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

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How can I give full permission to folder and subfolder

I'm new to Ubuntu and need to create a new folder in /var and need all users on the machine to have full permissions to this folder. How should I proceed?
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Keeps asking for password or passphrase after copying sshd_config and id_rsa and id_rsa.pub keys

I have recently had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04 and copied the /etc/ssh/sshd_config and all ~/.ssh/* files from the backup I had. I was hoping this would reinstate the system as it was without having to ...
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external drive chmod permisision error

I was folowing a help guide and used chmod 755 on my /media/_drive folder now i am getting the message "You do not have permission to view the contents of this directory". my output from ls -lah ...
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Running into issues on Ubuntu with Laravel, Vagrant, and Homestead

When I try to run homestead, by just typing into console 'homestead', I get the message: homestead: command not found But I know homestead is installed because when I type in ...
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Can't access any page now?

So, I added some chmod and chown and a group and now I can't access any of my website when I go to it? All I get is: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Apache/2.4.7 ...
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How to grant root privileges when I generate an OTR key in Pidgin

I recently installed Pidgin on my Ubuntu machine along with OTR plugin. When I tried to generate a key, I get the following error in my console: >> Could not write private key file I think ...
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Using rsync with sudo on the destination machine

Having a problem that rsync does not set UID and GID as expected, my gut feeling is that rsync should be run as root on the destination machine. I can't login as root via SSH, since that's disabled ...
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rsync not setting the correct UID and GID on destination files

I am testing whether I use the correct options on rsync because I want to copy a large amount of files from my old server to the new server keeping exact permissions. On the old server, the file ...
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What service asks for “Authentication to change own user data”?

Related: Seemingly random “Authentication is required to change your own user data” Every now and then (only after resuming from Suspend) I get the following dialogue. The information provided is ...
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Change /usr/share permissions so I can add themes

I've searched these forums and so far no one has answered the question and if they did, it didn't work on my setup for some reason. I've tried using Unity tweak tool and others none have worked, All ...
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Can't open files in subdirectory in Apache 2 (owncloud)

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Plesk 12.5 and am currently trying to setup Owncloud. My vhost is located under /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs so I simply moved the folder to ...
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Strange behaviour of 'sudo chmod -rwx': Does not remove group write permissions

I just ran the following command in a directory with several files, some owned by root, some by a normal user. I got a strange message: $ sudo chmod -rwx * chmod: example-file: new permissions are ...
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How do you give two users access to a single dropbox folder?

I have two accounts on my computer. One has a password, the other doesn't. They both need access to the same files but I'd also like to keep these files backed up. I'm doing stenography and these are ...
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WordPress can't create new directory

I was just following this tutorial, I did exactly like he did from 02:30 to 03:30: added a folder in /wp-content/themes/mytheme, inside mytheme added a style.css and index.php. When I went to ...
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How can I copy all files in a sub-directory of Downloads folder into another sub-directory in var/www/?

I downloaded Magento 2.0 into Downloads folder and extracted all the files into temp_extract. Now I want to copy all files inside temp_extract into var/www/magento. I cannot figure out how to do it. ...
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Permissions - User can't access files that www-data created

I'm not understanding something, I have a user called lm17-2 in the group lm17-2: id lm17-2 uid=1000(lm17-2) gid=1000(lm17-2) ...
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Ubuntu Touch NGM dynamic Fun

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my touch NGM Dynamic Fun. I followed the official directory of ubuntu: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/ I ...
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Apache 403 Error

I have bough a dedicated server from soyoustart a company owned by ovh. I have a 32 Gb ram server, anyways. I don't know how to fix the apache 403 glitch. I do: apt-get update apt-get install ...
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Samba authentication fails

I have been endlessly searching for what went wrong, and can't figure it out. There is a lot that I still don't understand about working with samba on Ubuntu, so if something looks noobish, I am ...
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I need a chroot user to now have ssh public key access

I have previously setup a chroot to lock sftp users to their home directory only. So I have this in sshd_config Match User theuser ChrootDirectory /home/theuser AllowTCPForwarding no ...
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Permissions: Difference between user and group

