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

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Root user cannot write to libreoffice folder in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. For some reason I cannot write to the following folder /usr/lib/libreoffice/share though I am the root user of my system, in order to add a file and customize LibreOffice.
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User rights for non admin users on ext4 data partition

I'm trying to give every user writing permission to the data partition. However when I do so every user can delete each others folder although he has no rights to that folder. What I want is: 1) Every ...
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Granting write permissions to a group to www folder in Ubuntu 14.04

I am setting up a webserver with Ubuntu 14.04. I have created a group called webadmins and added relevant users to this group, I also included www-data user as member of this group. Now I need to ...
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No write access for vsFTPd server despite 777 permissions on files

I followed this (http://askubuntu.com/a/575825) tutorial in order to set up a vsFTPd server on my raspberry pi. Currently I am able to read files no problem but trying to write gives me a 550 ...
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Colored boxes on around the folder name in terminal

I gave local user to read and write permission to a particular folder using command chmod 777 /data/folder/ Now I am seeing a colored box hovering the folder's name which I really bugging ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 problem on apache2

I recently Install apache2 on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS and get some error when testing call IP on browser, so I restarting apache 2 status and failed farispc@farispc-X450EA:~$ sudo service apache2 ...
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how to set permission for a windows folder from ubuntu [duplicate]

i'm using dual boot on my laptop UBUTNU 14.04 and WINDOWS 7 i can access to windows partition from ubuntu 14.04 , i want to run a script in a windows folder , but by giving the permission ...
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How do I get Samba to trust a windows domain server

Can anyone show me how I can add a windows Domain (win2k8R2) to Samba Server. I am trying get Samba to trust all the users & workstation of particular windows domain which I believe will solve a ...
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Owner of mounted folder changes when it is actually mounted

I have a folder /media/user/drive_name that is set in fstab to automount an NTFS drive /dev/sdc2 /media/user/drive_name ntfs auto The problem is that when the drive is mounted, it and all of it's ...
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Why do I need the x permission to cd into a directory? [duplicate]

ls -la prints the following: drwxrwxrw- 2 www-data www-data 4096 Aug 12 11:04 files My username does not belong to www-data. When trying to cd into files I get a "permission denied" though the ...
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Can not access the shared folder in Ubuntu 14.4 / Samba

I seems to be faced off with this issue for quite sometime now. I was able to access the shared folder without any issues when I use Ubuntu 12 LTS but after the upgrade to 14.4LTS only some PC's can ...
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cannot view partitions after rsync restore: how to backup better?

I have done a backup using rsync and restored the system as a test. All went well except that I cannot click on the partition listing in nautilus anymore. When I do it complains about "This location ...
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umask differences in various ubuntu versions

So, few years back I had ubuntu server 12.04 with umask default set to 022. I've upgraded it to 14.04 and my default user retained umask 022. I've installed 14.04 on several new machines and umask is ...
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How to migrate/merge files from one user to another user in same computer?

Ubuntu 14.04 No Dash No Menu on an User Account ^ This a follow up question Since my problem can't be solved and I want to delete the user that got problem, I think I want to move all user files ...
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Why does 'sudo java' change the user home directory to /root?

I have a program that needs to access a file in my home directory. Ubuntu will not allow this to happen due to the program not having root privileges. At first I ran this java command (which ...
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Permission Denied To Delete File

First of all, I'm not looking for an answer on how to remove the files. I am looking for a reason why this doesn't work - and a suggestion on how to remove the files without sudo. I have a directory ...
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Share Folders can not be accessed from outside of the local network after the upgrade

Hope you any one of you brilliant mind could help me out with this issue as I am battling this for the past 2 weeks and can not find a way round. Here is the problem. I had Ubuntu 12 Server LTS. ...
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Can we able to Edit/Create a file using 'File Permission'? [duplicate]

Is there any Way to Edit/Create a file in the method of File Permission ? Suppose it is '7' means can we able to change it to '4' ? i.e -rwx to -r ? Is there any code or___ to do?
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What is sudo nautilus ? What does it do ? When do i use it?

Newbie here. I had to install adobe flash plugin and add it to firefox. I followed instructions of a youtube video and did that successfully. In one of the step it asked me to enter the command: ...
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Why can't copy and paste file?

I am login with the account name debian7. An error occur : Permission denied when to copy and paste file into the directory /home/tom . ls -al /home/tom total 28 drwxrwxr-x 2 tom tom 4096 Jul ...
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edit file with sudo

if i'm not owner i'm using visual studio editor i can't change the code in any file in /var/www/html/ because of this command sudo chown -Rf www-data:www-data /var/www/html/ i need to know how ...
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How to give permissions to a specific user for a folder

Well I have a very restricted folder but I want to give rwx permissions to a specific user. I already know chmod but those permissions are set to owner, group and others. Owner. Me Group. The other ...
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rsync from local folder to mounted nfs share causes permission denied errors and nothing is copied

I have a home server that is sharing folders on the network using NFS. I have mounted these folders on my computer, for example: 192.168.1.20:/mnt/raiddisk/john /mnt/john nfs ...
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Understanding linux file system modes

I've read through over 10 articles, and am trying to wrap my head around the linux file system. There is one point I am trying to get that I can't figure out. Forgive me for sounding very dumb: When ...
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.kde/share/config permissions got messed up even after a reinstall

This Q is kind of a follow up from this earlier Q where I had a strange issue with kate which didn't show any plug-ins. While I got it working now (by copying the config folder from one machine to ...
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mount encrypted disk with right permissions

