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

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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. ...
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Altered Incorrectly File Permissions

I was wanting to grant a new user read/write access to the directory /usr/share/applications and to do such I ran sudo chmod -R 666 /usr/share/applications Now my entire file structure is ...
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lubuntu presentation cuts right side

i am using lubuntu but when i connect my laptop with projector my screen cuts right side of the presentation. What could be the reason. Can someone help to resolve this.
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Home directory for the www-data user?

As I understand the www-data user is the user that owns the apache service. From the /etc/passwd file I have: www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/usr/sbin/nologin So the home dir for www-data is: ...
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Using a mounted partition for document root

I recently decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, being that the Mean Stack dependencies haven't quite caught up yet I decided to switch back to the good ol' days of using a Lamp Server. So as the Title ...
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Difference between sudo -u and su -c

The following is being executed from an account with sudo privileges: I have a user tomcat created with the following command sudo useradd -g tomcat -d /usr/local/tomcat -m -s /bin/false tomcat I ...
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CHMOD 777 -r/ has hosed my permissions to the max! [duplicate]

Used the command: to unlock a locked file to delete. I deleted the file - which was nothing more than a printer driver I no longer needed - but now I get errors and cannot run apps or get to ROOT. ...
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cron running init.d reload and getting exit code of 2 [duplicate]

I am having cron run a shell script which includes this line... /etc/init.d/nginx reload but it is giving me an exit code of 2...What can I do to reload nginx from cron successfully?
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Opening new terminal from terminal and navigating directories (Permission denied?)

Good day all, I'm trying to open a new terminal using a current terminal and execute a program in a specific directory. I've found a lot of documentation on the web so far, such as these: How can I ...
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How can I set up Deja-Dup to backup regularly, but write its backups to a folder where it has permissions to write, but I do not?

I would like to feel that my backup drive (an SD card) is not available to ransomeware if I get an infection. As it is, I leave my SD card mounted so that Deja Dup can backup my hard drive, but that ...
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Error 403 Don't have permission to access on this server

Can someone please help, my website is runing at www.mysite.com and i wan't to add /demo, so a whole url would be www.mysite.com/demo. Site is running from /var/www/html. I created new folder ...
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How do I give myself access to /var/www to create and edit files and folders in it without 'sudo'?

I have a folder in my web server /var/www. I need to add files to the folder, but the system will not let me unless I use sudo. Is it possible to give myself access to modify the folder and its ...
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Can not read file, either file does not exist or there are permission problems

I have installed moodle 3.0 in Ubuntu. When browsing web, it displays the following error: Can not read file, either file does not exist or there are permission problems How can I solve this?
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How to add an **existent** security group to a folder? [duplicate]

How to add an existent security group to a folder with the read/write permissions?
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Incorrect permission set received

In the following shell script: default_conf_file_path="/etc/apache2/sites-available/"; default_conf_file=$default_conf_file_path"000-default.conf"; DocumentRoot=$(grep "DocumentRoot" ...
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What is the name for root user?

Here is the scenario: Installing Ubuntu and when asked for root password, just left empty. Only entering the password for the normal user. Now, I want to connect to such OS remotely. I'm using ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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I set “PubkeyAuthentication” to no and I am locked out

I am not very familiar with ssh and I am afraid I made a disastrous mistake. There is an old server which used public key authentication. My public key was in the authorized keys, so I was able to ...
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Why apache is unable to write with permission set as 2775?

I have installed LAMP as: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ If I understand correctly, apache server will be running with sudo privileges? If yes, for a ...
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permission issue with commands start with sudo

whenever i run command with sudo it shows following error. how can i fix this ? like i want to clear cache by writing command sudo php bin/console cache:clear it first prompt sudo: /var/lib/sudo ...
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How to run a Script by Autostart? [duplicate]

This is for a VPS running on ubuntu-14.04 64bit. NOT for a Ubuntu PC! i would like to know, how can i run a script on start (i know about the etc/init.d - but i dont know how to make my script look ...
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Need help sharing folders from Mac OS 10.9.5 host with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest on Virtual Box 5.0.16

I'm not very experienced with Ubuntu and using code commands in terminal, so I feel like there is an answer out there on the other posts but it's too confusing for me to understand. Using Virtual ...
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Trying to grasp the linux file permission concept

I know how to change file permissions, ownership etc. But sometimes I feel I don't know what would be the best approach security wise. I just change permissions or ownership to make things work, but I ...
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Samba working via Nautilus, but not via mount

I am having a Samba share on a bananapi. On the pi I have created the user samba. Since the shares are also shared by owncloud, I have added samba to the group www-data. If I am using Nautilus with ...
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Unable to create a file in /etc/profile.d/ : Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to create a file oraclejdk8.sh in the folder /etc/profile.d/ according to the accepted answer given here. But in the process I am getting an error like this: ...
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VirtualBox shared folders are owned by root in Lubuntu guest

My Setup is as follows - Host: Ubuntu Server 14.04 Guest: Lubuntu Desktop 15.10 I have shared dirs on host to guest with automount option, and the directories show up in Guest OS's just fine - ...
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How to reset the default users [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with virtualenv and sudo and such and I found a solution which involved running chown on a directory. Instead of doing what the instructions said I did the completely wrong ...
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Can't create folders or documents in subdirectories of /home/user/

Complete Ubuntu newbie here, trying to make the switch but hitting a few walls. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 last night on a new, blank hdd. It's the only OS on this system. I would like to make some ...
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Sudoers.d Permissions denied

I am running ubuntu 14.04 in DardDrive. I was taking the Steps for Setting up and Running sudo located here http://snag.gy/JAGgt.jpg. But every I type sudo "whatever" as user ($), I get the following ...
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docker warning config.json permission denied

I just installed docker and created a group and added my username to it to avoid using sudo every time. However when I do the test and run docker run hello-world it gives me following error: WARNING: ...
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Why chown command can't take effect?

chown -Rf www-data.www-data /var/www/html/test/ ls -l /var/www/html/test total 192 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 418 Mar 17 21:31 index.php -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19930 Mar 17 21:31 license.txt ...
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Permission denial for my own folder (myName) inside home folder

When we enter any existing directory using the terminal in Ubuntu, the first few unique characters of the name of the directory is enough to type and then to hit the Tab. This successfully happens for ...
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Make the root the only one able to change the passwords of all other users

For security purpose, I want only the root to change passwords for all the other users. This will be achieved if I set /usr/bin/passwd to 700. Now, if password ageing is enabled or first login is ...
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LiveCD: Running a sh script on startup

I have created sh script that backs up computers to a network location, and I'm trying to make a LiveCD of Ubuntu-Mini Remix 14.04 that will be able to launch the script without a GUI. The script does ...
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OS on external hard drive

If I put a OS like Ubuntu onto a external hard drive, would it allow viruses to infect my internal hard drive? If more info is needed, then feel free to ask.
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Terminal: List all directories for which a user or group has write permission

I'd like to list all the directories for which a user or group has write permissions. I found this question on ServerFault, but it addresses a Windows Server, so I'm optimistic there's something ...