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

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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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E: Could not open lock file /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (13: Permission denied) [duplicate]

Tried everything, eventually tried Sudo Nautilus to change permissions, but got this message (nautilus:4587): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...
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403 forbidden folder access denied

I have read all the posts about apache2 access denied but nothing worked. At first I am unable to change the ServerName. And then I have pasted a folder named projectxm inside /var/www/html/ and when ...
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Create files in folders created by other users [duplicate]

I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me with the problem im having. First of all, im pretty comfortable with command line but by no means an linux expert so I would appreciate some ...
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munin send mail about permission denied to munin-update.log

I have install munin, but CRON send me mail about an error: Can't open /var/log/munin/munin-update.log (Permission denied) at /usr/share/perl5/Log/Log4perl/Appender/File.pm line 103. but the ...
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How to share wineprefix?

I want to share a wineprefix between two users on my computer, so that both of them could run Windows programs installed in there. To do so, i moved wineprefix in /usr/share, created a common group ...
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403 Forbidden message with Apache www directory inside of home

On my Ubuntu server, I've changed my /var/www directory to a subfolder inside of my home directory, and I'm now getting 403 "Forbidden" errors in my browser. I've read through a lot of similar ...
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Cannot access portable disk from (s)chroot jail

I want to access the files in my portable hard disk, so I bind-mount the /media directory to the schroot jail by adding a line /media /media none rw,bind 0 0 to ...
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Permissions of a new User changed mine

I have a pc which is running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and few weeks ago a colleague of mine added him to the pc and since then I can do sudo something but I can't perform certain actions like: installing ...
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Apache 2 virtual host pointing to index.html

I tried to create a virtual host whitecrm.local by the following procedure: First I created host using sudo vim /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 whitecrm.local Created a file ...
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how to authenticate any command outside terminal

I tried to run a php script to monitor my http access ... <?php $handle = popen("tail -f /var/log/apache2/access.log 2>&1", "r"); while(!feof($handle)) { $buffer = fgets($handle); ...
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Site creation script - missing chmod permissions

We have recently taken ownership of a Linux server, on the server is a site creation script which works but seems to be missing the necessary chmod folder permissions (755?). I think we need to add a ...
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Problem when trying to start OS in virtualbox

Any OS I try to start in VirtualBox shows the following error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine 71. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE) and it shows in "Details": ...
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Could not complete Activation Matlab

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on 64-bits. I am tryint to install Matlab R2014b. I followed these steps, based on this tutorial: Mounted the .iso file cd /media/username/MATHWORKS_R2014B sudo ./install ...
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How to get access from nginx on host OS to files inside lxc-container?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and lxc-container inside it. Both of host OS and container have nginx 1.4.6 installed. Container has ip-address 10.0.3.100 and located in ...
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Boot for USB to fix file permissions

I will start from the beginning. I was a noob and ran a really bad command in Ubuntu and now I can't do anything with sudo. I ran: sudo chmod 644 / I was instructed to boot from a liveCD or ...
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Administrator User Issues with Postgresql 9.3, Can't Uninstall

I've read every other related question available here. None of them are having the same problem or provide solutions. I need to uninstall Postgres. When I go to the var/lib directory to edit the ...
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How to share forder between several users?

I want to share a folder between several users of my computer. How do i do that? For example, i have a folder /home/user1/project, and i want to put it into /usr/share/devel (devel is new), and make ...
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Correct permissions or undo a command [duplicate]

I will start this question with I'm a noob and I broke linux. Probably shouldn't have ran the command I did but now I cannot use sudo for anything not sure how to undo fix what I did. The command I ...
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chown not working on remote filesystem, other commands (e.g., chmod) do work

I am trying to change the ownership of a file on a remote filesystem, but chown responds with chown: changing ownership of ‘foo’: No such file or directory However, as you can see, foo is there and ...
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ACL - only grant access to reading, *not* to execution

I have a directory called /test it there are two files: info.txt script.sh I want to grant read-only access to user john and did the following: setfacl -m u:john: r test/ With the above command ...
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View source code without permissions

Well, I want to read a source code that I didn't create with permissions rwx------. Is there any way to do it? I don't have permission, of course. Sorry that I didn't mention it but I don't have ...
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Samba4/Bind9 “Failed to connect to /usr/local/samba/private/dns/sam.ldb”

(Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS) Bind 9.8 (working as local authority,) latest Samba4 from GIT. Trying to get Samba integrated with Bind The first error message thrown in /var/log/syslog is mailhost ...
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Can't copy files on external 1 tb toshiba drive [duplicate]

I cannot copy or create folders on an external drive. It says I'm not root. Please tell me which files do I have to post here, thanks a lot!
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where does Ubuntu save user permission of a file?

