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

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What is a “system” group, as opposed to a normal group?

I need to add a group of users to my system. I read adduser & addgroup mans and the question here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146686 about "users" and "system users". I need ...
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Samba share not letting me authenticate

I've set up a media server on my local network and I'd like to share a directory with the network. The directory path is /home/htpc/Media. I set up the network share like so. It all seems to be ...
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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Déjà Dup won't back up ~/.config/nautilus-actions

I'm a mostly-noob with Ubuntu. Running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I use Déjà Dup to backup my entire Home folder, daily, to an external 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. But after every backup, Déjà Dup tells ...
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Ubuntu does not let me in past the password [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu newbie (currently i have the 14.04 LTS version), and I was trying to uninstall Skype so I followed a tip from this forum that told me to do the following in the console; sudo apt-get ...
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Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”?

Having installed the web server is there a simple way to set a user able to use the graphic interface to copy files and directories to the local web server /var/www I gave myself administrative ...
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What does this startup dialog message mean “Could not update ICEauthority file”

I restarted Ubuntu a few minutes ago, and got a warning dialog early in the bootup process (before the desktop was up)... It wasn't just a scrolling message which flitted off the screen of its own ...
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account blocked by changing the /etc/passwd : how to revert or gain access again

To get root access to my existing account in ubuntu i followed this post. But even after following the steps mentioned i wasn't able to create/modify file or directory without using the sudo keyword. ...
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Create a directory during .deb installation with read write access rights using cmaklist.txt

I need to create a directory at the path /opt/ with read write permission for everyone (777 permission) during .deb installation on Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit . I have no root login on my machine so I can ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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What is the “sticky bit” (t permission) and why does /tmp have it?

The command ls -ld /tmp gives drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I know /tmp is used to create temporary files related to ...
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Bittorrent sync: Permission denied?

Every time I try to run the bittorrent sync binary, downloaded from here, I get a permission denied error regardless whether try running it as my user or as root. In particular, I get ...
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How come a python file is executable even though its permissions are 644?

I think I am misunderstanding something here. I have made an easy python testing file to see how permissions affect the use of python files. I did so in order to be able to answer 64bit ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Nano edit, permission denied

I am trying to edit a index.php by using sudo nano index.php. Nano opens me into index.php, then i add the code into the file, save and try to exit but it says permission denied. I am using ssh ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied

I know this question has been asked before, but I've been looking for a solution for a couple of hours now and nothing seems to be working. The frustrating thing is that it used to work on my ...
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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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Always Sudo Privileges

I've searched for this, and the answer is probably in a million places on the 'net, but I can't find it... How do you give your account root privileges in Linux so that you don't need to sudo every ...
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MythTV backend configuration. Can't add myself as root user

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. I received the following messages: Message 1: You must be a member of the "mythtv" group before starting any mythtv applications. Would you like to ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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I ran MATLAB as root and now it shows me an error when I run it without root

I ran matlab using sudo because it would give me an error while setting a path. After that session, I cannot run it without root. It gives me the error dialog shown in the image. How can I resolve ...
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FireFox won't launch, “Error: Access was denied while trying to open files in your profile directory”

I cannot launch FireFox, as I'm getting the "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." error when I attempt to launch the latest FireFox in Ubuntu 13.04 (up to date). ...
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/host folder read only using gksu nautilus

I have Ubuntu installed on XP with Wubi. I sometimes used gksu nautilus to edit files in /host and move some files from my Ubuntu folders to the /host folder. But now when I browse the /host folder ...
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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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setup default directory for ftp user and not to allow him to access the parent directories

I have setup an ubuntu instance on Amazon AWS with nginx webserver installed on it. I would like to create an ftp user and give default access to /usr/share/nginx/www. The user shouldn't be able to ...
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'Permission Denied' appears when attempted to install ise xilinx

When I tried to install ise xilinx on ubuntu 13.04, the following error occurs: "Permission denied" Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance! This is the error I'm getting: ...
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Why does backup fail with permission denied (in /var/backups)?

