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

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Access to /dev/ttyUSB0 and sudo

This is my first question here. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have an application accessing the USB port of computer. My Ubuntu username is gadu. Until today, i've always used the following command: ...
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Changing ownership of folder not working!

I am trying to change the ownership of a folder and subfolders by typing either of these: sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/.folder/ sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/folder/ sudo chown $user -R ...
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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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manage /opt folder permissions

I'm asking how to manage the permissions of /opt folder and files/folders under it. At the moment, the /opt folder has the default configuration drwxr-xr-x root root However, I changed the ...
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How can I setup a shared second hard drive over LAN so that users have file edit permission?

I have a second hard drive setup on ubuntu. It is partitioned using ext3. I have set it up as shared over a network. When other members of our office add files to it using both Mac OSX and windows 7/8 ...
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No writeable permissions when mounting Windows folders [duplicate]

So I have a Windows machine and a number of folders that I want to share my network. I've no problem mounting the folders and they have the correct permissions set in Windows. I'm mounting them using ...
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777 Permissions not working NTFS FSTAB

I am adding an external drive to my owncloud server. The drive needs to have permissions for the PHP program (www-data). The drive in question is a NTFS at 777 with the owner as me and the user group ...
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Utorrent-server run when torrent state changes executes but nothing happens

I set up utorrent-server to call: "/bin/echo "test" >> /tmp/debug.log" (without external quotes) when a torrent state changes. In the log file, it is called but the command never executes. The /tmp ...
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User in www-data group can't view directory

I've added a user (test) to the group www-data with the following command: sudo usermod -a -G www-data test When I try to view a directory with permissions 744, it says Server returned empty ...
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www-data has access to folders in my home directory

I've never noticed this before and I have no idea how this has happened but www-data has privilages to files in my home directory, here is what I have. drwx------ 2 root www-data 4096 Jul 20 22:06 ...
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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...
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How do i get permission to edit a file in /etc/? [duplicate]

I'm trying to modify a file from /etc/ but I can't, because the file I want to modify require root permission and I accidentally erase it. I tried to use some sudo commands but I can't because every ...
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No windows partition's avaliable

Ok so, I'm connected to my laptop remotely via SSH. I have 3 partition's 2for win and one for Ubuntu. I wanted to check something on my windows partition but it's not showing up.. The worse is that it ...
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How can I recover /home/owner directory from opt folder back to /?

I was about to burn a install flash drive with unetbootin when I somehow accidentally clicked on the wrong directory and apparently moved my /home/owner folder. I located it in the /opt folder. I'm ...
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OpenSSH - Restrict users to one or multiple folders

I want to know how I can restrict user access using OpenSSH Server. Let's say I want user 1 to only access /Media, /Documents, and his home folder, User 2 should only access /Folder21, and his ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

0 down vote favorite I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each ...
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I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run

I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run, unless they are ran as sudo (BAD IDEA!) How do I fix this issue?
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minidlna on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cannot access /media folders

My minidlna program is attempting to access the /media folder to get the drives mounted there. I have adapted the minidlna.conf file to look specifically for these drives. I get to them and recieve an ...
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While chmod 'ing for htdocs. I found daemon user. Who is this?

I am new to ubuntu. Recently I tried to change user of htdocs according to many q&a 's available on askUbuntu. I followed these steps: qayyum@qayyum:~$ who am i qayyum pts/0 2014-10-01 ...
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Mongod server not woking due to the following error

sanket@sanket:~$ sudo mongod sudo: unable to resolve host sanket [sudo] password for sanket: mongod --help for help and startup options Sun Oct 5 09:58:48.970 [initandlisten] MongoDB starting : ...
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tcpdump permissions problem

having trouble running tcpdump. I'm on Trusty. I must run tcpdump with non-root user. Searched the web for my problem and figured out i should sudo setcap cap_net_admin=eip /usr/sbin/tcpdump That ...
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mongod server is not working duee to permissions problem

10309 Unable to create/open lock file: /data/db/mongod.lock errno:13 Permission denied Is a mongod instance already running?, terminating how to check for running instance?? i want to use mongo ...
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Hidden Permissions - Zentyal Admins can't access User's Created Folders

