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

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What is the “sticky bit” (t permission) and why does /tmp have it?

The command ls -ld /tmp gives drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I know /tmp is used to create temporary files related to ...
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How to allow writing locally on read-only NFS Partition

I created my own PXE/NFS network boot server on Ubuntu 12.04 as explained here. I can write to files on client side if I change /etc/exports file like this on server side: /srv/ubuntulivecd/ ...
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Permission on shared folder are correct but files can't be saved

I have a shared folder set up on an ubuntu machine. When someone connects to the folder and creates a file, the file permissions set the group to read/write. I can check the permission on Ubuntu or ...
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Autoclicker for Ubuntu

I've tried to search many places for an autoclicker I need one to use it in a game. And I found one here: From Murguu I downloaded it, but I have no idea how to install It states that it is for ...
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After mounting the ntfs partition, all files are readonly

I made the following changes in /etc/fstab, after doing this i cant create any files in any of the partitions and the existing files are readonly. Pls help me out. This is my /etc/fstab # ...
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Unable to share folder on mounted hard disk

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 desktop version 64 bit and already installed samba. I mounted an extend hard disk onto /media/dongchirua/ (in this case, dongchirua is my username). Hard disk's label is backup ...
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How to mark a USB Drive with execute permissions [duplicate]

I keep trying to install Garry's Mod onto my USB, but steam keeps saying "new steam library folder must be mounted on a file-system with execute permissions." can someone please explain to me how to ...
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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
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I'm Unable to change/set Read write permission on mounted remote drives and directories

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I've been working on a read write permission issue involving a network drive mounted locally on my Ubuntu box. I Use this device to run my Plex server, I keep my media files on a ...
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No permission to automount external HDD using ntfs-3g

I wanted to modify my mount options for my NTFS external HDD so that I can execute programs on it. I added the following line to my fstab accordingly: UUID=CE665A3F665A290B /media/Josh ntfs-3g ...
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Chmod crash version 13.10

I was watching a command line reference tutorial and testing out two commands, CHMOD and CHOWN. I ended up changing my root folder's permissions. What should I do? Version 13.10.
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How can I gain permission to upload photos from a Macintosh HD drive, an online cloud service

I used Ubuntu to recover files before, bit this time I'm stumped. My sisters Mac Book pro has a bad hard drive its 500gb. I boot Ubuntu through a flash drive, and I did not install it I'm using the ...
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No space left on left on Drive after deleting everything. /dev/sda6 100% used

I had recently run a script in our college exam on my computer which was specifically for 32bit(i386) but my ubuntu is amd64 , so the script wouldn't run but then I tried accessing the folders in my ...
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Fixing var errors

Sorry for not being able to properly format my question because I'm using SE Android app, my xubuntu isn't working. I dont know what exactly is the error but I'll try to describe what happened and ...
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Changed root directory's permissions to 644, how can I change it back?

I changed the root directory's permissions to 664. Now my display and keyboard are disabled. How can I change it back ?
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Permission issues after moving from folder from one partition to another

I am using ubuntu. I moved all my C programs/coded which was in a folder from one partition to another, after that all my files have -rw------- the owner has just the read and write permission, even ...
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Why would SSH ask for password every other day?

So I've been using ssh for quite a while with a server for the company I work with. Since about a month ago ssh keeps asking me for my passphrase for the rsa key, mind you, it does it every other day. ...
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HFS ownership on USB EHDD

I no longer have a iMac, I am using ubuntu 12.04, my EHD has two partitions on it. The first is 1.8 TB, the second is about 200GB. The larger partition is HFS format, the smaller is FAT. I am trying ...
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Unable to set permission to group for files and folder created from windows 7

I have configured samba share as follows [PC1] comment = Drive for PC 1 path = /home/meta/PC1 writeable = yes valid users = meta, pcone guest ok = no read only = no write list = @pcone browseable = ...
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ubuntu server and samba

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu server 12.04 nas using samba file sharing. I first tried to set it up with webmin and when that didn't work, I tried to set it up manually using the vi editor modifing ...
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Need to change ownership or permissions of /media/movies folder..NEWBIE [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 as a movie server. I partitioned a external drive(dev/sdd2)(named Movies) as ext4 and it mounts under media. I am trying to add movies to this partition to watch through plex. ...
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“dmask” and “fmask” mount options

I tried this command to mount manually : sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/external -o uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137 I am not getting what dmask and fmask does here. I know they are ...
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/etc/profile permission denied

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS partition and I've recently have had issues logging in. From the GUI login screen, when I enter my username and password, it takes me right back to the login screen. ...
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Samba permissions

I'm setting up a NAS server, and I'm trying to configure samba. I can see the share on my windows clinet, but i can't write anything in it. My smb.conf looks like this: [global] workgroup=WORKGROUP ...
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ubuntu software center - error software can't be installed or removed

I have Ubuntu running on an Acer C720P, and I used crouton to install it alongside ChromeOS. I am using Unity and running 13.10. When I try to install software using the Software Center, it refuses ...
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How to Access Ubuntu files, while running from live cd

I write this Code greeter-show-manual-login=true in my Ubuntu etc/lightDM.conf, but when I restart my System ubuntu can't load it! Now I access this file with live cd, but when I open it and delete ...
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Why won't my shared folder mirror the files from my Ubuntu in Windows?

