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

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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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Does enabling ACLs have an effect on performance?

I'm looking at a web application that needs ACLs enabled. Are there any benchmarks or other documents to show what potential impact ACL does{n't} have when the file system is under heavy load? Also, ...
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Sublime Text 2 Permission Denied

I use a Papyrus package with Sublime Text 2, but when I try to compile a file by pressing ctrl+B or F7 I get a permission error; [Errno 13] Permission denied [cmd: [u'/home/sde/.wine/drive_c/Program ...
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How do I share USB VFAT Drive with other users?

I want to share pictures between my wife and me, on an external USB drive. The OS is ubuntu 12.04. The drive is a Western Digital 500 GB and sudo blkid /dev/sdc1 return LABEL="My Book" ...
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Server - Run a program allowing it to write only on a specific directory

i'm a web developer and i need to run some third-party programs on my server. Since these programs are third-party and i'm not always 100% sure of their reliability, i would run these programs with ...
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How to allow software access to any USB devices?

I have a libusb-based program that can't open USB devices on a freshly installed Ubuntu because it lacks permissions. This solution will probably work for me, but it requires manually specifying ...
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How to write a policykit/polkit permission file to programmatically have access to a file in /usr/share

I'm writing an application that needs to read and write an existing file in /usr/share... If I understood well I need to use Polkit/PolicyKit to ask the system for a permission and ask the user to do ...
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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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403 Forbidden message with Apache www directory inside of home

On my Ubuntu server, I've changed my /var/www directory to a subfolder inside of my home directory, and I'm now getting 403 "Forbidden" errors in my browser. I've read through a lot of similar ...
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Revert system fie premissions

I have mistakely changed the permission of the entire etc directory to 777. Now I'm getting frequent errors like ... is world writable! Is there a way to revert back to the default permission? ...
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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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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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Samba and Groups

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Create a sort of snapchat

Maybe what I'm trying to do is not really legal but it's for my boyfriend, I just would like to send him pictures in the snapchat way. It means that I would impose a picture on his screen for a while ...
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Virtualenv permission denied

After a lot of struggle with virtualenv/virtualenvwrapper I decided to remove all virtualenvs and re-install the packages. root> su myuser myuser> sudo pip install virtualenv myuser> sudo ...
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Coordino permission issues?

I have downloaded the Coordino and wanted to run it on Ubuntu, tried to run it but its giving the following errors Warning: require(app/webroot/index.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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How do I reinstate my admin user privileges to global read/write

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I only have the one user which I created when I installed Ubuntu. Everything has been fine - love it - until I updated a software package recently from the command line ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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Samba share for everyone inside network

I'm sure this is really easy but can get it working and don't know if it's some kind of permisson or what. I have one disk mounted as a backup disk in my "server" machine, and want to share this ...
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Canopy Express in Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit doesn't start

I installed the 32-bit version of Canopy Express in my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit machine. I followed the installation guides here. Then when I run the program I get the following dialogue: Permission ...
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How to access a /media folder that has been mounted from a external hardrive?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I have installed Apache, php5. I have configured two sites folders in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default One is the in /home/me/www and the other is on the external ...
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pulseaudio --kill permission denied? (Something's using my soundcard and I don't know what it is.)

So, a few weeks ago I was having problems with skype and pulseaudio/alsa things, so I went to this link and found a way to supposedly kill and start pulseaudio at will. So, in etc/pulse/client.conf, I ...
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Have to set permissions on every startup

I just installed a fingerprint library called libfprint. After installing, you have to set the permissions up to access the scanner. I thought that this would be permanent but every time I restart I ...
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Error while starting hadoop

When I try to run hadoop as bin/start-all.sh, I get this error.: mkdir: cannot create directory /home/prasanna/Desktop/hadoop/libexec/../logs: Permission denied chown: cannot access ...
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Why am I asked for the “password for root” when upgrading packages?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I installed with one user account, then added a second user account using the GUI dialog box method, making myself an Administrator type. I now use the second ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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sccs returns 'Permission denied'

I installed and set up the package "cssc", but when I try to use sccs with the command "sccs create filename" I receive the message "Permission denied". The exit status of the command is 69, which I ...
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How can I get access to an external USB hard drive mounted in KDE other user?

