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

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Permission denied when running sh file

I am trying to use an sh file to easily start a screen with my minecraft server console. I named this file mc.sh. I have another sh file in the same directory as mc.sh that runs fine. Here is what is ...
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Give user permissions for root folder [duplicate]

hi so I have installed xampp on my Ubuntu laptop and I want to give the user "John" full permissions on the folders /opt/* How can I do this? Right now you need to be root
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// , Why does my .ecryptfs folder disappear?

// , sudo ecryptfs-recover-private and rsync -aP both recognize the presence of my /home/.ecryptfs/nathanusername/.Private directory, and operate on that directory. rsync recognizes it as shown in ...
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Making /media/mightyalex200/Data ( NTFS HDD) a RWX

I need to make /media/mightyalex200/Data accessible for me (or everybody) as RWX. The only problem is that the Data HDD is a NTFS drive and I have no idea how to use ntfs-3g. I'm also new to Ubuntu ...
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NTFS drive Permissions on new files/folders with Plex

So as the only user that uses this computer if I add a new folder or file into my external hard drive, the same drive I use for my Plex Media Server, from another computer, device, etc. Does that or ...
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Giving access to /dev/mem to an application running as a normal user

I have an application that needs to access /dev/mem. It works fine if I run it as sudo/root/suid. Problem is I cannot run it neither as sudo, nor suid, because other (possibly harder to workaround) ...
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Samba group access permissions

I have a file/media server running Samba, Plex and Transmission. However I am having a little trouble with the access permissions of my media folder. This folder needs to grant access to the 'david', ...
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How can I redirect SSH users to another SSH login?

I have a person who will need access to my SSH server, but I want them to have limited access to programs. All they should be using is ssh, to login to another server. My server is an access point to ...
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Moving webcam over from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 - permission denied

I am trying to move to ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having some trouble with my webcam. Specifically, whenever I try to access /dev/video0, I get a permission denied. on Ubuntu 12.04, my ...
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How do you execute software that needs root access?

I have only just installed Ubuntu on a Wintel PC. I want to install some downloaded software package, namely Google Chrome, but I have not been successful gaining root privilege. I have seen several ...
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Permission denied for *.pem file

I have *.pem and *.ppk file for my server I tried to ssh into it using that. But it showed permission Denied. I took verbose log for that. But I am not able to understand why it said permission ...
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How can I set up Ubuntu to execute a command as root when a user without root privileger logs in? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu (15.04) set up to boot to tty, and want to make it so that sudo service lightdm start is executed whenever a specific user (without root privileges) logs in. Is there a way to ...
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How do I fix empty localhost/cgi-bin directory?

I am able to open the localhost/cgi-bin folder but it is empty. I have created a few files in /usr/lib/cgi-bin with 755 permissions. Content of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf Mutex ...
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I'm trying to install the drivers for my ASUS USB-N13 Wireless-N300 adaptor

I'm trying to install the drivers for my ASUS USB-N13 Wireless-N300 adaptor and it won't let me run the .sh because I don't have permission to execute the file. So I tired changing the permissions ...
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Good Intellij installation on ubuntu 15

So I installed intellij idea. The installer does not create a desktop icon (...) and further more, when I try deploying my files to my xampp (lampp) installation, I get an error. I guess this is due ...
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Wrong permissions on configuration file of phpmyadmin

I have installed xampp on Ubuntu 15.04 and after starting the server, I get: phpMyAdmin - Error Wrong permissions on configuration file, should not be world writable! How should I proceed?
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Ubuntu Samba Permission

Hi I created a Samba file server on an Ubuntu. And gave all users -R 777 permissions, this works for like a day. But after that time the permissions rollback somehow. The users do not have 777 ...
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Script (nobody/nogroup) can't write files to NTFS share - permission denied. Root can write

I have a simple script that is (trying to) unzip a file to a mounted Windows 2012 share. It is normally launched as a Postfix alias when a new email arrives, but even when I run it as root I get a ...
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cupsd using 100% CPU, creating large (80GB+) error_log

Title says it pretty well. A few days ago I realized my Ubuntu machine wouldn't load after login. After some digging around on a liveCD I realized my HDD was at 100% capacity, so I deleted some large ...
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Why can't I log back into my primary profile?

when I first got ubuntu I had to make an account. After a day I tried to log back into my profile. The screen went black and a small pop up on the top left of my screen said "there is an error" I ...
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Unable to create file in specific folder

I'm new to Linux of any flavor and am having a little trouble. I am attempting to install Cloudera CDH 5 onto an Ubuntu computer I have setup to be part of the Hadoop cluster. Per Cloudera's install ...
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How can I restrict one SFTP user to a single vhost, while allowing another user access to multiple?