I am having a problem with sharing of folders with the host. I have an Ubuntu 13.10 installed on VMware Workstation 8. I have Windows 8 as host. I tried almost every possible solutions available but I ...
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udev rules for pendrive (/dev/sdb1) to change owner, group, permissions

Ubuntu 13.10 - Need udev rule to change owner/permissions for /dev/sdb1 (usb pendrive) when plugged into computer. All combinations tried so far under /etc/udev/rules.d/99-pendrive have failed to ...
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remounting read-only GPT filesystem as writable

I'm trying to read from a rescued macbook harddrive - here's the info from fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdc: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors ...
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permission warnings root folder

Yesterday I noticed a warning my terminal window showed when I installed Samba. The warning was: WARN: /etc/default/ufw is group writable! WARN: /etc/default is group writable! WARN: /etc is group ...
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Failed to spawn bluetooth main process: unable to execute: permission denied

I had bluetooth working on Ubuntu 13.10, quite well in fact. However, I recently did some experimenting with QtSixA, a tool which allows syncing of Playstation 3 remotes with Ubuntu over Bluetooth. ...
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What owner and mod should I give to /var/www [duplicate]

I would like to be able to edit the source code of my website from my editor and also allow the website to load in the browser. With sudo chown -R 'www-data':'www-data'the code is not editable but ...
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How to resolve a problem when Eclipse is adding a server? Unknown version of Tomcat was specified

When I add directory of tomcat7 installation directory, I got. Unknown version of Tomcat was specified. Default tomcat7 directory is /etc/tomcat7 but this directory is lacking some binary folders I ...
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Messed up with libudev files and now I can't boot

So I wanted to test cgminer on ubuntu and I was getting an error message about missing libudev file so in a rush I tried to read a few answers on here but instead of fixing it, I just messed up things ...
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Using FTP to edit a file removes Apache permissions

If I edit a file using FTP with vsftpd on ubuntu 12.04 LTS... It removes the permissions that allow Apache to access the file... Currently If I upload a file with FTP, if it is a .php file it will ...
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Apache AH00035 error: is it possible to place site directory on a mounted media without losing security?

I tried to put site files on an encrypted disk that's mounted to /media and got (13)Permission denied: AH00035: access to / denied (filesystem path '/media/username/partition') because search ...
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Can't Get UMASK To Work [closed]

So, I am ssh'd into my Ubuntu 12.04 server. It is running Apache. I am trying to make it so that when a user logs into their account, and creates either a file or a folder, the public has the ability ...
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How to let a user execute a script owned by root? Setuid doesn't seem to work anymore

I have some bash scripts that I use with the user 'root' to manage iptable rules. The problem is that I want these things at the same time: The script must be owned by root Permissions must be 700 ...
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Set permissions just for a subfolder

I have a folder under the /etc directory. This folder and files contained in it has to be accessed by every user beloning to myGroup group. I correctly set permissions: every file in this directory ...
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Making a specific root folder accessible to user

I am using virtual box with ubuntu as the guest, which has a feature to share a folder between the host and guest, which is located for the guest in the media folder under root. It is quite ...
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Notify-send won't show notification unless run with sudo

I have just tried to use notify-send on my 13.10 machine and can't get it to work without using sudo with it. I don't know what details can I provide with this issue. My notify-osd version : $ ...
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How to add my user account to admin group (13.10 desktop) [duplicate]

I was trying to extract a web template into the hosting folder /docroot on the web service, which is working, however I do not have permission to complete the action. I cannot stand being locked out ...
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How setup samba share only readable by a certain domain group?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 connected to an active directory by Likewise open. I want to be able to share my files with others in the same domain group. I've followed this guide and also ...
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Can't change permissions on extracted files Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to install a program from the *.x86_64 file but it seems I don't have the right permissions to do it. Even if I right-click and go in the "Permission" tab, when I try to change anything ...
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Setting permissions for folders on 2nd drive Ubuntu 13.10

Running Ubuntu 13.10. Have a second hard drive and want to share folders on this drive. I can set up sharing which works for folders on the main drive, and Windows and Mac computers can see the ...
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Sharing Ubuntu disk to Windows over the network

I have got a HP Prolient mini sever in which I have added 2 additional 2TB Drives setup as a RAID 1 to give redundancy with the view to using it as a central repository for storing photos etc. I could ...
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AWS FTP to /var/www access denied to write

Ok, so I just got my amazon web services EC2 server up and running with apache. When I ftp into the server using IP and KEY.pem you create when setting up the server. Everything is good, but when I ...
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Ubuntu crash 12.04, can't shutdown system

I was working with code::blocks, while running Glut project, it complained permission denied: cant open /usr/include/GL/glut.h, so I did this sudo chmod -R 777 /usr. I then I restarted the computer, ...
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Vuze won't let me delete anything, it says permission denied

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In the Vuze downloads properties, it says Owner: root. I don't know how to change that. This has only happened in Ubuntu, not Windows.