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

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Trying to ssh root, why get permssion denied in 16.04?

I'm trying to set up passwordless ssh between root accounts in 16.04 (needed for Hadoop installs). I set up a password for root by sudo su - root and passwd. When I try e.g. ssh -l root slave3 or ...
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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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Weblink redirection to site from pdf

While opening a PDF in evince and click any web link on that PDF it is not redirecting to the site on UBUNTU 12.04. My default browser is google chrome. I have updated it recently. In terminal a error ...
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How to give permissions to user www-data (apache+php) to access media/user/sd card slot?

I have a php script that runs from apache2 call that needs to read files in a SD card. The SD card appears mounted in /media/user/name of SD card partition. I tried to read this answer Default file ...
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Installing postfix as non root user

I need to install postfix as a non-root user (no privileges to change user/group/owner). So far I have come across tutorials and documentation that assumes you are root or have the ability to install ...
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What is the danger of running untrusted softwares as a normal user

Sometimes I have to use some propriety softwares which I don't trust in them and in their behavior. Lets say we installed a propriety software in /opt/software, then we run it as a normal user (...
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how to give a user permission in samba share?

i have created a samba server as following [global] workgroup = workgroup server string= samba server %v dns proxy = no netbios name = nas map to guest = bad user security = user [rc] comment=...
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You don't have permisission necessary to save the file,PHP Apache [duplicate]

I just installed LAMP server, which works fine. But when I code a PHP script and try to save it in /var/www/html, it says: You don't have permisission necessary to save the file Help me! How do I ...
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Proper samba config/share permissions

What is the proper permissions that should be set in the smb.conf and applied on the directory & files? The reason I ask is I have set force user = nobody in smb.conf on my shares, with the file &...
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How to access ubuntu server 16.04 sever's files from windows 10 PC?

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 on a machine I built, hoping that it'd serve my home for file sharing, media server and probably for VPN. I have installed Samba and the LAMP server. I also have ...
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Can't access some files (NTFS), permission denied (not even with sudo)

Got a screwed up Surface Pro 2 and any recovery attempt on the Windows 10 installation has failed. So to save all the files I booted up the device with 16.04 LTS Live USB. The filesystem mounts ...
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Ubuntu Server unable to create directory in PHP

I have setup a little Ubuntu Server for developing some web apps. I have a little script that uses mkdir() to create a directory, but i am getting a permission denied, its a simple command mkdir($...
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gksudo pcmanfm alone or with gksudo leafpad?

If I open pcmanfm using the gksudo command this lets me manipulate files and directories safely. But what if I want to open and modify a text file in one of those directories? Will the gksudo ...
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Why do mount, ping and su have a sticky bit set?

In /bin most binaries don't have a sticky bit set except for: fusermout, mount, umount, ping, ping6 and su. Why are these ones not supposed to be deleted or renamed? Is it because they are used in ...
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chmod not assigning permissions properly?

We are testing osTicket which is an open source ticketing system and have set everything up, but when we try to connect to the page we get blank results with the following error logs: [:error] [pid ...
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What privileges should I give to a user who can access my SFTP but only reads them

I have a current root user which is able to do, well ROOT privileges on my SFTP running on Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I'm planning on adding a new user that can only read a specific directory inside my sftp. ...
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How to run as root on a Raspberry Pi?

I just got a raspberry pi and got an image from school where we had to change the IP address to something else, by mistake instead of having auto lo in my /etc/network/interfaces file, I have 4auto lo....
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Understanding Ruby Setup with bundler “bundle install” as non root

I received a ruby source code + dependencies and db. The code is about 3 years old and running on an 12.04 Ubuntu. Now I am trying to make a fresh setup on 14.04. I installed a lamp stack and wanted ...
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SAMBA on exFAT partition, can't have write permissions

I have an exFAT external disk, and I want to share its contents via Samba. Everything works for for READING, but for writting I get a message saying I have no permissions. This is my smb.conf [...
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How to make /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot etc. require sudo again in 16.04?

For whatever reason, we do no longer need to be root (or using sudo) to run /sbin/shutdown, /sbin/reboot etc. This seems to be because those executables are now symlinks to /bin/systemctl which ...
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Unable to run mksdcard SDK tool ubuntu 16, 2016

Followed How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu? to install android studio. But get error (hardware : aspire e15 E5-573G): Downloading android-sdk_r22.6.2-linux.tgz from https://dl.google.com/...
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Script on reboot

So, I programmed a simple script to alert on slack whenever the server is rebooted. What I did: In /etc/rc6.d/R99reboot-slack: (I tried with R01reboot-slack) #!/bin/sh /scr/msg.sh "Server restarting.....
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Programs that require su permission dont work unless ran as sudo

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with openbox as my DE. The programs that require the sudo password get weird errors when i try to run the action that needs it. For instance if i try to install a program ...
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Making a folder need root permanently

I want to make a directory need root to access. I tried chmod 000 /path/to/directory And it works but the change is easily revertable. How do i make it permambent?
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Linux restrict user to specific folder in var/www

My apache root /var/www/html/ contains the following folders. myapp test testapp I want to create a new user to access only testapp folder (read/write). Other folders shouldn't be read. I created ...
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How to prevent break of NFS connection?

