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

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When running gksudo in my terminal and trying to change file permissions, Nautilus crashes. How can I fix this?

I was trying to save some files to my usb drive and discovered I couldn't do it. So I decided to try to change my file permissions as a user by launching Nautilus as root. To do this I typed in gksudo ...
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Unable to execute command in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have been assigned a Ubuntu 12.04 system.I have administrator privilages but when i try to execute command such as ifconfig,sudo etc the command does not executes.I have executed ifconfig command ...
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MySQL not starting in Xampp

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Xampp 5.6.3-0. I cannot get the MySQL server to run. I have tried executing these commands so far (run in this order): sudo chmod 755 /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf sudo chmod -R ...
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Why the file has 0755, but 'Permission denied'?

Why the file has 0755, but I got an error 'Permission denied'? root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:~/.rbenv/versions/2.2.0/bin# ls -la total 14000 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 9 20:25 . drwxr-xr-x ...
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Change permissions of / of mounted disk

I've accidentally changed the permissions of /on my system, thus obviously nothing is working anymore now. I can access my server via a rescue system and mount the disk. How can I fix the ...
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Server permissionsto allow php script to run but other users cant open

I have an apache server set up, there is a php script for a login page (contains passwords). I want to be able to give the server permissions to run the script but not for users who login through ...
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access to USB drive broken after changing uid

Since changing my uid I no longer have the permissions to see a USB hardrive/stick that is automatically mounted at /media/USERNAME. Nautilus gives the message Unable to open a folder for ...
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How to set individual folder/file permission on a certain share on ubuntu server 14.04?

sorry for bothering but i do really need help with my ubuntu file/samba server.. i already tried googling but to no avail.. i have this share/directory -- sharedFolder --- folderA --- folderB --- ...
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How do I add a command permission to specific user to do it without password? [duplicate]

I want to give permission to a user to do shutdown command without password. Shutdown command need root privileges. If I give NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers, the user can do all command that need root ...
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Reset default permissions for /etc [duplicate]

I did a silly thing. I changed the permissions of my /etc folder using sudo chmod -R ugo+rw /etc After that I did some damage control using the command pkexec chmod 755 /etc Then I was able to ...
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Cannot Run Rscript from PHP but it runs perfect from terminal

I'm new to Ubuntu I'm trying to execute an Rscript in PHP using exec. However it doesnt run. When I run it from the terminal it executes perfectly. This is the code I run from commandline: ...
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“An error occured: Permission Denied for more information please see the log file: C:\Users\Mckinl~1\AppData\Local\Temp”

I'm on a 32 bit mac running Windows7Pro and OSX. I mounted "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso" to usb and used installation program on Windows. This process worked before. "An error occured: Permission ...
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How to give execute permissions to an external hard drive

I just bought a 1 TB My Passport external hard drive an I am trying to run steam games off of it. When I try to download games there it says the folder must be in a drive with execute permissions. I ...
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Is there any difference between umask value and chmod value?

I'm using umask in fstab settings. What I know is if i set 755 with chmod, the permission will be rwxr-xr-x. But, when I use umask in fstab with 755 value, permission that i get is ----w--w-. Giving ...
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How do I get gksu nautilus to work so I can access my encrypted hardrive from a live usb?

So I running Ubuntu on my computer, I downloaded a load of stuff, turned it off and now when I turn it on it gets stuck on the splash screen. I've make a live USB running Ubuntu to try and get my ...
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My user can't SFTP to a dir even though it's a member of the group that has write permissions to it

I've asked this before and I realize others have as well but I'm still struggling and hoping someone out there has the missing piece of info that will help me get this working. I've read through all ...
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Ubuntu server permission troubles

I am currently having some permission troubles on a Ubuntu server, the problem I am currently having is allowing other users to edit and save files created by myself or for me to edit and save files ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 root is required to run programs properly [on hold]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I like it a lot, however I have several issues with my access to almost everything. Here is a few examples: MysqlWorkbench: If I am starting this program ...
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Apache2 Virtual host: granting permission

I am creating virtual host on Ubuntu 14 LTS. They are working fine but I cannot grant permissions to my user. I tried the command: sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/test.com/public_html But I got ...
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how to automount sda2 partition

How do I mount sda2 from sda1? thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo parted -l Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos ...
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How to set permisions for groups?

I have a problem with Ubuntu server version. I need to set access permissions for groups (and user in group) (Sorry for my English) eg.: I have 3 group. developers managers administrators And a ...
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sudo does not change sysfs parameters [duplicate]

I can not run following command with sudo to change a sysfs paramete: $ sudo echo 300 > /sys/block/md0/md/stripe_cache_size bash: /sys/block/md0/md/stripe_cache_size: Permission denied However, ...
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Capacity of groups in Linux

How many users can be added to particular group in Linux (Ubuntu/Red Hat)? In NFS network set up in Lab, file/ownership permissions everything got messed up when the user number increased beyond ...
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Storing Torrent Files on Second Hard Drive

I think I know what my problem is, but I'm not sure how to fix it or what to search for and scared that I'm going to something up (me = linux noob) I've got rutorrent/rtorrent running on Ubuntu ...
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Make Install error FBReader - execvp Permission denied make[1]: [do_install] Error 127

Make install error . While i make install in the root mode it says this. make[1]: execvp: ./scripts/install_help.sh: Permission denied make[1]: *** [do_install] Error 127 i changed the path of ...
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How do I install Google Earth Pro on 14.04?

