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

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bindfs with filesystem ACL support?

I have been using the ServerPilot service to provision a Vagrant box (14.04 LTS) for local development. NFS is the fastest option when setting up a synced folder between the host and guest VM but this ...
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How to Share existing ntfs partition to windows network with specific users

Im a newbie in Ubuntu so I need all the help I can get. Here's my situation: I have an hdd with 2 NTFS partitions: 1. Windows System & 2. Data What I would like to accomplish is to put this hdd ...
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How do I setup Homeshares that ask for the password that uses pam authentication?

How do I setup shares that lists the users under homes for the home directory share and when clicking on the username it requests the password from the pam authentication module? This will happen when ...
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How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
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Do files/directories belong to a user AND a group?

I'm trying to understand how file permissions work in Ubuntu. However, I can't understand the difference between user and group permissions. In here it says: Owner permissions − The owner's ...
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How can I stop the 'rename' dialog box from showing

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, a dialog box appears every now and then, when renaming files. The text in the dialog box is: renaming "file1" to "file2". You can stop this operation by ...
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guest session unable to change user

When I login as guest I am unable to changue to other user or execute any command with sudo (ubuntu 15 , 16, lubuntu... , on ubuntu 12.04 its works ) : su USER setgid operation not permitted ...
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Sharing folder between Owncloud and Plex

I have a working owncloud and plex installation. Now I want to have a shared folder between these two. I have created a folder /Music and have added it as external storage in owncloud and as library ...
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Permission denied even when run with sudo

I have a large 3TB NTFS formatted hard drive in my PC which I use for storage. I am trying to back it up onto an external drive. Every 6 months when I upgrade ubuntu I copy my home directory into ...
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Setup network share Linux -> OSX with mapped/preserved permissions?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I have a folder which contains a git repository, which I'd like to share over the network; I do the right-click from Nautilus and Local Network Share / Share this folder, rest is ...
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OS error permission denied

I'm trying to execute a python script but I'm getting an OSError saying “Permission denied”. I tried to change the permissions of the temp folder by sudo chmod 777 -R temp but it did not work here ...
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Lost system after update

I know similar subject was in forum not once, but answers which I found did not solve my problem. I have Netbook Lenovo S10-3 (old and slow) I was using Kubuntu for a long time, but about 2 weeks ago ...
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Xserver Permission Denied tty7

I have a linux box with kodi and the following systemd script to start kodi at boot: [Unit] Description = kodi-standalone using xinit After = systemd-user-sessions.service network.target sound.target ...
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Should the root / have 777 permission?

Most of the contents is 755 though. Is this a problem?
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Steam says drive is not mounted with executive permissions

I can't seem to get steam to allow me to install games on my SD Card. I use this command to mount it: sudo mount -o exec /dev/sda1 /home/spib/SDCard Steam still gives the "New Steam library folder ...
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Why are the Documents, Desktop, etc. directories not group-writable by default?

If I create new files and directories in my home directory, these are group writable by default: will@together:~$ touch test will@together:~$ mkdir test_dir will@together:~$ ll | grep test -rw-rw-r-- ...
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Can't edit a file in Ubunutu 14.04

I'm trying to edit a python file called resize.py /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/moviepy/video/fx/resize.py I gave myself permissions to unlock the file using sudo chmod 776 ...
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Ubuntu MATE problems with external media permissions

I just started trying out Ubuntu MATE in 16.04 and I can't edit my thumb-drive files because they belong to root. I tried changing the mount point with gnome-disks to media/user/DRIVE still belong to ...
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I lost my home folder on update to 16.04, is it possible to retrieve it?

I have only one user on my computer, me - paul. My update to 16.04 crashed at the very last second, when I tried to restart I was experiencing login loop. After some research, I found that there was ...
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Boot Disk Locked up, no permission to see the content

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I leave it on all the time, and this morning, while I wasn't using it, flash installed on my system, and my boot partition was completely filled up. Also, firefox ...
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Permissions to write files in the apache folder /var/www/html from PHP

I have apache running on Ubuntu and I'm trying to write (copy an image) in the following folder: /var/www/html/images I'm trying to write it from HTML/PHP <?php $uploaddir = ...
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Transmission and deluge fail in ubuntu 16.04 LTS saving to external usb hard drive connected to another machine

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported ...
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xhost command in script fails when executed by initctl

For some reason, I have to execute xhost +SI:localuser:root to allow GUI for root user. I have put this command in a shell script, which will be executed at startup by upstart. When I execute this ...
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FTP: Connect as local user with different password