Before kubuntu 12.10 I had Gentoo and in KDE's plugged devices widget I mounted devices and they were accessible by other users in other KDE sessions. In kubuntu, however, my external hard disk is ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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mounting CIFS share appears to work, but then prevents writing after a few seconds

I've got a NAS that is setup with CIFS and open guest access. I mounted it in fstab with the following line //192.168.0.101/Stor1 /media/freenasbox cifs ...
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How to Lock Unlock Pen Drive in ubuntu 12.04?

My Name is Prakash. We face below problem in ubuntu. Kindly help us to solve it. How to Lock Unlock Pen Drive in ubuntu 12.04 ? How to give right to users ?
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Why don't I have permission to read files on the CD I bought?

I recently bought this book, which came with an accompanying CD. When I try to view the contents of the CD in Ubuntu, I don't have read permission for any of the files. ls -al in the root of the CD ...
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How to start lxde (lxsession) as a non-root user from ubuntu chroot on android phone?

I've built ubuntu-armhf on a partition on a memory card on moto g 4g phone, i can chroot to this and start lxde on an x-server app running on localhost:0 on the phone, this works fine as root, the ...
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Where is the unlock full access in filemanager on Aquaris Ubuntutouch?

I use the File Manager version 0.4.386 and I don't find the "unlock full access" button. It is not in the field with with new file and properties. I don't know why. If somebody could help me that ...
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Transmission Permission issues

I keep getting the Transmission "Permission denied" error when adding a magnet/torrent. Initially, I looked up this pretty common problem, yet the solutions did not solve my issue. I ran ps -ef | ...
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`debootstrap` or `chroot` with `fakeroot[-ng]` instead of `sudo`: is it right or wrong?

Background I wanted to use debootsrap with fakeroot-ng. It started fine, but later on debootsrap stopped with an error and I had a dialogue box reporting tar crashed. However, as I had some ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Gnome-keyring is not being unlock when i log in in gdm

My ubuntu 14.04.2 is always asking the password for gnome-keyring after login. I want to automatically unlock that, but all that I've found is for too older versions of Ubuntu, and seems that answers ...
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Unable to access shared folder

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with xubuntu guest. I set up guest additions and am able to copy between the clipboards. I'm trying to share C:\share on my host machine. I have it set up as ...
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Documents on MicroSD

Is there a way to view documents which are stored on my MicroSD in Document Viewer (Ubuntu Core App Developers)? In File Manager I've to enter the password before I could see the files. Creating ...
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Sound permissions not persisting after reboot

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I am having an issue with sound. It seems to be a permissions problem. When I use the command below sound works with no problems. sudo setfacl -m u:lt:rw ...
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Allowing Ubuntu user on ec2 to upload and manage files in public web folder

Just created a new ec2 ubuntu instance, and i'm forced to login as ubuntu rather root. While Its ok as of standard security practice but it creates additional problems that ubuntu user cannot upload ...
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Windows File Permissions

I just faced a weird issue where my windows laptop hard drive encountered an I/O error. The C:/ partition became entirely inaccessible via any Windows based machine, the D:/ partition however was ...
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How to create Virtual Hosts within a NAS directory

When I try to set up a virtual host I need to change my permissions for the root directory like this: sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /NAS/directory sudo chmod 755 /NAS/directory But whenever I do ...
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Running etherpad as a service on raspberry pi [Fail]

I am setting up etherpad-lite on my raspberry pi ubuntu 14.04 server. I got stuck trying to make etherpad-lite run as a service, following these instructions (I've also checked several others but that ...
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Change permissions inside USB drive to execute shell script

I have read multiple other answers on here to no avail. Clearly chmod and chown are not applicable here. Here's the problem: I have a USB drive for school in which I have a folder for my programming ...
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How do I automate permissions to the files in the shared folder to be accessible by both the host MacOS and the guest Ubuntu through VirtualBox?

I was working towards getting Ubuntu 14.04 set up in a VirtualBox, and I have achieved that. I also have it at the stage where it's mounting my shared folder automatically. The only remaining problem ...
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Smart HTTP git backend with apache2

I'm trying to use the smart HTTP functionality of git on my Ubuntu Server. I've read the documentation for both smart HTTP and git-http-backend, as well as the documentation for apache; but for the ...
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User Permission - Only installing from Ubuntu Software Centre

My father in law's 14 month old Dell Computer's hard drive just crapped out, I replaced it with a new hard drive and since Dell won't send him a product key for the windows 8 that he purchased them I ...