I encrypted an external drive on my desktop computer, and I can conveniently mount/unmount it from Nautilus just entering the password. The problem is that when I mount it on my notebook (from ...
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no sufficent permission to start xserver

i've wrongly gave " chmod 600 / " command i supposed to gave " chmod 600 /swapfile , i was creating a swap space.... .....and now it feels like my user can't no longer have rights to access and run ...
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Files in soft linked directory seems to lose executable flag

I can't seem to track down what's happening here, but every few days or so, all the files in a particular folder seem to have mysteriously lost their executable flag. Here's the set-up in question: I ...
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Recover Linux files [duplicate]

I'm running a Xubuntu box on VBox, and i can only login as guest... That's because i accidentaly locked the root and my current user accounts, with passwd -l 'user' command (i actualy locked all ...
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Trouble with permissions (Ubuntu 14.04, /usr, apt-get) [duplicate]

I believe I may have messed up. I'm setting up a rails server with passenger/nginx. Upon installing passenger's nginx module, I installed it to the directory where nginx currently resided ...
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trouble with changing folder and file ownerships

i am a newbie running Ubuntu 14.04 networked with windows 7 i am able to see all Ubuntu files from windows but not vice versa when i set up Ubuntu i copied a large number of folders over the network ...
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I need help deleting the undeletable folder [duplicate]

I had an old folder in /opt that I needed deleted. I ran nautilus as sudo and deleted it. Except it wound up in the trash folder. Cool- I'll just delete it from trash. I didn't have permission to ...
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apache is becoming the owner of my user's files

I've got a hosting account at Bluehost, and my own server at home. Recently I moved a couple of sites off of that Bluehost account and onto my server. I'm used to an environment where I have a ...
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Upstart for docker and setuid permissions

OK, this has kept me busy for a day at least, since last night. I am trying to do something very simple: run a bash script which creates a few folders and runs a docker container - but using upstart. ...
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Deny a user the right to use udisksctl

I'm using a system based on Ubuntu 14.04 There are multiple partitions on /dev/sda. /dev/sda1 is where the system resides, /dev/sda2, ..., /dev/sdaX are NTFS partitions. There are two users admin and ...
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14.04 kate editor does not show any plugins (wrong config permission even after fresh install)

I got a strange problem with kate editor. For some reason, whenever I runs kate in normal mode (without sudo) then all kate plugins disappear. I could not see any Projects/FileSystemBrowser/Documents ...
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Problem with installation of LaTeXDraw!

I was using LaTexDraw 2, which I had got it form Ubuntu Software Center. As the functions were limited and I couldn't use math to label out, I searched and found this new 3.1 version. After ...
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How to control the permissions of a mounted usb drive?

I have multiple USB drives, used for different purposes, and I've noticed they have different permissions when mounted, and, moreover, a chmod command has no effect. Why is this and is there a ...
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Ubuntu perrmission problem after reboot [closed]

I reboot my laptop recently and after this reboot. I have a problem with a some things like: solaar not working (after I logged-in I'm getting a pop-up saying it's not have permissions to open ...
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Steam requires execute permissions

I've got Steam installed on my Ubuntu 14.04. system, and it has worked so far. But now, when I start Steam, my installed games appear to be not installed, and when I click on 'Install', it says that I ...
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How do I override ACL permissions for single files or directories?

To share data (audio, video, pictures, documents) between all users on my desktop I created an ACL for a dedicated shared partition on my hard drive according to this answer which I mount at boot via ...
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I accidently ran 'sudo chmod -R 775 /' and it completely broke my OS/Shell [duplicate]

So I accidentally did sudo chmod -R 775 / when I meant to do sudo chmod -R 775 ./. I quickly realized and hit Ctrl^C, but not in time to save everything. I realize this is a really stupid mistake and ...
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fopen with a+ fails due to permissions

In php, I am calling fopen(filename, 'a+') in a directory that belongs to www-data and has permissions 777. The resulting permissions of the file created by fopen are 644, and so I get FALSE for the ...
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Sublime Text: Saving keybindings won't work

I'm trying to save keybindings. Error-message: Unable to save ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/Default (Linux).sublime-keymap Error: No permission If I run: ls -l ...
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Unable to access the root directory

I have started using Openfoam recently. I successfully installed Ubuntu Deb Pack version 2.4.0 but when installing the repository release version 2.4.x, i am unable to access root directory even after ...
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How can I give koala access to /var/www/html?

I'm trying to use Koala (http://koala-app.com/) to compile sass in /var/www/html. When I try to add my style.scss file all of the files are greyed out. I've added my account to www-data. When I run it ...
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Change default permission 664 for downloaded files

I have noticed that all downloaded files, either via Firefox or wget get permission of 664 (rw-rw-r--). This makes me run additional step via chmod when I want to use these files via another tool, ...
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Unable to access files in “camera” folder on 64GB SD card

I think I'm in a pretty unique predicament. The pictures on my SD card in the "camera" folder cannot be read. While all other pictures and music, that are not in the "camera" folder, are completely ...
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How to install Steam games to an external hard drive?

I have been trying for several days now to install Steam games to my 500gb external hard drive. I used this tutorial (taking ownership, fstab, etc) and annoyingly, it didn't work. I got this message ...
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Add a samba user that can access samba shares mounted under my user account?

I've set up two users on my home server (14.04 - Desktop) and on samba. I stay logged in to my (main) account and the drives being served throughout the house are mounted at ...