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

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Restore default System file/folder permessions

So I accidentally typed: sudo chmod a-wrx /etc and since etc contains sudeors.d and many other critical stuff, I couldn't log in/out or perform any administration tasks. I loaded GRUB and went root ...
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Write permission for Guest Session

What permissions should I set to a directory to make it accessible in read-write mode for Guest Session? I don't want to make it writable for everyone, just only for Guest Session, so simple: chmod ...
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lampp MYSQL linux permissions

I decided to go safe. I am no linux expert either. I edited my.cnf and gave the mysql username (instead of nobody) I set it to 'nugget'. I then added a user named nugget and added it to the group ...
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Bittorrent sync: Permission denied?

Every time I try to run the bittorrent sync binary, downloaded from here, I get a permission denied error regardless whether try running it as my user or as root. In particular, I get ...
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Change default groups assigned to new users

When a new user is created, they are assigned to a set of default groups. How do I change which default groups are assigned?
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Chown Not Responding as I expected.

New to Ubuntu, so bare with me. I recently changed the permission of mysql, /var/lib/mysql so I could save a database in it manually (was only option currently, instead of importing it the proper ...
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Allow chown command to www-data user

Is there a way to allow chown command to be run by www-data but limiting it in a way that the files owner can be changed only to uids greator than that of www-data user? I already researched a lot ...
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How to give permission to a directory which including lots of images [duplicate]

I want to run my project on localhost and i gave permission to all directories including in my project. But the problem is in Image directory. how can i give permission to each and every images. it ...
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SFTP Excecute Bit does not seem to be working correctly

I am trying to replace an existing FTP server and switch the users to be using sftp. We have some strict requirements as far as permissions required on the folders. For instance on the user's FTP ...
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How to make everything run as root in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have setup a virtual machine for compiling software for linux which I develop on Windows. I setup to automount a windows folder, run compilation scripts and then just shutdown. The machine isn't ...
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How to skip entering password for sudo i.e. prepare script with permissions? [duplicate]

For work and other situations as well I'm running all sorts of sudo commands. Thank god (and devs), they can be run from Unity Laucher :) . But as a lazy timesaver I want these commands permanently ...
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apt-get broken…help [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu-restricted-extras using the terminal, but a "Microsoft Eula" screen poped up and I closed the terminal (now I know I should not have done it). After failing to "click" on the ...
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Problem when copy files between sambashare

I've have mounted samba share's on Ubuntu 14.04 using lib pam_mount. My file /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml has the content: My file /etc/samba/smb.conf has the content: [homes] comment = ...
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Limit privileges for download folder

In Windows, I was able to use the ICACLS utility to set files/folders with a lower integrity, in order to keep them from modifying higher-integrity locations. I'd like to do something like that with ...
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How to give all the users(except guest) permissions to particular directory via terminal?

I want every user to have full permissions over a single directory(and all the contents). Is this possible, and how? Thanks.
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Accessing files with permissions through live cd of ubuntu for backing up the entire files of a previous installation [duplicate]

Hi all iam having an ubuntu istallation on my laptop which happens to be not working, i need to back up my data as the ubuntu is not booting up. but when i tried to back up data by connecting the ...
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chmod is not working

I am unable to change the privileges of the directory or file which is not in desktop using chmod. while it is working properly for the directory and folders of desktop. am using the command chmod ...
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How to set directory permission in linux which prevents users (except owner) to delete file but allow them to modify content?

Environment : Server - Ubuntu (as of now ver 13) Clients - Windows 8 boxes We are setting up Samba-NAS box running ubuntu in office, there is one requirement by team to set following system. 1. ...
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Put crossdomain.xml into icecast2 webroot

I'm trying to put a crossdomain.xml file inside icecast2 web root to be able to access by the flash player http://mydomain.com:8000/crossdomain.xml I'm frustrated now. Tried everything possible but ...
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How to make new files owned by a group?

Ubuntu 14.04 Server x64 I have an ext4 partition named Media that is mounted via fstab and shared via samba. I have two users, ajb(created when I installed) and deluge(no password, runs deluge daemon ...
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Lost permission to download into anything but /home

Not sure what caused it but one day I couldn't download any files into my download directory where the error was "Insufficient permissions". I tried other locations /Documents /Desktop but I didn't ...
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How can I make the files created by one user readable/writable by another? [duplicate]

I have a user account I created with no password to run some daemons on my server. I want my user account to be able to read,write, and delete files created by this user. How do I do this? Both users ...
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Permission denied while downloading torrent?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 x64. On that server I have a samba shares named Media and a deluge daemon that I access through a deluge client on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop. When I attempt to ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ...
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deluser not working

I am having an issue removing a user from the sudo group. I may be doing it wrong. I added a user to the group to gain access to a file but now I want to remove that privilege. I first did sudo ...
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How can I allow a user to edit a specific system file normally restricted to root?

