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

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writable sftp directory restrictions

I want to create a directory for a user so they can sftp to my server and automatically be in that directory. Ideally this directory would have group write permissions so this user can upload a file ...
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Apache and vsftpd [duplicate]

simple question. var/www -> owned by user group www-data whenever I upload through FTP something on www I have to manualy run chmod 755 /var/www. Or it wont show up on my browser... I am now ...
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Home files and folders permissions could not be determined

I was trying to create a default configuration file for activemq with the command sudo ./activemq setup [ /etc/default/activemq | /home/leo/.activemqrc ]` Then recieved this message: INFO: ...
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Auto mount USB drive with permissions for all users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 based Media Center and I store the media files on a USB HDD. I add files to drive directly on a Mac so I have it formatted as FAT32. The problem is that after reconnecting the ...
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Unable to delete or copy files from/on an MP4 player

I was wondering about how t fix the following problem: I have an MP4 player and connect it to my laptop where I have Ubuntu 12.04. I connect it using an USB cable if that makes any difference. It ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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Setting default UMASK to “027” and USERGROUPS_ENAB to “yes” in /etc/login.defs

I don't understand the following from: /etc/login.defs # If USERGROUPS_ENAB is set to "yes", that will modify this UMASK default value # for private user groups, i. e. the uid is the same as gid, and ...
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Managing rights to Hard drives

I have a 500 GB HDD divided in to five partitions and an 3TB HD. Ubuntu is installed one of the partitions on 500 GB HDD. I updated my Ubuntu from Ver 11 to Ver 14 but after that I lost permissions ...
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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TOR Error permission issue

I've tried reinstalling, updating, and removing and then reinstalling. Nothing seems to work. See screenshot below: the output of gedit /home/skynet/.tor-browser-en/LOG (The installation log) is: ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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Remote rsnapshot failing with “Permission denied” error

I'm trying to set up remote backups with rsnapshot from my home server. I want my server to connect into my laptop and take backups over SSH.Everything is set up correctly and I can connect from my ...
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Error creating folder: Permission denied

I am using VM Player for Ubuntu, then using WinSCP I need to copy the installer of a CMS to /var/www/html but it always says - Error creating folder Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message ...
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apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied

I recently upgraded Ubuntu to the latest LTS edition on my work laptop, which I use as a LAMP development platform. The upgrade was from 12.4 to 14.4. Now I'm having trouble getting apache up and ...
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Netflix continually asking for silverlight install

I had a problem with the netflix browser asking me to install Silverlight all the time I checked the Netflix browser "Firefox" for plugin errors and found one with Pipelight when I tried to apply ...
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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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Blank Cacti Graphs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm having an issue with Cacti 0.8.8b not displaying any data in graphs. The graphs are being created and I see files in /var/lib/cacti/rra. My crontab entry for root ...
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Unable to write to /var/log/btmp

I recently had a bunch of entries in my btmp log [because of a boneheaded move on my part] I resolved the issue, but now I would like to clear that log, I copied it somewhere else for reference and ...
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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Make Home folder accesible to different installations

I just installed 14,04 next to 12,02 and I want to copy my home folder from my previous installation to my new one. I get permission errors (cannot read files). How to change that? Thanks.
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Why does system istallation fail on 32-bit Windows machine?

When trying to install the 32 bit desktop Windows version, installation is denied because a key file is already in use as per the ERROR LOG file, wubi-14.04-rev286.log. The relevant information is ...
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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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Plex not detecting media on Amazon S3 mounted with S3QL

So I have had a Plex server for a while now, and it has been running on a Dell Poweredge 2850 and Dell Powervault 220s. Ever since this server has been running, our power bill has been way more than ...
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Loading shared object lib jansson.so.4 - error

A binary is launched using execve command. In such a case, I am getting a permission denied error to load the lib jansson.so.4. (I had pasted the lib jansson.so.4.4.0 and created a soft link to lib ...
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Why doesn't umask work as expected?