I signed myself up for a license to use Google Earth Pro and downloaded the GoogleEarthLinux.bin file. Tried to install it using sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin from terminal. This resulted in: ...
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Make Install error- Build FBReader in user mode : it says permission denied

here is the error report. I have no privileges being a root. how to build it in a user mode? *install: cannot remove `/usr/share/zlibrary/encodings/Big5': Permission denied install: cannot remove ...
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Windows and Ubuntu/Linux permissions for folders on a common disk

After collating my music from various locations and OS's I'd been trying to sync the resulting 400GB+ directory to my home/music folder but kept ending up without ownership or permissions in first ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Problem in 14.04

I previously had 12.04 and it was working fine ever since I upgrade to 14.04 everything has been messing up I can't even download anything from Ubuntu Software Center. It says I don't have permission. ...
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What does the 'jekyll 2.4.0 | Error: Permission denied - /sys/fs/ext4/sda1/trigger_fs_error' mean

I am trying to run a Custom GitHub Pages with Jekyll, but every time when I run bundle exec jekyll serve I get the below error: jekyll 2.4.0 | Error: Permission denied - ...
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Python Pip Permissions

I deleted Python on 14.04, woops! It was 4am and I can't remember why I was doing this. So I re-installed it and all and it works, except for some of that good old virtualenvwrapper. I've searched ...
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Ladspa plugin folder locked

I have LMMS installed. A audio sequneceq a bit simular to FL Studio. Now i have a problem with my ladspa plugins folder. my ladspa plugin folders location is '/usr/lib/ladspa' i want add some new ...
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unable to delete older kernel image files & folders in Ubuntu 12.04

Prior to posting I have made attempts to find the answers among existing posts, however I was unable to find anything which worked. I am trying to clean up a HD which has only 4GB of free space. On ...
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“Permission denied, please try again.” ERROR when trying to connect to localhost through ssh [duplicate]

I know this problem has been discussed several times in the forum but none of the steps recommended to remedy the problem have worked in my case. In the following I will describe again the problem ...
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Can I run programs on stock Ubuntu?

I've compiled a C++ program using the Sublime Text build system, but on a different computer it says "Permission denied.". Option to execute as a program is marked, I think I set the permissions to ...
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Website, SFTP, SSH in home directory for multiple users

I need a little help with configuring Ubuntu Server 14.04, apache2 and SFTP for multiple separate users. Every user needs to have website in his home directory, for example: /home/user/public_html ...
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Prevent standard users from seeing and running some apps

How to control just some apps to be available on other accounts, Not all of them?
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UID of script “/var/www/html/phpinfo.php” is smaller than min_uid

My Apache works and I get the default page when I access it from a browser. But when I created a PHP test script phpinfo.php and placed it in /var/www/html I get the following error occuring in ...
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I am having trouble fetching much needed updates

I am trying to figure out why my OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is having trouble fetching much needed updates? I live in Hawaii and there fore use the Hawaiian Mirror here as my source. I'm searching and ...
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How to install applications through a standard user account with blank password

In standard user account with no password specified, I want to use apt-get which subsequently requires the password of the current account. (I have the administrator password): user@System:~$ sudo ...
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Folder Permissions

I am having trouble serving a folder out using samba. I have already successfully shared a folder but my folder permissions are jacked up: [samba is successfuly shared, flexraid_pool is a folder I ...
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Do something in terminal that involve changing user [closed]

I want do something in terminal that involve changing user like: sudo su do something do something exit do something do something sudo su do something do something exit I've tried to do something ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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Can't quickstart juju

I've installed juju over Ubuntu onto a Digital Ocean droplet, but I can't quickstart it; following the instructions and the comment in the knowledge base didn't helped either. I was thinking to ...
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How to change user of SD card from Root

I just recently got a Chromebook and now have Linux installed on it, and I am trying to get steam games onto my sd card. I initially had the issue in that it would not install anything on a drive with ...
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Weird folder permission behaviour - Some sub folders have full permissions other don't

The problem: I can manually delete some sub folders and others not. They are all inside the same folder. I'm talking about the /var/www/html folder and an application I'm developing inside it. How ...
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Cannot mkdir changed home directiory

So I'm on a chromebook and I'm running 13.10. The only reason I got that version is because it took less time to download and install. It works fine, and hopefully it's not too different from Ubuntu. ...
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How to run .py scripts with double clikcing [duplicate]

I have scripted a screenshot program with python. My problem is i am supposed to run it from ssh via python filename.py or via ./filename.py command. I gave chmod +x permissions but whenever i ...
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SU setgid: PERMISSION DENIED, SUDO: PERM_ROOT 0, -1, 1 PERMISSION DENIED

Hi I have a problem that I cannot solve. I cannot log into root, su, or sudo. Everything works fine via ssh so I tried on ssh via putty: Set root password: sudo passwd Add user to sudo/admin ...
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Delete non-empty folder without permission

In my home directory on my University's server, there are some directories owned by another user. I'd like to get rid of them, but unfortunately it complains about me not having permission. I can ...