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

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Running a Python script on an apache2 version 2.4 server

I have a python script (python.py) located in the /var/www/html/Python folder. The script saves some images to another directory (/var/www/html/Data). I have the x file permission on the python.py ...
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Member of group cannot cd into directory

I have a folder testfolder with owner tuser1 and group testgroup. ls -l shows this: drwxr-x--- 24 tuser1 testgroup 4096 Apr 17 13:33 testfolder tuser2 also belongs to testgroup. getent group ...
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ubuntu permissions on newly created files with umask 022

I added a user on linux with username kakaris, added a password and then set the default directory of the user: usermod --home /usr/share/nginx/site.com/zfolder kakaris User kakaris is member of ...
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bash: ./flash_tool: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I try to run SP Flash Tool under Ubuntu MATE but after I chmod +x the executable file, I get the fallowing error: bash: ./flash_tool: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error bash: ...
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AppArmor: Unusual denied “name=<string>” message

I have a custom AppArmor profile to confine Syncthing. (I realise that this might not be a specific Ubuntu question, but I only use Ubuntu so I haven't seen if this affects other Linux distros). ...
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Give access to php to /home folder

I am need for apache to have access on all (well... most anyway) user folders on the same machine, so that I can access some data, do some magic and then display them on a webpage for remote viewing. ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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New Samsung printer driver wedged with “Cups insecure filter” error, won't print; won't change permissions

I installed the Samsung ULD Universal Drivers for a M2070FW on Trusty. The driver hung with error "Cups insecure filter", refusing to print any test page no matter how many times printer was Added or ...
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Can't set up built-in PHPStorm server

I have PHPStorm 2016.1. Jetbrains have a tutorial for built-in server setup, but it's only for Windows. I tried adapting it, but no success - the browser can't connect. Here are my settings: When ...
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Can't run any programs because of less permissions and how to give a user full sudo privileges ?(Ubuntu 14 Server)

So, I created a Ubuntu VPS with AWS. I am very new to Ubuntu so I need a GUI, therefore I installed TightVNC to use it from my Win 10 PC. Now here are the problems: 1) The server has a default user ...
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gRsync set permissions same as when copying

I am having trouble with permissions when using gRsync. The reason I am using grsync is it seems a lot easier to use my mounted windows share when using the browse feature. Currently I'm not sure how ...
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Using ACL to control read and writes by specific groups

I'm new to ACL so I'm creating some demo folders, unfortunately it's not working as expected. The folder Triangle belongs to user pyramid in group triangle. The user Cube in group square needs ...
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How do I change the user home folder name?

I have a buyer for my desktop PC with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I need to change the home folder name from robert to james. I've managed the other tasks like hostname, user name, user ...
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How can I get access to the folder

i recently install Ubuntu 15.10 after windows 10 now my problem is that i do not have permission to delete or move any file or folder. please help me with this
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Sharing a Time Machine disk via Netatalk 3

I've seen a few guides around the internet for having wireless Time Machine backups. I've tried using a few of them but never got 100% what I want. Here's my current routine: Create an encrypted ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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Restrict user to run only one program with Wine

I want install Wine and Picasa for an user. I want prevent the user from running *.exe-Files basically for security reasons. In the past (bevor 3-4 years, another Ubuntu-Installation) I discovered, ...
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var lock issue right after installing JDK and soapUI on my machine

I have been dealing with an issue all day here. I cannot seem to have apt-get work for anything whatsoever. I have been through several parameters here including trying these following solutions: ...
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Cannot remove file uucp

I was downloading Java tar files and meanwhile managed to install it via apt-get, now I cannot remove the unrelated file resting on my Desktop (jre1.8...). THe properties reveal owner uucp, and the ...
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Permission denied when running “./script.sh”, but works when running “bash script.sh” [duplicate]

I've got an issue executing a simple .sh file Here is my example : I'm creating a simple "abc.sh" file for creating a folder echo 'mkdir abc' > abc.sh According the executable bit chmod +x ...
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what is the diffrence b/w “remove write-protected directory” & “descend into write-protected directory”?

am new to linux world, am practising basic commands, i tried to use rm command to remove directory/folder from current directory which was /, without providing super user permission or sudo. it says ...
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How to access a Subfolder in a Shared folder using smbclient

I have created a share on a Redhat distribution to a specific directory by editing the smb.conf file: [MyShare] path = /path/to/MyShare guest ok = yes read only = no browseable = yes public = yes ...
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Can't start MongoDB, mongod is always stop/waiting

I try to run MongoDB 3.2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo service mongod start And get the result: mongod start/running, process 67725 But when I check the status I get: mongod stop/waiting I tried to ...
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bash: /etc/openvpn/server.conf: Permission denied [duplicate]

I want to run this command: gunzip -c /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/sample-config-files/server.conf.gz > /etc/openvpn/server.conf Instead I get the error message: bash: ...
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How to remove file with ????? permission [duplicate]

I am not able to delete files/folders as I see some files/folders with permission ??????. How to remove them? Files are sitting in share folder of my Windows/Ubuntu machine drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf ...
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Giving postgres access to root files

