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

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apache cannot upload images into a proper permission set directory

I have an issue with uploading images. Website is on a Ubuntu vps, and I have installed apache, set up the domain, virtual host, and everything else work fine. But there's an option in the website to ...
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How do I do anything with a second drive?

I've built an HTPC. i liked the idea of Ubuntu mixed with XBMC because of the speed and small footprint, and especially the cost (free is usually nice). I haven't dealt with command lines since MS DOS ...
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Directory / File Permissions [duplicate]

I want to start out by apologizing if this question has already been answered somewhere else and I just haven't run across it yet. I have been searching Ask Ubuntu as well as many other forums for ...
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Can't run apps without sudo

I do my research and can't find anything useful, maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, nvm. if I try to run spotify for example I got "Unable to initialize the storage of temporary files" error, but if ...
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Can't put Theme on Burg boot/burg/themes, it said “Permission not Granted”

How to get permission for all directory ? Because every-time I want to put themes on that directory, it always said "Permission not Granted". I did research, but not help.
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How to configure apache2 with symbolic links in /var/www/?

I want to setup a local web server on my Ubuntu (14.04). So I installed all software to get a LAMP server. The problem is that I do something wrong with creating my virtualhosts. I wanted to create ...
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How to create cascading permissions for FTP user - new files and folders

So I've set up a new Ubuntu server with LAMP stack and I have a ftp user for my client so they can upload files/folders to their website. How can I make cascading permissions so they do not have ...
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SSHFS tutorial clarification in help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS describes how to use SSHFS. The description is somewhat ambiguous. I have tried several combinations of the permissions and ownerships of the directories ...
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No permission in Android for shared folder

I can access to print$ folder shared as default. But I can't open own folder called shared in home directory. They have same permission: drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 10:48 shared ...
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How to setup users, groups, permissions for daemons & services (couchpotato, nzbget, nzbdrone, apache…)

I am still relatively new to linux and while I am starting to get comfortable with a lot of it there are some practical fundamentals that I must be missing because I don't have a clear idea on how to ...
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how to set up group level administrator in linux ubuntu!

In my application there is multiple groups and n number of users. What i need is to assign a particular/multiple user as group administrator. Group level administrator is just a user that has ...
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Error 13 Permission Denied

Any reason I can't just drop a file into a directory ? ie: /var/lib/whatever I know it's a root access issue, but... Is this not an option due to the root limitation with Ubuntu? I have a ...
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Run script from different user

I have a script that download db_dump from production server. I also created guest account so my friends that doesn't have permission to production, can get the downloaded files. How can I give them ...
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How to get the desired permissions while creating the files

I am using dumpcap to capture data for networking in sudo mode. It creates the file with root permission i.e. user:root and group:root. I am saving this file in /home/me/files directory and want to ...
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Files/directory with root owner in /home

While look at the /home folder, I found the sequents 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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Undo wordpress chmod?

firstly im new to ubuntu and I did something im not sure of. I was trying to chmod wordpress folder because it was having problem not having permission to do anything. (Already installed xampp) ...
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Folder permissions: only allow user to write (not read or delete)

I'm having this upload folder where a user is only allowed to write files. After he wrote the file he is not allowed to read or delete it. How can this be done?
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getting permissions in

I am trying to load new brushes in "krita" but all I get is a dialogue box saying "extraction not preformed you don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder "krita". I tried to ...
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Require sudo to delete files, but still allow writing

I've got all my files on a server raid, and it has a reasonably excessive amount of space so I'm not often going to have to delete anything. I still have things writing to the raid all the time so I ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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Installing Matlab on Kubuntu. Matlab cannot access root

when running the ./install file, Matlab cannot create it's directory as it doesn't have access to root. I've seen this asked in this post: Must I enable the root account to install Matlab? however ...
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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 ...