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

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Have put me out of admin

Installed a new user and then tried to create one with the name root, because sudo nerves. Didnot work and i have learnt in the meantime, this is not possible. I am now unable to login into user "...
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Creating exact root user in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

How can I create an user which will act same as root. When I login, it should go to # shell instead of $. There must be no need to apply sudo before any command. When I connect through Graphical ssh ...
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default permissions for /var/www

I was trying to open a file and write to it with PHP at /var/www folder but it wasn't working so I did sudo chmod 777 var/www now I want to set the permissions for var/www to the default. what are ...
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Permission denied when downloading with transmission deamon

I installed xubuntu and transmission daemon, set the download path to my home/user/TV shows, and get a permission denied when trying to download torrents through transmission. I tried chmod -r 777 on ...
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Why am I getting “Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address” when starting Apache2?

I can stop it using /etc/init.d/apache2 stop But when I want to start it again using: /etc/init.d/apache2 start I get this error: Starting web server apache2 ...
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Good and easy way to share files on local machine

I would like to have a directory that has following properties: Many users can copy files into it These files can be deleted/changed by these users (user A can delete/modify file that was copied ...
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File permissions won't change

sorry fresh user. I installed about 9 days ago and had issues with Unity disappearing which took 5 days of headaches to fix. It never did fix, I reinstalled. I set up Plex (media server) and while ...
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Can't set permissions for files on an NTFS partition

I remember that I was able to run a Linux .exe that was placed on an NTFS partition earlier before I installed 10.10 RC. But if I try to run it now, I can't run it as it hasn't the execution ...
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I cant get samba to set proper permissions on created directories

I have a ubuntu server sharing some folders using samba. When a client creates a new folder or file, the permissions aren't set according to the settings in smb.conf. My current settings for a ...
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How do I set read/write permissions my hard drives?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, but I can't do anything with my 1.5TB external drive, and my 500GB because I don't have write permission. Are there any specific commands I can use ...
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Get root access for copying files to /usr/share/…?

To be short, I want to copy a folder to a location /usr/share/screenlets/.... in Ubuntu 10.04 system. I tried by logging in as root from terminal giving su. I even changed my user account type to ...
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Matlab install - Java permission denied

Matlab version 2012. I know there are many threads about this, suggesting to chmod +x the following files (if you are in installation directory): sys/java/jre/glnx86/jre/bin/java sys/java/jre/...
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How to enter to the directory with 'cd' command if it has 700 permission

I tried to use sudo cd name_of_dir but getting following error message: sudo: cd: command not found. Is there any other way to open a directory which has 700 permission?
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How could I mount an ext4 partition and have write permission?

I've set the /etc/fstab file so that I can mount an ext4 partition on startup and I did it with the following options : rw, auto, nouser, exec, sync. The problem is that I can't create or delete any ...
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What purpose does the Public folder serve

In default Home directory, there is a folder called Public. What purpose does that serve? Are documents in that folder accessible to all users on the same computer? What are the default permissions ...
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How to add NTFS partition to fstab? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount NTFS drive at startup I need to run .exe files on my Vista partition but I can't give them the right permissions so i need a way of auto mounting with the full ...
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Hide 'Your profile could not be opened correctly'

I have a small public internet cafe, with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. I'm using Google Chrome 7.0.517.44 (64615), with AutoScroll - Version: 2.7.5; AdBlock is removed because of high CPU loads, and ...
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How can I become the owner of a file/folder that root owns?

I had a bad habit of storing my wallpapers in /usr/share/backgrounds, and decided to move them all into Pictures. Well, the problem is that most of them are now read-only since they are owned by root. ...
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What command changes the Group setting for a directory?

I am having an access problem to some files and directories that I have tracked down to the group assigned to access them. When I manually change the name of the group in the properties/permissions ...
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How can I execute a file without execute permissions?

How can I execute a file without giving myself execute permissions (with chmod u+x) for it? If I try and tick the 'Allow executing file as program' checkmark, the checkmark is immediately removed.
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How can I prevent users accessing anything but their own home directory?

How can I prevent users accessing anything but their own home directory? For example, I have a NTFS partition mounted under /media/ntfs, so if the user logs in through ssh he can reach this partition....
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Sudo doesn't work: “/etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0”

When type sudo command by Terminal then show error, How to fix this sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting sudo: unable to initialize ...
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Setting A System For Public Use

I am setting a system up for public use I want to set some rules on the usage of computer so that the users are restricted to some particular areas of the system and they don't play with sensitive ...
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How to run an Application as another user?

