem to work. I'm trying to ...
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Allow users to set higher (lower?) nice levels

I want to allow users to set a nicelevel lower than 0 (and any nice level really) in my system. I'm testing by logging in again as a user of the affected user group after I set the change and trying: ...
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When I try to acess my websitefolder in Ubuntu Im getting a blank page

I recently installed Ubuntu and I'm a php developer. And I'm trying to use Ubuntu for this purpose. I already installed mysql-server and phpmyadmin and I can already access the localhost. And also ...
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Cannot edit group-owned files as user belonging to that group

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server on Digital Ocean. I'm trying to make it so I can edit files in /srv/www from my normal user account, without needing to be root. Currently, /srv/www is owned ...
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Why I cannot create a folder inside wherever I want

I am the administrator of my computer. I have created my first account as ilhan. However when I go to /var/www/ it says that the owner is root etc. And I cannot create a user there. What should I do ...
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File permission problems with vsftpd and filezilla

I am having the same difficulty as others have had with vsftpd. I have read the posts but cant figure out how to fix this. When I use Filezilla to upload a file to an ubuntu server, I get: Response: ...
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How to allow php5-fpm to execute user files without implicitly changing permissions every time?

I recently switched to Ubuntu. One of the tools I frequently used was XAMPP. When I installed LAMP stack on Ubuntu I noticed a major performance increase and was quite please with it. However, after ...
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403 Forbidden Error after changing LAMP Apache root/ www directory

I installed and set up all the LAMP services, and got it working from the www folder, thing it though I need it to point to a folder in my Dropbox (on the same partition) I modified the ...
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Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
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Will creating a directory inside a system directory with 777 permission cause security vulnerability?

Can creating directories with 777 permission inside system directories cause any security weakness? For example, say I open a directory called Custom inside /usr/share/backgrounds/ and give it 777 ...
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Permissions on a messed up OS X hard drive

I'm trying to help a mate recover some files from a failed hard drive from his Macbook Pro. This drive is only recognized using Ubuntu/Linux. I can go to his user folder open that but when I click on ...
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sudo chown -R $OWNER:$OWNER command error

When I try to create new domain on Ubuntu 12, I used these commands: sudo mkdir -p /var/www/domain.com/public_html sudo chown -R $OWNER:$OWNER /var/www/domain.com/public_html but my mistake when I ...
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Ubuntu File Sharing via Samba: cannot add files to share folder: claims permission denied. Any suggestions?

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Apologies if this has been asked before: I did try to do some research, and between many websites and trying to find it on here, I haven't had much luck. I'm sorry if I ...
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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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My linux user can't ftp to directory even though it's part of the group that owns it

I'm running apache2 on Ubuntu. I have a group of directories (and the files within) that are owned by the www-data user. The www-data group has write permissions on the directories and files that I'm ...
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How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
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I couldn't modify a folder in the computers section?

The name of the file /usr/share/themes I can copy, but couldn't cut or paste. Please provide instruction how I can change the permissions of this folder.
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“Permission denied” when download from script(ruby) file [duplicate]

I want to download a project's dependencies from a script file in tutorial said: run this comment to download ./download-dependencies core my way was like this: $ cd Documents/ImageProccesing/ $ ...
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How do I change permissions of folders on a hard drive from a booted USB drive

I am trying to save my files on my Hard Drive that has a crashed OS. I created a Bootable USB with Ubuntu and successfully booted. I can see my folders, but I can't actually open them because I don't ...
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Permission for mongodb user problem

I am going to install mongodb on Amazon ec2 ubuntu 12.0.4 linux server and change the default location of the mongodb. I searched the internet and saw a lot of article that tell the user to use. For ...
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hard disc lubuntu recovery file permissions? [closed]

i have an acer 1 netbook that has hard disc failure. I want to recover the files. I had been using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i am now booted with lubuntu 1404 recovery usb stic. the file manager allows ...
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Non Sudoer Access to a Kernel Module

Is it possible to access a kernel module if a user is not sudoer? I am trying to access a KVM, which is kernel module, as non-sudoer but I am getting an error: Could not access KVM kernel module: ...
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Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?

I have a Windows CIFS share mounted through FSTAB, it mounts successfully. However I can't even DIR the folder without getting a Permission denied. I have tried adding noperm, uid and gid stuff to ...
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How do I change my username?

Some time ago when I installed Ubuntu I chose a rather stupid username for my account that I do not want to use anymore. How do I change this (including the name of my home directory, and the name ...
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Unable to install TexLive on Ubuntu, permission problems

I tried to follow this link to install texlive: https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html But what I have, when I enter the command 'i' is the following error: Installing to: ...
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can't access to a folder even after chmod 777

I just created a new user, and I want to give access to a folder. I have done: chmod -R 777 ./p and this is the result lisa@linux:/media$ ls -halt drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 4,0K dic 11 ...
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Chmod is not working as expected

When i am about to change my file permission like this $ sudo chmod a+x *.* This error appear chmod: cannot access ‘*.*’: No such file or directory And when i want to change the permission ...
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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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Files/directory with root owner in /home

While look at the /home folder, I found the followings drwx------ 2 root root 4096 mag 29 2013 .gvfs -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58 ott 22 2013 .install4j drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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How to get access from nginx on host OS to files inside lxc-container?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and lxc-container inside it. Both of host OS and container have nginx 1.4.6 installed. Container has ip-address 10.0.3.100 and located in ...
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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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How to Confirm user group permissions in the current fuse user group

I have created a folder "mtp" in /Media and its /media/mtp. The basic property tells: Type:- Folder(inode/directory) and in Permissions it shows Owner and Group as root. It says you are not the ...
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Redme Note Confuguring with ubuntu 14

I have just got a Redme note and using ubuntu 14.04. I can't transfer the media with my laptop. The phone is a android 4.2 and i want to transfer my media from my laptop to the redme note but its not ...
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Number pair prefix to config files

I have noticed some config files having a prefix. E.g. Inside my /etc/php5/cli/conf.d: 05-opcache.ini 10-pdo.ini 20-curl.ini ... Could someone explain this? I am thinking something along the ...
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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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No permissions on new partition.

I am a novice linux/Ubuntu user who is just discovering the joys of a lightweight, free software environment which gives control to the user. To protect some of my data (photos) from the rigours of ...
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How to follow symbolic link with smb share

I have a Virtual machine running Ubuntu server 14.04 and I've set up some smb shares. Everything is working fine except for following symbolic links. The host is a Mac and I can see the symbolic link ...
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Can't able to go to recovery mode after providing folder writing permission [duplicate]

I am having 10.4 Ubuntu version. I have installed XAMPP in my system for working in PHP. I can't able to write a file in htdocs folder. So I have changed the permission to the folder using the below ...
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Could not complete Activation Matlab

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on 64-bits. I am tryint to install Matlab R2014b. I followed these steps, based on this tutorial: Mounted the .iso file cd /media/username/MATHWORKS_R2014B sudo ./install ...
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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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E: Could not open lock file /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (13: Permission denied) [duplicate]

Tried everything, eventually tried Sudo Nautilus to change permissions, but got this message (nautilus:4587): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...