i don't know the reason why but Linux user permissions is not working on NTFS file system... anyway, if a file was copied from windows to Ubuntu, Ubuntu has to give them an ownership and a user ...
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Changed passwd & group files - strange error at terminal and permissions error

I have a dual-boot mac running OS X and Ubuntu 14.04. I have been trying to get access to OS X's user files from within Ubuntu and followed this tutorial which involves editing the /etc/group and ...
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Apache2 403 Forbidden - you don't have permission to access

I've added one virtual host to sites-available. It was showing Index Of... a while ago, then I installed mysql, don't know if it's the reason but after that there was 404, then I changed Directoryto ...
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How to install the Android SDK on Ubuntu14.10 64bit OS

After completing the installation of android avd it shows /home/murala/workspace/android/android-sdk-linux/tools/android: Permission denied How should I proceed?
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IAM role in ubuntu

I am facing 'RepositoryException' when I tried to host snapshot data of elastic search data from a Windows to a Linux machine. I think it's due to user permissions. Browsing this link to github, i'm ...
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How do I assign proper user permissions?

I am trying to setup an ftp server on laptop. I seem to have it installed and configured correctly. It's the user and file permissions that are in my way now. I want to have my ftp user able to read ...
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Thunderbird resets profile after second start up

The issue is as follows: After cleanly reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I set up my thunderbird profile (using the profile manager), which I store on a separate ext4 partition (I am owner of this ...
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How to save a copy of the system on external HDD with Systemback? Permissions to copy issue

it's a while that I'm looking for an user-friendly application that allows me to save an exact copy of my hard disk as backup, and gladly I think I've found it in Systemback. With the default ...
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Mount Windows Network Folder with Write Permissions but Without fstab Entry

Of course, you can mount a windows network folder quite easily in Linux/Ubuntu. sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/NAME /media/USER/DIR -o username=USERNAME,password=PASWORD Is there any way to grant ...
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Installing Tomcat in ubuntu

I have download apache-tomcat-x.x.x.tar.gz from apache . I have extracted it and set the CATALINA_HOME. Have given permission to all the sh file to bin. While running catalina.sh jpda start, then I am ...
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will Ubuntu 14.04 automatically overflow onto second hard disk?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 420 that has 2 hard disks of 750GB each. There is still plenty of room on the first disk. I am using it to store old photos and music so it will soon fill up. ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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Permissions on HDD

I do not have write permissions on an HDD that is mounted. I tried following another thread but I can't figure out how to get the terminal commands to work. external hard disk READ ONLY This is the ...
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Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
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Cannot edit group-owned files as user belonging to that group

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server on Digital Ocean. I'm trying to make it so I can edit files in /srv/www from my normal user account, without needing to be root. Currently, /srv/www is owned ...
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NFS permission problem

I have a problem with write permission for an nfs mount and can't figure out where the point is. Although everything is set up with gid and rw access, there's always 'no permission' exception when ...
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Permission not changing [duplicate]

Why I can't change permission of any files which are located on other partitions like sda2,sda3,sda4 and so on.. When I change it from properties it's immediately change again to it's previous ...
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Apache2 Conection Reset Wordpress

i have upgraded my vHost to ubuntu 14.10 with an reinstallation. I installed lamp but now nothing works like in ubuntu 12. I installed WordPress in /var/www/html/ after i have done chown -R www-data ...
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permissions question

I'm new to ubuntu and setting permissions. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 A folder has ownership by www-data user. drwxrwxr-x 60 www-data www-data 12288 Nov 17 10:37 forms I created a new user and put them ...
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chmod only certain mime-types

I'm using file --mime-type * to find the mime-types of all files in a selected directory. Many of these files should not be executable and are .conf or their type is text/plain. Is there a ...
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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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Can I make Apache more secure by removing read access from the others group?

It says in the Apache documentation security tips to set your server root directory and sub-directories to be owned by root, with a group of root and to not be writeable by non-root users. However it ...
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No such file or directory, ubuntu 14.04.1

it's my first time i'm using ubuntu and i've got some problem that frustrating me. i'm running ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. my problem is when i try to access desktop or any folder at my home directory, it ...
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SSH No supported authentication methods available

I have about 10 servers, on 3 of them I cannot use my SSH key, but on the other 7 I am able to use them. I get an error message: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server ...
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HELP I changed permissions nothing works and I got locket out [duplicate]

I ran this command sudo chown -hR root /. and now flash is disabled, chrome does not work, nothing works, I cannot even access folder directories outside of the terminal. I then logged out and tried ...
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How to get indirect access on a file through script in linux

I have one file text1, on this only one user(user1) has read,write,execute permissions, rest of the world(user2) has read and execute permissions. I thought of having one script which changes the ...