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

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Starting X as a normal user

I am only able to launch startx as the root user, but I would like to run it as a normal user instead, because apparently xrdp won't let me open a remote session when X is running as root. Every time ...
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Deluge permission denied mounted drive

I've got deluge running on a VM with ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I've set up NFS so the share /allspark/downloads is mounted under /media/vm-seedbox. I've set permissions to /media/vm-seedbox to be ...
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couldn't open output file: Read-only file system

I just installed Ubuntu. My problem is I am attempting to write a log file to home. I am using logcat from a python module called adb. When I attempt the terminal command adb logcat -f <path> I ...
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How can I list files that the current user can access?

For security auditing purposes I would like to go through my systems' users and make sure they don't have filesystem access to more than I'd prefer they did. I'd like something that outputs in the ls ...
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Permission denied (publickey,password) when connecting to computers with LAN

I have two computers in my local network behind my belkin router in my home. Both are running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use secure copy to transfer a file from one computer to the other. Unfortunately, ...
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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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Permissions of an automount ntfs partition

Hi there I have an ntfs partition which is mounted automatically on ubuntu's startup. In qBittorrent I have the default download folder is that ntfs partition, but after I mount the partition ...
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Xubuntu: Apply permissions to enclosed files

I have to do a homework about Xubuntu and I'll talk about permissions at some point. My question: Why there is no "Apply permissions to enclosed files" field in Permissions ? I have to mention that ...
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Trouble using “apt-get update” [duplicate]

I am trying to use the command "apt-get update", but it gives me this error. It's not the only command that gives errors like these. apt-get update E: Could not open lock file ...
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/var/www permissions have been changed with chmod -R 777

How do I revert back to the original settings for this directory? If it is not possible to revert to original settings, will doing an upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu server 12.04 correct the ...
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user permission - looking for a workaround

I'm logged in as user 'ip'. I work on a local drupal installation. The entire directory belongs to 'www-data:www:data'. To avoid to work at the beginnig with sudo I added user 'ip' to the 'www-data' ...
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Samba permissions between 2 linux machines

Been pulling my hair out for days over this. I'm sure the problem lies not with the samba configuration itself, but permissions, and I'm at a loss to figure out what's wrong! Here's my samba share ...
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What Is The Difference Between “root”, “user”, “group”?

I am new in using UbuntuServer13.10 so during giving permission to a folder to open it on FileZilla on other PC, I got these words and now I want to know about the difference between; "root", "user", ...
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Root has taken rights

I installed root user of Ubunutu and it is working properly. But the only problem is when I come back to my main account, it says that I cannot unmount or mount any Drive as it's in root's ownership. ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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LAMP 403 Forbidden after 13.10 upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04, my localhost started throwing 403 errors. The default DocumentRoot and Directories are both equal to one another, and the permissions on the default folder ...
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Can't get access to networkdrive mounted from fstab

Hope someone can help me a little. Setup: Ubuntu 13.10 server. Ubuntu 13.10 worksstation The server have some samba shares. Some er private, and others are shared between groups. The problem is the ...
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How to submit a feature request for chmod linux command

Note: I believe this question doesn't fit the SO guidelines for question types, but if you can, please move it to appropriate section of the SE network or please tell me where it would be appropriate ...
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How do I set group permissions on a shared folder?

I have created a folder called shared1 which I am going to share. After that, I have created a group named group. Currently no users are added into group group. I need to assign read and write ...
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Makefile compile

I have to compile ctorrent using makefile, but I always have the same error: make[1]: Entering directory `/home/g507565/Downloads/ctorrent-dnh3.3.2' test -z "/usr/local/bin" || mkdir -p -- ...
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Can't copy files from mac osx via afp due to locked volumes

I am trying to copy some files from my laptop (OSX) to a file share on my ubuntu server. I have connected to the server in finder and I am able to copy from it and execute, delete files on the share. ...
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user can't ftp to a directory but is part of the group that owns it

I have set www-data as the owner and group on my /var/www directory. The permissions on /var/www are 775, so the www-data group has write access. user1 is a member of the www-data group. vsftpd ...
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Only Administrator user can execute some commands

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition 32 bit and Now these days I am working on Ubuntu Customization. My customization OS having 2 users as follows: Administrator with full permission. Net ...
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How To Edit/Add/Delete/Rename Files/Folders In Ubuntu Server Using FileZilla?

I am using "UbuntuServer13.10" on my server and "Windows7-SP1" On my PC. Now I want to edit, add, delete, rename my files and folders in server using FTP. For this purpose, I installed "FileZilla ...
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Can't write to new ext4 partition

I installed ubuntu 12.04 in a small (40GB) partition created on the 1TB HDD of my Win 8.1 Dell Laptop, and now want to increase storage. I resized an existing Windows partition to free up 200 GB of ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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Samba shares with windows AD picking wrong username

I have a strange problem, which I have found no answers for on the web. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Samba 3.6. 3 (ntp krb5-user smbfs smbclient winbind) At first everything works fine, groups in AD ...
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Need permissions to install extensions inside the usr/share/inkscape folder. How can I do that?