First of all I am new in this forum and not a native English speaker. Out of this any help and patience would be appreciated ;-) I have an Ubuntu server and a Linux Mint client. For Backup reasons ...
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FTP Issues with 553 error: 14.04 on AWS running ISPConfig3

I have installed ISPConfig3 on an AWS server, using a 'Perfect Server' tutorial from HowToForge, and all seems well until I try and create a website. The server works, and a default config exists, but ...
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Can't update Rubymine due to permission issue

I'm trying to update Rubymine to 8.0.4. The UPDATE button was not active due to a permission issue, and I got this alert: RubyMine does not have write access to /opt/Rubymine. Please run it by ...
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Automount Removable NTFS Partition with Permissions

I have a USB drive with an NTFS partition. When I plug the drive in, it will be automatically mounted in /media/user/ (this is Ubuntu 14.04). I would like to use POSIX permissions so that I could ...
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PyCharm's Problem with shared folder of VirtualBox

I have installed Ubuntu in the VirtualBox on Windows 7 host then I shared a folder from windows host to Linux in the VirtualBox and add my login user to vboxsf group. Now I can compile latex files ...
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mkyaffs2image error in Ubuntu terminal

What is the use of "mkyaffs2image" in the following command in Ubuntu terminal? How to solve the error given below. sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/mkyaffs2image /usr/local/bin/mkimage mkimage file ...
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Default permission of `/var/www` folder in Ubuntu

I have just hosted my website on Ubuntu Server. It is working fine, but all files are publicly accessible. like hitting url mywebsite.com/uploads/ giving the list of all files. mywebsite.com/...
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How to fix permission changes automatically?

~$ sudo chmod 777 . [sudo] password for aswin: chmod: changing permissions of '.': Read-only file system ~$ I tried to change the permission in the Terminal but it always says chmod: changing ...
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Unable to connect to WSGI daemon process

First of all, this is not a duplicate. I've tried all other related questions and Googled for ours without any clue on how to solve my specific issue. I recently followed a nice guide on how to set ...
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Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in a file

I need to display all the files with read and write permissions and save the result in a file. Can anybody help me with that? It's easy but I am little bit confused, so please help me on this.
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I can't download anything on 16.04 LTS

When I try to download anything at all through the terminal on 16.04, it doesn't finish something as I do this command: sudo apt-get install kdenlive. It then tells me Unmet Dependencies. Try 'apt-get ...
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MySQL does not accept password not lets me reset password by skip-grants-table, unable to login

I terminal I have typed: apt install mysql-server mysql-client It asked me for password and I gave it. Next I typed: mysql_secure_installation It prompted me for password. I am cent percent ...
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Where is the Samba configuration GUI in Ubuntu 16.04?

Just installed a fresh Ubuntu 16.04, and Samba. I want to share a drive with Windows machines, with anonymous users. First thing I notice is the Samba configuration GUI (system-config-samba) is no ...
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Sudo is not asking for password on Ubuntu 16.04

Ever since I update to 16.04 I notice whenever I use any sudo command the terminal does not ask me the password before executing the command,The command is directly executed.I am the admin and I have ...
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PermissionError: [Errno 13] in python .webassets-cache

So I got a 500 error after trying out a flask_assets Bundle. I have it working on my local machine, made to use Pyscss. But once I deployed I checked the error.log and saw that I had a PermissionError:...
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New hard drive is read-only and root-only access, how can I get full access to it?

I'm very new to this and I've been at trying to fix this problem for about two hours to no avail. I just finished getting my new computer put together and installed a new 2TB Seagate hard drive as a ...
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creating postfix email user without shell access

I have currently setup Postfix mail server for my company, but there is a bit of problem, the users I have defined for mail server MUST have shell access to server otherwise Postfix won't recognise it ...
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Firefox can't display math in wikipedia.org

When I try to open a wikipedia page with equations I see just blank space in their place: Although I can see png and image files in other wiki pages. I checked permissions in Tool > Page Info and ...
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User permission for filezilla to download file from remote server

The file in remote server will not download through filezilla when I run filezilla in the normal way (clicking its icon to open the program). I have to input sudo filezilla in console, then the file ...
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sudo not working at all

this is the error message i get: ubuntu@tegra-ubuntu:/$ sudo apt-get update sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting sudo: unable to ...
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Where to find active gprs provider as non-root user?

On my Aquaris E4.5 I have a working solution (shell & perl scripts) to monitor my mobile data usage. Unfortunately it relies on a cron job for which I had to remount rw and that job needs to run ...
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How do I access my home folder in a separate partition that has been mounted on a new version of Ubuntu

I ran into problems when I was using Ubuntu 14.04 my log in screen was looping and I checked on-line and saw a solution that told me to try chown -R $USER:$USER sudo so apparently I recurrently ...
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Ubuntu “guest-session” LAN issues (Kodi)

Hello ppl of Ubuntu ask: i was preparing my "pilot machine" for my students lab with a gamma services mounted in local servers, i set up the service they worked good until i transformed the ...
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permission denied target 'xyz' is not a directory [closed]

Please help with this question : Create a new user called hos with password 123. In the home directory of this user, create a file called xyz, containing a list of all files and directories from /etc ...
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Apache Installation Validation

I install apache for web server by following method and this Question is for Validate my installation sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi php5-fpm apache2-mpm-event ...