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

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Can I lock a folder so NOBODY can delete it?

I would like to create a folder in my OPT directory on Ubuntu 14.04. However, it must have the following requirements: Can not be deleted by ANYONE, even root. ReadOnly access to ALL users (except ...
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Does ubuntu treat downloaded files specially?

There is a script which just adds extra lines to my /etc/hosts file to enable local development. Since it's pretty useful, I decided to keep it in a gist. When one of my friends downloaded the ...
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unable to change file permissions on external hard drive, 14.04

Ever since I changed over to 12.04 (Jul 2014) and then 14.04 (Aug) I have been unable to change the permissions of files on an external hard drive. Even though I am the owner and have rwx permission ...
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Lost premisssions after editing sudoers file [duplicate]

Please, can someone help me. The problem: I would like to give permissions to reboot for users not from admin group. On the Internet I found the advice to change the "sudoers" file with command ...
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Log in loops again for a particular user [duplicate]

I was logging into my ubuntu machine till last night. Today I had an error unknown group ID error for the group I was in and also the UID. But I had no errors till the last night. I lost my sudo ...
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Allow www-data to create directories

How would I, with security in mind, allow www-data to create directories within /var/www/html/assets/img and its sub-directories? I have a PHP script that automatically creates directories with 777 ...
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PHP script unable to create directory with 777 permissions

I have a script that automatically creates a directory if it doesn't exist and sets permissions to 777. The problem is, it's only setting permissions to 755: if ...
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Vsftpd: 553 Could Not Create File with Root group

I have looked around for the last hour and reinstalled vsftpd twice but have not found success yet. I created a new user "admin" and assigned it to the root group. I want 'admin' to have full access ...
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make services request permission to open ports?

Is there a way to make services request permission to open ports? Basically to start up with all ports closed, as root so services will have to request permission to open them?, and you can decide to ...
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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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Understanding chmod Symbolic Notation and use of Octal

Many new users make mistakes (or have misunderstanding) while applying chmod on files or directories, because of a lack of informative knowledge of: Symbolic notation for ugo and rwx Use of octal ...
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softether VPN access list not working

I installed softether as VPN server on UBUNTU 12.4. nOW I add anonymous user for special range of ips. as you see blow i created a user named 'all' : and i created an access list to deny access ...
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bash: Permission Denied when I move my CPP file to another location

I crafted a test CPP programme. It created a file in the home directory. It compiled with ease, and I could run it by typing ./rocketfire in the Terminal. Now, I did these: abhimanyu@AbhimanyuPC:~$ ...
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403 Forbidden when changing Apache2 document root [closed]

I'm running Mint 17, and I changed my /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf file to the following: <VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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Want to setup acl but my /etc/fstab does not look like the docs

I am trying to install an ACL on an ubuntu 14 box. My /etc/fstab file does not look exactly like the docs and I would like some advice on how to proceed. here is my config. $ cat /etc/fstab # ...
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Give file permissions back to root

I accidentally typed out this command, not knowing exactly what it did: sudo chown -R user:user / Now when I type ls -la /, it shows that user has permission to all directories (before it showed ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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Anonymous upload broken in VSFTPD after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had a fully running VSFTPD server in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with both local and anonymous being able to upload files. Local users were chrooted to their directory, and anonymous user was chrooted to ...
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How to setup a Multi User NAS

I want to setup a multi-user NAS, With an administrator, and have that admin have the ability to add users to the NAS. Users Are likely to be using mainstream platforms. So I plan for them to use ...
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convert.im6: Unable to open image `xxx': Permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2638

I just tried converting several different images into a PDF file using the 'convert' command in a terminal, but when I did so, it returned: convert.im6: Unable to open image 'xxx.pdf': Permission ...
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Hide from other users the folders they do not have read and execute permissions

For the sake of this question, assume there is User1 and User2, besides the root user of course. I want to share (rx) with User2 an specific folder within User1 home (say, ...
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Ubuntu — expected default user and group for /usr folders and children

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and was running into problems with Vagrant and VirtualBox v4.3.14 that proved to be an ownership problem with the /usr folder. Looks like something changed the user/group of those ...
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Permission issues with tomcat