I want give some people FTP access to the files of unix user bob. Since bob has sudo, I don't want to share his unix password. How can I make sure FTP users have the same file rights as bob without ...
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How to setup Restricted (permission) access for Directories in Apache2 web server

I am a new system admin and learning Ubuntu. I have to setup a restricted (permission) for directories in Apache web server. The scenario is as follows. The folders are, /var/www/data/ ...
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How to install cordova in ubuntu 15.10 for Ionic-Framework

I am working in IONIC, after completing my all my installation for my framework I was checking my cordova version cordova -v but i am getting error like ...
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Hard Drive recognises everything as executable

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an external Hard Drive that I use for storage data. In order to be able to execute file in this Hard Drive, I modified the /etc/fstab adding the following code: ...
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Facing errors with running shell scripts at startup and poweroff

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to run 3 scripts at startup. They are named as follows: voe.sh startUp.sh and runDown.sh The script voe.sh is the main file which will in turn call the other 2 ...
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atq command problem

I am trying to enable www-data to use the at commmand. First I deleted www-data in /etc/at.deny file and tried to execute the following command #sudo -u www-data atq I got this error You do not ...
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Recovering from chown -R / … update-manager not working and throwing errors [duplicate]

I messed up and ran chown -R username:username / by accident. I rebooted into recovery mode to get root privileges back and did the following... mount -o remount,rw / to get write permissions, then ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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Samba file sharing error 13

I've got three computers running at my home: my workstation (W10), the missus' Mac and my file server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm trying to backup one of my workstation folders to my file server. ...
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How to know the home directory size limit?

Is there any way to know how large my home directory is allowed to be?
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MySQL won't start after changing the datadir (14.04, mysql 5.7)

I've mounted a separate hdd to /mnt/temp, and changed datadir to point to this. I added the correct settings in apparmor and worked away with mysql for a few hours. After adding performance_schema to ...
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how to set some application to run only as root

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering is there a way to set some applications to run only as root? for example the application X can normally executed by any user, and I want to set it to be ...
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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Running a Python script on an apache2 version 2.4 server

I have a python script (python.py) located in the /var/www/html/Python folder. The script saves some images to another directory (/var/www/html/Data). I have the x file permission on the python.py ...
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Member of group cannot cd into directory

I have a folder testfolder with owner tuser1 and group testgroup. ls -l shows this: drwxr-x--- 24 tuser1 testgroup 4096 Apr 17 13:33 testfolder tuser2 also belongs to testgroup. getent group ...
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ubuntu permissions on newly created files with umask 022

I added a user on linux with username kakaris, added a password and then set the default directory of the user: usermod --home /usr/share/nginx/site.com/zfolder kakaris User kakaris is member of ...
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bash: ./flash_tool: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I try to run SP Flash Tool under Ubuntu MATE but after I chmod +x the executable file, I get the fallowing error: bash: ./flash_tool: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error bash: ...
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AppArmor: Unusual denied “name=<string>” message

I have a custom AppArmor profile to confine Syncthing. (I realise that this might not be a specific Ubuntu question, but I only use Ubuntu so I haven't seen if this affects other Linux distros). ...
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Give access to php to /home folder

I am need for apache to have access on all (well... most anyway) user folders on the same machine, so that I can access some data, do some magic and then display them on a webpage for remote viewing. ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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New Samsung printer driver wedged with “Cups insecure filter” error, won't print; won't change permissions

I installed the Samsung ULD Universal Drivers for a M2070FW on Trusty. The driver hung with error "Cups insecure filter", refusing to print any test page no matter how many times printer was Added or ...
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Can't set up built-in PHPStorm server

I have PHPStorm 2016.1. Jetbrains have a tutorial for built-in server setup, but it's only for Windows. I tried adapting it, but no success - the browser can't connect. Here are my settings: When ...
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Can't run any programs because of less permissions and how to give a user full sudo privileges ?(Ubuntu 14 Server)

So, I created a Ubuntu VPS with AWS. I am very new to Ubuntu so I need a GUI, therefore I installed TightVNC to use it from my Win 10 PC. Now here are the problems: 1) The server has a default user ...
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gRsync set permissions same as when copying

I am having trouble with permissions when using gRsync. The reason I am using grsync is it seems a lot easier to use my mounted windows share when using the browse feature. Currently I'm not sure how ...
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Using ACL to control read and writes by specific groups

I'm new to ACL so I'm creating some demo folders, unfortunately it's not working as expected. The folder Triangle belongs to user pyramid in group triangle. The user Cube in group square needs ...
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How do I change the user home folder name?

I have a buyer for my desktop PC with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I need to change the home folder name from robert to james. I've managed the other tasks like hostname, user name, user ...