I created an Ubuntu 14.04.4 server on digital ocean. I have a directory off the root user called mapnik/data/. Inside is a file I want to import to postgres. When logged in as root ls -l ...
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how can I give users access to specific hardware

I created a group named lock, using the command sudo groupadd lock and added some users, sudo usermod -a -G lock root but I do not see the users as having access to the hardware: $ ls -l /dev/ttyS* ...
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My normal user file system only works in read-only mode and i don't have the password for the root user

I have Ubuntu Server V14.10.the administration of this system disappears with a former employee. I do not have the root password and apparently the file system for the user that I use is protected and ...
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ERROR 1 (HY000): Can't create/write to file (Errcode: 13 - Permission denied)

I've been struggling for a couple of days with this now and have been trying to use this thread amongst other google searches to resolve it but can't seem to get it to work. When I run this SELECT ...
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Connection abort when trying to log in to chroot jailed account via sftp

I'm trying to make a user kake_sftp that can log in to the web server located at /var/www/html or similar. I know chroot needs some additional subdirectiories for the permissions to work out, so I'm ...
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Deleted a primary group of my normal user by mistake

I've two users: My sudo user: na@na And my other regular user abc@abc where abc is the primary group My abc and na users are also members in another group as well which is: vboxusers Because I was ...
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How to access website from d drive in ubuntu with apache

I have a PHP website which I want to keep in D Drive which is shared between Windows and Ubuntu. I am trying to access that directory using apache from ubuntu. It's always throws error: [pid 2207] ...
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GUI doesn't have escalated permissions, Ubuntu 14.04 lightdm

Relatively new user here. So I am having some permission issues with the desktop. The sysadmin before me set up Ubuntu 12.04 on the other machines, and it seems to work OK. I set a new machine up ...
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How Can i fix these Errors to install vichan

I need some help Installing an Image board but i have a few problems installing it. See what i did was i "git" the image board files onto my home directory and copied the files over to /var/www/html/ ...
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How to circumvent hard link creation permission to directories on the same file system

I'm well aware of the difference between symbolic and hard links. I'm also aware of the dangers of creating hard links to directories. Nevertheless, I'm insisting on creating a hard link to a ...
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Disable features for a specific user

I want to disable all features on a specific user, on my Ubuntu 15.10. I want him to: Don't change the wallpaper I followed this How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers? , but my ...
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Document Viewer could not open external links

I have a problem with my document viewer (3.10.3) on 14.04. When I tried to open a hyperlink from a pdf file, an error poped up saying:" Unable to open hyperlink Failed to execute child process "eog" ...
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Evince Document Viewer Cannot Replace Old Tax Form with a Newer Form

I use the default Evince Document Viewer to edit PDF tax forms. When I try to save the form, I get a message that I do have permission to replace an old form with the new form of the same name. Then ...
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Plex on Ubuntu Server will not update metadata

This is my first Ubuntu server so please use layman's terms. I have Ubuntu server 14.04.4 and the Plex version 0.9.16.3.1840-cece46d. So the plex server is working, I have added two movies and can ...
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Chrooting users so they cant go out of their directory

I wanted to ask how I can make the chroot to work properly, I got Plesk 12 Web Pro installed, and its using psa-profptd, sure the plesk users themself, cant go outside their chroot directory, but when ...
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Need help in unlocking apt-get gparted [duplicate]

Can someone walk me through getting gparted on my computer so that I can install a second hard drive. This is the error I get everytime I write in $ apt-get install gparted. E: Could not open lock ...
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Error while installing pip for python2.7

I get this error while installing pip for python2.7: $python get-pip.py Collecting pip Downloading pip-8.1.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.2MB) 100% |████████████████████████████████| 1.2MB 294kB/s ...
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Samba share fails in Ubuntu 14.04.4

I have configured samba to share my home directory with another user on Ubuntu machines but for some reason my user can not access the home directory. Here is the configuration from ...
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NFS sets rtkit ownership

I have a server that shared folders to a client. The issue I am facing is that when a client writes to the folder it changes the permissions server side. If I look at folder ownerships client side ...
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Is sharing the root folder with write access with a virtual machine dangerous?

I have a bunch of virtual Windows machines in VirtualBox If I make a shared folder of the Ubuntu root folder, I will get access to both USB drives, as well as the user folder, etc from the VM's. I ...
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Moving project over from XAMPP (windows) to LAMP (linux)

I have a project that I was building in xampp in windows environment which was working fine. However I am switching to using ubuntu now so have copied the files for this project over to LAMP in my ...
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Using `umount` for USB mounted ext4 volume without `sudo`

I mount a USB HDD used for intermittent plugin backup via the fstab entry: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> ...
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How to restrict command using sudoer doesn't work

I created one user as filemanager. There are some users have to su as filemanager to run script which execute many commands. But SCP is not allowed for security reasons. I am trying to restricted ...
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Give Read/Write Access to Group

I have created a group called webgroup - what must I do to give read/write access to anyone in this group to the folder /var/www using the command sudo chmod frightens me as I know you can quickly ...
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How to fix ntfs-3g.usermap “You have defined no user” failure?

Well, AskUbuntu insist this title is "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed", I really don't see what is subjective here - all I want is ntfs-3g.usermap to succeed. ...