I installed Tomcat 7 following the Ubuntu guide. The server is working and gives me the "It works!" page on http://localhost:8080/. Now I want to setup my own webapp using Netbeans. I generated a new ...
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writable sftp directory restrictions

I want to create a directory for a user so they can sftp to my server and automatically be in that directory. Ideally this directory would have group write permissions so this user can upload a file ...
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Apache and vsftpd [duplicate]

simple question. var/www -> owned by user group www-data whenever I upload through FTP something on www I have to manualy run chmod 755 /var/www. Or it wont show up on my browser... I am now ...
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Home files and folders permissions could not be determined

I was trying to create a default configuration file for activemq with the command sudo ./activemq setup [ /etc/default/activemq | /home/leo/.activemqrc ]` Then recieved this message: INFO: ...
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Auto mount USB drive with permissions for all users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 based Media Center and I store the media files on a USB HDD. I add files to drive directly on a Mac so I have it formatted as FAT32. The problem is that after reconnecting the ...
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Unable to delete or copy files from/on an MP4 player

I was wondering about how t fix the following problem: I have an MP4 player and connect it to my laptop where I have Ubuntu 12.04. I connect it using an USB cable if that makes any difference. It ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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Setting default UMASK to “027” and USERGROUPS_ENAB to “yes” in /etc/login.defs

I don't understand the following from: /etc/login.defs # If USERGROUPS_ENAB is set to "yes", that will modify this UMASK default value # for private user groups, i. e. the uid is the same as gid, and ...
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Bug? When creating a new administrator and creating a new

I have encountered this before, but not understanding what happend. I needed to do a reinstall, and i then was reluctant to change anything with accounts again. I now tried again and wanted to redo ...
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Managing rights to Hard drives

I have a 500 GB HDD divided in to five partitions and an 3TB HD. Ubuntu is installed one of the partitions on 500 GB HDD. I updated my Ubuntu from Ver 11 to Ver 14 but after that I lost permissions ...
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Permission denied running files, yet I am root

I try to run a .sh file as root and it says 'permission denied' do you know why? Do I have to do something requiring chmod?
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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TOR Error permission issue

I've tried reinstalling, updating, and removing and then reinstalling. Nothing seems to work. See screenshot below: the output of gedit /home/skynet/.tor-browser-en/LOG (The installation log) is: ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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Remote rsnapshot failing with “Permission denied” error

I'm trying to set up remote backups with rsnapshot from my home server. I want my server to connect into my laptop and take backups over SSH.Everything is set up correctly and I can connect from my ...
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Error creating folder: Permission denied

I am using VM Player for Ubuntu, then using WinSCP I need to copy the installer of a CMS to /var/www/html but it always says - Error creating folder Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message ...
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apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied

I recently upgraded Ubuntu to the latest LTS edition on my work laptop, which I use as a LAMP development platform. The upgrade was from 12.4 to 14.4. Now I'm having trouble getting apache up and ...
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Netflix continually asking for silverlight install

I had a problem with the netflix browser asking me to install Silverlight all the time I checked the Netflix browser "Firefox" for plugin errors and found one with Pipelight when I tried to apply ...
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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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Blank Cacti Graphs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm having an issue with Cacti 0.8.8b not displaying any data in graphs. The graphs are being created and I see files in /var/lib/cacti/rra. My crontab entry for root ...
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Unable to write to /var/log/btmp

I recently had a bunch of entries in my btmp log [because of a boneheaded move on my part] I resolved the issue, but now I would like to clear that log, I copied it somewhere else for reference and ...
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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Make Home folder accesible to different installations

I just installed 14,04 next to 12,02 and I want to copy my home folder from my previous installation to my new one. I get permission errors (cannot read files). How to change that? Thanks.
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Why does system istallation fail on 32-bit Windows machine?

When trying to install the 32 bit desktop Windows version, installation is denied because a key file is already in use as per the ERROR LOG file, wubi-14.04-rev286.log. The relevant information is ...
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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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Plex not detecting media on Amazon S3 mounted with S3QL

So I have had a Plex server for a while now, and it has been running on a Dell Poweredge 2850 and Dell Powervault 220s. Ever since this server has been running, our power bill has been way more than ...