I am the co-administrator of a small private school's domain system. I set the system up using Zentyal 3.4 of which Windows and Ubuntu clients both connect. Students have their own personal logins ...
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Screwed up lightdm file and am now in login loop

Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04...upgrade worked but ran into permission problems mounting usb stick and launching applications. Attempting to fix this I edited and saved lightdm....am now stuck in login ...
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Why does node.js need administrative permissions to access my windows share even though the share's premission is 0777

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8.1 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue? [duplicate]

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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USB partly readable , permissions “ None ”

I have an USB inserted of which some files I can read. When I check properties > permissions it shows " None " in last 2 entries. I tried changing it still it goes back to " None ". The USB has 5.3 GB ...
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Ubuntu Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...
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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. Thats my /etc/exports : /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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Cannot create new files through sshfs

I'm having problems creating new files using sshfs. I can update an existing file, but creating a new file (using an editor or cp) throws an error ("permission denied" or, more often, "software caused ...
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unable to access drive

I am new to the Ubuntu family, maybe a week, and already now I have got an error. The error is that I cannot access my own drive which is named computer here. The images below explain the story. how ...
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Okular is not listed in the open with option

recently I installed Ocular .I opened file using Ocular through command window.But it is not listing in the normal user.But if I go for sudo nautilus , I am getting Ocular option. I know it is related ...
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Samba File Server hide folders for certain users

I have a Ubuntu machine with the following folders. I am using samba server to share the folder. I have 3users: user 1 = full access user 2 = access to folder music (only read) user 3 = access ...
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How can you know if executing a program requires root?

I understand that this is a bit fundamental and perhaps a silly question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I understand that every file has the "Executable" bit. I assumed that programs ...
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No write access in folder using Nautilus despite having group write permissions

There's a folder I would like to move files from/to using Nautilus. I am not the owner of the folder (and don't want to be), but I changed the group to one I am a member of. The permissions on the ...
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Script Not Running Properly On Server

I am having an issue with my webserver. I am testing it out on a new kernel build and it seems as if I can't get one certain part running on it. All of my scripts work except this one. Every file ...
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Installation issue

So I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 7 system with more than enough power to run this operating system. When the installer is finished instead of "congrats, enjoy your new operating ...
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14:04: Usergroup / file permissions problems daemon proces

I'm trying to understand the file permissions in ubuntu, but after reading some material, I still don't understand why the following situation doesn't work: I have a folder ...
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Update-manager doesn't ask password [duplicate]

A week ago update-manager doesn't asks my root password. For example now I've updated ffmpeg for chromium in my Xubuntu without root password. Is it ok? Does your _ubuntu behave the same?
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Fixing permissions of backup files that I don't have -r or -w access to - but still denied access

I've always used rsync to backup all my files to an external drive. Now after having formatted my hard disk and reinstalled Linux, I wanted to copy the backup files to my hard disk. The problem is ...
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How to change permission of a drive in an external hard disk?

I had an old laptop. When it got complaint I removed its hard drive and started using it as external hard disk. It has an 80 GB of memory allocation for the windows C drive partition. But now i don't ...
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Make install Command - Permission Denied [duplicate]

I'm trying to install glew and freeglut so I can program OpenGL. I have figured out how to fix my make all command but when I type make install I get this message: Making install in src make[1]: ...
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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how to get user permissions for nfs share?

So, i have been going through many questions like this and checked several potential solutions of which none worked yet... The situation: I simply want to be able to access a Synology NAS from an ...
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libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/002/006: Permission denied. libusb requires write access to USB device nodes

I am connecting my FTDI Device with Laptop USB. I was following all the steps given in the link How to build libftdi git under Linux But after installing.. When I was running ./eeprom it is throwing: ...
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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How do I share files between computers without using a password?

I am wondering how to eliminate the need for a password when sharing files between computers. I have tried changing the filesharing in properties. I am using ubuntu 14.04.
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Can't get permission for deleting a file - not even as root!

I understand similar questions have been asked but truthfully none answer my question. I downloaded a file using a torrent, and basically I need to replace a .jar file in there with another, yet ...
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How to lock down SFTP user?

I really need some help, I have been trying to jail a user using ubuntu. Thing to note: james is the user sshusers is the group /home/james/upload/ is the directory where I wish to lock user ...