I am trying to install an Inkscape extension and I should copy some files to /usr/share/inkscape/extensions It seems I don't have permission to do so, although I am the sole user of the PC (and ...
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Help needed in using Lexmark Pro705 with Ubuntu 13.10

From http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=driversdownloads&locale=EN&userlocale=EN I have downloaded 32 bit printer description and print utility for Lexmark Pro705 Ubuntu 12.04. These appear ...
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phpmyadmin and ubuntu external database [closed]

I have a web server running apache and php5 and another server that runs my mysql. I've setup phpmyadmin on the apache server, and got it running... Took some doing, but I got it to create the ...
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How to get samba serve to follow chmod rules

I am in the process of setting up a samba file serve which I got to work pretty well the only issue that I am now stuck with is the permissions: The set up that I am trying to achieve is to allow one ...
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Permission issues when saving in /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles

When I try to save a file in /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles I get a window telling that the file cannot be saved because I can't change the contents of that folder. When I right-click on the ...
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Ownership of .Xauthority transferred to root

Somehow, while playing around with LightDM and Webkit Greeter, the ownership of the .Xauthority file in my home dir was given to the root user and I couldn't login because I hadn't the privilegues to ...
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What is the significance of permission of `/etc`?

Trying to replicate the problem described in "/etc/profile permission denied!" where OP of the post in her comments mentions the permission string for her /etc directory being drw-r--r--. I issued ...
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Default group permissions for /var folder

I accidentally ran sudo chmod -R g+rw /var instead of sudo chmod -R g+rw /var/www. This means that for every file, the group owner now has explicit read-write access. I have already seen an example ...
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Is there any general guideline to follow in order to know why I get a Permission Denied error while running a particular command?

I had recently tried to move a file to overwrite /dev/null and had encountered a Permission denied Error. From using Ubuntu for the last couple of years, I know that if I get this error, I need to be ...
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“wodim: Permission denied. Cannot open SCSI driver!” how to solve?

When I'm executing a cd writing command cdrecord -v -eject speed=48 dev=/dev/sg1 /tmp/newcd.iso it will output some errors in my log file like, wodim: Permission denied. Cannot open SCSI driver! ...
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how to reset Ubuntu 12.04 root permissions?

I run this command "sudo chmod -R 777 /" by mistake. After restart, the OS became very wired, no internet access, many things doesn't work, can't open any software... is there any possible way to ...
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Writing manuscript in the LaTeX template of EPJ

I am trying to write my manuscript in the LaTeX template of EPJ (European Physical Journal). I followed the instructions exactly that were in the readme for installation, but when I try to type ...
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Not able to change permission of files/folder shared in samba [duplicate]

I am trying to change permission and change the group permission of the folders which are shared through SAMBA (Samba PDC). Commands are as follows: # chmod 766 /mnt/Format but nothing changed. ...
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how to set priviledge on port 21 ftp of a host

i have a linux hosting working with cakephp.some sites got intrusion/hacked.i used nmap to see the open ports. i found 21/tcp open ftp is the port which should be restricted and not accessible via ...
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Can't start an application as service, but running as standalone process simply works

For a service although a pid file exists but still on attempt to start service, it fails saying $ sudo service cassandra start * could not access pidfile for Cassandra I verified folder ...
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Permission denied - running script

I am new somewhat to scripting in Ubuntu and I have the following script which I am executing but getting back Permission Denied messages. Any help is greatly appreciated! Here's the sequence: The ...
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Permissions issue with netatalk

I set up an Ubuntu 12.04 server recently for my business, and we installed netatalk so we could share company files to our Mac computers. Here is the line we used in our AppleVolumes.default file: ...
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No keyboard response in applications due to permissions of /.config/ibus/bus

I was running into an error using the Android SDK-- the error message was: The owner of /home/[username]/.config/ibus/bus is not root! So, like a moron I did a sudo chown root:root /bus command. ...
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mounting and shared folder between guest machine and win 7 host

I am experiencing a problem I already shared a folder named "virtual_share" on win7 and mount it on my oracle virtual box on ubuntu with the same name. But I cannot copy anything to the shared folder ...
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How to change the permission on a single file?

I need to change the permission on a couple of files in the /usr/share/backgrounds/. I've been lurking around forums but no one will give me a straight answer. Rather, they just keep warning me ...
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fusermount: mount failed: Permission denied

I'm trying to use google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount my Google Drive to an Ubuntu 13.04 VM I own on remote sever so I can copy some very large project-related files to my work computer. I've been ...
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Permission denied while installing matlab in ubuntu 12.04

I'm installing Matlab in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS by using terminal commands. As mentioned in installation guide I am entering the following command: /path_to_dvd/install & but when I enter the command ...
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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 ...