I use krusader for file management stuff. the problem is that apache's DocumentRoot should be under chown www-data:www-data /path/to/www. so using krusader (which is run under my account) I've not ...
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iOS 7 Locked Bug via Ubuntu 13.10

I wanted to bring up an issue with the latest Ubuntu release that I hope can be solved. Although I will agree with the community that iOS 7 is not the most open platform release, it still is my desire ...
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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Always Sudo Privileges

I've searched for this, and the answer is probably in a million places on the 'net, but I can't find it... How do you give your account root privileges in Linux so that you don't need to sudo every ...
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Wireshark - allow non-root user to sniff USB traffic

I'm trying to capture data transferred across a USB connection to reverse-engineer the protocol used. I'm using wireshark to do this, which explicitly warns against running as root. So far, I've ...
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Allowing apache access to a subdirectory in a home directory without access to the home directory

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with encrypted home directories. I do development work on my computer and I want to have my webroot directory to be within my home directory so it is encrypted with ...
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Windows users unable to access samba share of an external drive

It doesn't seem that many others have had this problem so I thought I'd ask here. Have a server running Ubuntu with 1 internal and 1 external drive. Have a folder shared with samba on the internal ...
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How to give different permissions to multiple groups of users?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 server and want to give full folder access say example: "Folder01" to group "Group01' and Limit "Group02" for read access only. How I can do this.
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root folder access via gui

I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file ...
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What does 'chmod +x <filename>' and how do I use it? [closed]

I want to write a 'batch file', but I don't know how to use chmod +x <filename> command, nor where to use it.
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External hard drive not allowing permission

My older mac recently kicked the bucket, and I decided to switch to linux on a newer laptop, My hard drive was fine, and I now use it as an external hard drive. The one problem though, is that I ...
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How to force group ownership on samba share?

I have a samba server running on ubuntu server 12.04. Only one folder /sharetest is shared with group storageusers, and users user1, user2, wowza are members of it. Here is smb.conf #=================...
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I deleted my original user account. The new account has no password. How can I enable it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? How can enable my admin account? i deleted the other one and now the new one is without password and i cant access it and cant do ...
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Default owners/permissions of files in user home directory

I often see users that try to fix an issue and somewhere read or just try to recursively chown their home directory and sometimes even also reset permissions recursively to something like rwxr-xr-x or ...
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Root Owns Home Directory, chown does not work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and having various problems. I have traced it back to the fact that my user's home directory (/home/user) is owned by root. The /home directory is actually mounted on ...
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How do I permanently change permissions for /dev/ttyS0?

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and it works fine, but I have installed VirtuaBox to run Windows XP, which is essential for me to run an application that dialogues with an alarm setup by a USB-to-Serial ...
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Access NTFS partitions without providing root password?

I have Ubuntu and Windows Vista installed on the same disk, different partitions. I can access the Windows data, but each (first) time I access the NTFS partition, the system asks me for root ...
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K3b - cdrecord has no permission

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Today I tried to burn an ISO file in a DVD-R disk using K3b. It used to work, but today, after one and a half minutes, it stopped saying that "cdrecord has no permission to open ...
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Cannot start Webex session. Java permission issue?

My fingers got ahead of me today and I managed to disable Java for Webex on my machine. (Install details: Ubuntu 12.04 32bit, Chrome 32.0.1700.77, Java v7, update 51, Webex working fine for a year ...
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How to access mounted file systems as a guest user?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I could mount a file system in /media/foo and run chown guest:guest /media/foo/bar -R and have full access in the guest account. After the upgrade to 12.04 I changed my routine to ...
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How to change xorg.conf file with permission?

I want to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but I can't save the file. It says "permission denied." How can I edit the file?
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Apache gives 403 Forbidden

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 w/ LAMP I can access the default index.html, but I created a symbolic link to a folder in my Dropbox. Whenever I try to access 192.168.2.6/Joomla (Joomla is the symbolic link), I ...
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How to allow software access to any USB devices?

I have a libusb-based program that can't open USB devices on a freshly installed Ubuntu because it lacks permissions. This solution will probably work for me, but it requires manually specifying ...
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How to change files permissions from a different hard drive?

I installed yesterday ubuntu 11.10 on my 80GB hard drive and i can't change files permissions on my second hard drive. How to fix this? ps: i have dual-boot with win7 mount: /dev/sda5 on / type ...
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What permission do I need to add a printer

I try to install my printer using the following command: hp-setup 10.2.1.99 As you might expect my printer has the IP 10.2.1.99. It is a HP Color LaserJet 2700n. Everything works well until the ...
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Unable to change execute permissions of .sh file [duplicate]

I'm out with a new problem. I've downloaded a jdk7.sh file. Now I'm unable to change the permission of the file to allow executing the file as a program. I mark the check box and again it disappears.
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Allowing a group Read-Write Access to a directory

I have two users, user1 and user2, that are both members of groupA. user2 has a folder in their home directory called folderA. If they wish to allow read-write-execute permissions for all members of ...