I am trying to write to /etc/network/interfaces with a user that does not have root privileges. The reason for wanting to write to this would be to allow the user to set a static IP since I am ...
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How to fix: error report “Permission Error(13,'Access denied')” on Chrome GPU process crash?

I am getting Chrome crashes that can not be reported (as I understand 'permission error'). These are GPU process crashes while no blacklist overriding and default chrome://flags. What I want to know ...
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Permissions problems with Apache2 Alias

I'm trying to set up a local installation of a scientific pipeline (The trans protoemic pipeline). This pipeline use a number of cgi scripts and I'm trying to match it's requirements by setting up a ...
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New Ubuntu Convert can't access external hard drive files / folders from iMac

I overwrote my iMac Mavericks OS with Ubuntu 14.04. Since then, I am having difficulties easily moving files and folders from the external hard drive (used with Mavericks). I am HOPING to be able to ...
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Tomcat shartup.sh command says permisison denied

I have set CATALINA_HOME in ~/.bashrc file but on running $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh command it produces output like: bash: ...
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Access forbidden 403 error in xampp

I am very new to xampp. I have made a fresh xampp install with the following commands. sudo su cd /tmp wget bit.ly/1cmyrUo -O xampp-32bit.run chmod 777 ./xampp-32bit.run sudo ./xampp-32bit.run Then ...
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Set permissions for future folders and files

I have some trouble managing permits in a folder and relative sub folders. I am working on ubuntu 14.04. I have a software which periodically creates new folders and files inside of a main folder. ...
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How to prevent directory from being deleted by user?

Suppose a directory dir1 is created by sudo on Desktop. sudo mkdir dir1 Then I applied chown and chmod as following: sudo chown root:root dir1 sudo chmod go-rwx dir1 Now dir1 is only accessible ...
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Local folder for specific MySQL databases with symlinks

Moving specific MySQL databases under home folder using symlink used to work in the past for me (maybe before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04) but now, following the same procedure, it just does not ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . Recently I have installed LAMP server and also I tried to install word press. During this installation I am facing one severe problem that is Suppose I have one text file ...
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Getting a command to run on all files in subdirectories

Apologies for the n00b question. I've installed Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04, and it seemed to be ignoring some folders and files. A very helpful person over at the Plex forums suggested I needed ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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Upstart job cannot create directory in /var/run

I the following config in /etc/init/foo.conf on Ubuntu 12.04.4: description "Foo" start on filesystem or runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] pre-start script mkdir -p -m 0775 /var/run/foo ...
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.dbus folder in home folder belongs root

I have a folder ~/.dbus in my homefolder that is only read and writeable by root: drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 . drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 session-bus Is this the ...
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Generally-accepted way of giving a user rwx permissions to /etc

I need a non-root user (say, myuser) to be able to have unbridled, recursive rwx access to /etc and anything underneath it. Hence if I execute, say: mkdir /etc/fizz I shouldn't receive any ...
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Locking down windows drive

Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use. Im running the LXDE ...
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bundle install permissions denied

Hello I am working on a new ubuntu machine and when I run tasks like: bundle install or rvm get head I get errors like: Downloading https://get.rvm.io bash: line 709: /usr/local/rvm/RELEASE: ...
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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cd root access denied [closed]

I have set up my root password but when I try and cd to root dir I get: bash: cd: root: Permission denied the exact command is: cd root sorry I was unclear but the issue is resolved now thanks a ...
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Why is CIFS mounting with sticky bit

I have a CIFS mount that's being mounted in fstab and looks like this: //192.168.1.97/media /home/pi/sambashare cifs ...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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How to change read-only permission under 501 user?

I have a hard disk that install on it mac osx 10.4.11, so I plugged that to my Ubuntu system and now I can see all of the files, but it's just read only under the 501 user permission I'm root in ...
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root must be setuid root [duplicate]

I accidentally ran this command chmod -R 755 /usr/bin on my remote server [Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS], and I don't have the root password. When I run sudo it gives me sudo: must be setuid root, This is the ...