My backup fails and shows this message: Permission denied when trying to create ‘/var/backups/duplicity-full.20140907T165614Z.vol1.difftar.gpg’ How do I remedy this?
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(solved) Giving write permissions to partition in order to set Steam library there [on hold]

Using Ubuntu 14.04. I am a very noob user. I have got two disks on my computer: an SDD and a HDD. I have just installed Ubuntu in my SDD device, and as my SSD disk is a 60GB one, I want to install ...
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Unzip (Info-ZIP) Permissions

Is there a way to invoke unzip (from Info-ZIP) without having it restore the permissions stored in the zip file? The zip files I'm restoring are enormous, so going back over the contents with ...
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“Cannot open: Permission denied” when creating a tar file

I need to to create a archive from my ftp server (all of the /usr/src/ directory) using tar command. However I keep getting permission denied error. Here is step by step what I am doing: ...
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How to allow writing to other users home folder

I got webserver where I have created new user for each subdomain. How do I set so I could write to those subdomain users homefolder without using sudo (etc. using sftp ..) 1) My admin user belongs to ...
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What happen if the executable permission of chmod is revoked

What to do if I change the executable permission of /bin/chmod? How to recover from that scenario?
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Can I lock a folder so NOBODY can delete it?

I would like to create a folder in my OPT directory on Ubuntu 14.04. However, it must have the following requirements: Can not be deleted by ANYONE, even root. ReadOnly access to ALL users (except ...
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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 after compiling a fortran program [on hold]

After I compile a fortran code, it gives a non-executable program (only the mode rw, not x). When I run it says: bash ./program PERMISSION DENIED If I change mode chmod u+x program, then it will ...
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Drive permissions problem

Under fstab I have assigned a drive 777 permissions (umask 000) and the permissions say 777 in the gui. I created a new user and gave it the gid for the drive as well as admin privileges to be safe ...
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install sites using virtualmin but ftp(proftp server,filezilla client) upload failed

I used virtualmin to creat multi sitex on a vps(ubuntu 14 lts). everything is OK except when I try to upload and try to update a file(former files on the vps are scp from another vps) it always ...
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Why can't I write to a file even after 777 permission?

On my ubuntu server I have Apache and PHP and all that nessory stuffs.. but when I run a php file <?php ...
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Giving ownership of the directory to the apache user?

I have installed wordpress on LAMP. As I am new one to Ubuntu. So, I Used this online tutorial How to install wordpress on ubuntu manually But when I am trying to give ownership of the directory to ...
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Allow one process access to /dev/uninput without completely compromising security

Steam In-Home-Streaming was turned back on the other day. This allows you to play games being rendered on one computer on another computer (commonly playing games on a TV/Media Centre that are being ...
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I cannot create a new VPN connection 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and it seems like I cannot actually create a VPN connectionor manage the network devices. When I am accessing the network connection using the network icon at the gnome ...
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Problem with premission

I'm new to Ubuntu,got it today and I'm try to get metasploit tools with tutorial,after making a database and try to save it,it wont let me. I think because it try to save it to the my computer but the ...
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Apache: access denied because search permissions are missing

I know this question is asked a lot, but the solutions I saw didn't work for me. I only have one virtual host enabled, and I'm trying to enable access to a folder that's not under the document roots ...
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Run pkill without sudo permission

I want to run pkill like below. sudo pkill -u 11002 I cannot give sudo password multiple times, so I want to run pkill without sudo user. For this i copied pkill to home as named bkill, and then i ...
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No permission to my Google Drive foldrer

After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.
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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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vncserver prompts for password every time

I am a Linux noob, and I am performing some tasks for the very first time. I have a bash script that uses vncserver (so i would prefer to stay with vncserver). The script used to work properly when ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't allow me to change file permissions. Fresh install

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 and made myself an admin account. I had a problem with closing my laptop and the system suspending so I went into change the /etc/systemd/logind.conf to change ...
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read access on a folder without giving execute on parent folder

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to give rX permission to a folder for "others" without giving any access to the parent folder. In my current attempts users cannot read any file in the folder ...