I have several Apache virtualhosts in the standard location: /var/www/vhosts/example1.com/htdocs /var/www/vhosts/example2.com/htdocs /var/www/vhosts/example3.com/htdocs These directories are owned ...
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Cannot Edit xorg.conf (permissions)

I want to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but I can't save the file. It says "permission denied." I have tried: username@ubuntu:/etc/X11$ sudo gedit xorg.conf to no avail as i recieved: ...
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problem with set permissions to wordpress

I have install Wordpress,set first 755 to Worpress directory to can access the web page , now i can't upload anything , it's says Unable to locate wordPress Content directory (wp-content). Also ...
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help to determine right path for site directory apache2

This is my .conf file <VirtualHost 192.168.1.10:80> ServerName test.com ServerAdmin admin@test.com ServerAlias www.test.com DocumentRoot /var/www/test.com ...
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Pycharm cannot install packages because getting PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/m/.cache/pip/wheels/fe'

I want to install some python packages, but I am not able to do it because I am getting the following error: PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/m/.cache/pip/wheels/fe' I guess I ...
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User access to FTP and at same time set www-data as owner/group

In order for wordpress to read/write the owner of the files/folders need to be www-data. Now the problem is that if the owner is www-data of group filetransfer (www-data:filetransfer) then the FTP ...
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403 forbidden to my apache server

I set up an apache sever, this is my conf file in "sites-availiable": <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName myhostname.com ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot ...
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How do I make a file executale?

It's me again. How would I go about changing a file's permissions to make it executable? I'm guessing the command starts with sudo, but after that I'm stuck.
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How do I change permission to access all the files recovered through disk recovery tool `test-disk` from a NTFS partition?

How do I change permission to access all the files recovered through disk recovery tool test-disk from two directories on a NTFS partition? I've tried changing permissions through chmod and changing ...
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Run sudo commands from standard account

I've recently had an increased interest in how multiple users are handled in Ubuntu, and have hit an interesting problem: running commands as sudo from a standard account. If I run a GUI application ...
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Apache2 Localhost Forbidden 403

I've checked around the questions from people with similar problems but none of the solutions that succeeded for them have resolved my problem. I edited the Document Root in my 000-default.conf and my ...
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SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) ubuntu

I installed magento and mysql on AWS. when I am trying to change the root password of mysql then it is working fine in phpmyadmin panel but magento giving error. I have checked local.xml file in ...
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File Permissions - Please Help [duplicate]

So I am delt with a very bad hand. As Windows user for nearly 10 years I have an assignment which says Create 7 users - 2 admin, 2 teachers and 3 students [DONE] Create folder in Home - Admin ...
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Ubuntu touch – executable files won't launch in /home directory

I just received a Meizu MX4 and have already started hacking away at it. One problem I have run into involves not having permission to run executable scripts and files located in the home directory. ...
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Permission Problems with Newly Formatted Drive

I'm using an old Windows PC as a NAS, it has 3 drives in it. I wiped the system drive and installed Lubuntu but I left the other 2 drives NTFS. Directories on them were mounted as shares using cifs ...
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How to modify files owned by root?

In trying to resolve another issue...one suggestion was to modify a file (using gedit) that is owned by Root. It won't let me overwrite the existing file. I am the administrator of this Unity ...
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“Welcome to emergency mode!” Think it is a fsck problem

journalctl -xb snippet (what i think is wrong, it was at least in red): -- Unit systemd-fsckd.service has begun starting up. juli 09 15:40:16 kim-SSD-Sationary systemd-fsck[414]: /dev/sdb1 contains ...
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Ubuntu, SSH: handshake failed

so i'm currently using packer to build an ubuntu ami through AWS. After which i'm using terraform to launch and provision the instance. I'm running in to problems when I try provisioning within ...
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Security, using www-data for sftp connection alternatives

I`m quite new to Linux / Servers but I succesfully got a VPS up & running with linux and apache to access websites. Possible this is a basic question, but I can't really find any answer or good ...
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Apache permission issue

Attempting to set up lamp on a new Ubuntu 15.04 install. I've probably set up lamp on Ubuntu 50 times but this one has me at my wit's end. Not only have I tried everything that I know to get this ...
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AppArmor with cupsd denied in logs

I was updating the OS today (security patches), when I found something strange in the syslog: apparmor="DENIED" operation="signal" profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" pid=2483 comm="cupsd" ...
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Default home folder permissions

At our company we are using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We have decided to join all linux work stations to our domain. This means that any domain user can sign in on every linux machine. Ofc every machine has ...
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Drop/Undo sudo privileges on .py file which runs inside a program which runs from sudo previleges

I need to run a program from sudo privileges and I am running .py file inside the program. So when my program runs from sudo then it automatically calls/runs the .py file with sudo. I am running file ...
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i can not edit file even after entered root password

i want to edit actual_brightness with gedit in (/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0) to change brightness level. my way is pressing alt+f2 then gksudo gedit then enter the password after editing the ...
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Issues. Making and deleting deb files in sources.list.d dir. Permissions issue

I put a file into my sources.list.d dir and is not formated correctly. I get an error about 'malformed line in source list /etc/apt/source.list.d/precise-R.list (dit parse). I forgot to put the #deb ...
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Administrative password [duplicate]

I have lost my administrative password and it is quite difficult to use UBUNTU 14.04. I can login through normal user. what to do to retrieve the password and it is not possible to delete whole ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP Installation suPHP permission

I am installing LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 using this very useful guide. However, I am can't get rid of the 500 error using the method described in the guide, under "Installing suPHP". Every time I try to ...
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Changing Mode of Installer Not Working

I am trying to run chmod +x /path/to/metasploit-latest-linux-x64-installer.run in the terminal to mark the installer as executable, however I keep receiving an error: cannot access ...
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.jar file not working outside of eclipse

I have a basic log recorder program that I like to use to record stuff that I do. It's a pretty basic program coded in Java with a GUI that has three text boxes to enter directory, file name and text ...