Please, can someone explain this to me? I set: umask 000 touch afile.tmp result: -rw-rw-rw- 1 jay apache 0 Aug 16 18:11 afile.tmp I was expecting this: -rw-rw-rw- to be like this: ...
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Determining the effective file permissions

I would like to ask what are the rules that Linux OS's are using on ext4 file systems when there are conflicts between directory permission and file permissions. Example: drwxrwx--- user1 group2 ...
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ACL's ownership, permissions

Problem: Whenever I write a new file/modify a file in my www folder, permissions and ownerships are being reset on that file, sometimes making the server unable to read the files I create. So I need ...
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chmod+x is not working at ubuntu on AWS EC2

I am trying to run a hadoop word count code in python at the Amazon EC2 environment. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I run the following command chmod a+x test.sh and expect to run it test.sh as a command. ...
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WUBI admin permission in graphic environment and installing question

While I can more or less create directories and such in folders like usr and bin ("root directories" right) through terminal comfortably (I say more or less because I set the password through wubi and ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user 4

I boot the computer from Ubuntu live usb hdd and created two new ext4 partitions by moving space from main hdd with gparted partition editor. but finally after rebooting I tired to move and create ...
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DIR_MODE has no effect on domain-joined user profiles in /home

In /etc/adduser.conf I edited it to be DIR_MODE=0750 so all home directories are not world readable. However, this only seems to effect LOCAL users in the /home directory. I have since joined my ...
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PHP script might be prevented form uploading file because of permissions

I recently had issues with a PHP upload script that refused to move uploaded files to a permanent directory. After numerous alterations and debugging attempts to the script (that previously worked on ...
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How to grant apache2 access for PHP script to modify /media/user/[SD card on phone]?

My achievement is that the script can access /media/user folder, but for some reason it can not sneak into the mounted SD card located on the phone. Of course this can be accessed from nautilus. I ...
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Windows needs permission from Unix User\Root to delete/move in a samba share

so my samba share requires permissions from Unix User\root to move or delete files. I don't understand why. You don't need to login to access the samba share. Just need to be on the network. The share ...
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Can't start chrome, permission denied

Here's what I'm getting: $ google-chrome [5934:5934:0812/222947:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(394)] readlink failed: Permission denied [5934:5934:0812/222947:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(240)] ...
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How can I allow anyone to read/write files on a USB stick?

I've got a USB stick which is only used on Ubuntu machines, so is formatted ext4. The users on my machines have various user IDs, which means that a file created by a user on one won't necessarily be ...
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Samba could not change the permissions of folder “Network”

I'm currently trying to set up samba, and upon creating my first share, it asked if I wanted to set permissions automatically, and I said yes, and then I got an error saying "Could not change the ...
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Recommended root permissions

I think I may have gone overboard with sudo chmod -R, and I can't open a large variety of programs! I'm in the root directory at the moment, looking at the following subdirectories: drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1, can't access some websites (403 forbidden)

I upgraded my server to 14.04.1. After I restarted Apache, I discovered that some of my sites are not accessible (403 forbidden). The common denominator is that they are my Drupal sites and a group of ...
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Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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Enable php script to delete file

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my server. I am trying to delete files using a PHP script. but It does not allow me. every time I use unlink it gives me Permission Denied message. I am not allowed to use ...
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Get Access Problem as admin user

I want to access "sudoers" file and also access "su -" but I fail and get following error please check terminal output that I have tried. I am m-usman(admin) but not allow to edit or access ? :( ...
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Unable to write in folder in which my user has write access

Before I say anything, I know how permission for groups and users works. My setup is: a. my user is monkey and is in the group www-data groups monkey monkey : monkey adm cdrom sudo dip ...
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Can't execute executable in ubuntu 14.04 with a+x

When I try to run a program (eclipse) from a specific folder I get permission denied. Here is the log: > ./eclipse bash: ./eclipse: Permission denied > ls -l eclipse -rwxr-xr-x 1 torstein ...
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What are the files needs to be edit to add a user? and what to be write?

I am trying to write a C program to add a new user to my Ubuntu 14.04. I edited 1) /etc/passwd sachin:x:65535:1:sachin:/home/sachin:/bin/bash 2) /etc/shadow ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Why is everything write protected?

I have searched and searched and can't find anything specific to my problem. I am a Mac user, new to Ubuntu. I wiped my HP notebook and installed 32-bit (no choice) Ubuntu. Then I installed the ...