I've had a lot of arguments about file permissions, and I want to know if there's any difference at all between user vs. group permissions. For example: If I have a file with two possible ...
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Samba Share suddenly not accessible

After looking for hours I'm looking for help here. My Setup is: Server: Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS Client: Win 7 Verbindung mit Login des Unix Users Yesterday SMB was working perfectly fine, but ...
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Use Aptana Studio 3 to edit files on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on an old laptop. The server is set up to the best of my knowledge complete with Webmin and PHPmyadmin and I can access the default "It works" Apache ...
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Problem removing packages [duplicate]

I was trying to remove package with autoremove command & i got this error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Permissions on secondary internal HDD [duplicate]

So I recently reinstalled ubuntu on a computer at work and now I am setting up the secondary internal HDD. I followed the directions here for mounting the drive (the drives was already formatted into ...
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Ubuntu server and ubuntu with netbeans remote connection: upload permission denied

I have a project on a remote server (ubuntu server 15.04). I can download my files from /var/www/html with no problem. But I can't change and reupload them. I get permission denied when renaming a dir ...
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I entered “sudo chmod 770 /” on terminal. Is it fixable?

I was trying to deny permissions to access the root folder to all non sudoers, and had the (NOT) brilliant idea to run sudo chmod 770 /. Now I get permission denied for all commands. I am running ...
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System screwed desperately need access to mozilla folder

I have recently uninstalled and re-installed Synaptics package for the touchpad (which was playing up) through the Synaptics package manager. Now Ubuntu (14.04.03 LTS) will not boot. After the screen ...
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Clean Installed Ubuntu 14.04 - Second HDD is Read Only - How to gain permissions?

I recently wiped Windows 10, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 directly on C drive. I also have a secondary 2TB drive with only media, music, photos, movies. I am now unable to access the drive. The drive ...
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Wrong available space on usb

So I'm trying to get my FAT 128gb usb drive to have execute permissions so I can add a steam library in ubuntu 14.04 crouton on my chromebook. I used this: sudo umount /dev/sdb1 mkdir -p ~/usbdrive ...
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Unable to start Mysql 5.7

I am having the following error: Not connected : Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) This is what is in the log files: /usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect ...
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Postfix and SquirrelMail permissions

I have setup Postfix and tested that it works, and SquirrelMail works as well, but under strange terms. SquirrelMail will only work if I set the user and group owners of the mail dir to virtual, but ...
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Permission denied error while using sudo or su? [duplicate]

I'm trying to fix my screen brightness problem, and I have checked some answers given on this site. I found out that I may have to use some command like this: ls -la ...
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Ubuntu is not allowing me to create files in my 2 partitions [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my blank disk of 1tb, as per instructions here : How to use manual partitioning during installation?. Except in step 5 I created two more partitions and designated the ...
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my /etc tree is all owned by www-data

I suddenly found my /etc tree is all owned by www-data:www-data. I changed the top directories to root:root, only to have them revert to www-data. very strange
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Unable to update/add plugin on wordpress and upload a file using SFTP at the same time in AWS ubuntu instance

I'm having difficulties in updating/adding a wordpress theme or plugin and uploading a file using ftp at the same time. using following terminal commands:- Change ownership(for ftp upload) ⇒ sudo ...
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Setting up Deluge Web

I have a second hard drive which is mounted on startup. The file system of the second hard drive is also ext4. The mount point is /home/username/mydata: UUID=30916bc6-913e-44e4-979c-e158f11d9abf ...
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How to open /usr/share/fonts folder into graphical root privilege? [duplicate]

I want copy some fonts into /usr/share/fonts folder but I unable to do it because of I don't have root privilege. I want temporary graphical root privilege just for copy fonts. After that I want back ...
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Samba share mounts have wrong permissions

In my /etc/fstab I have multiple lines similar to //myserver/myshare /media/Server/myshare cifs credentials=/home/myuser/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 However I can't access all the ...
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trying to connect ubuntu with windows xp using samba server

I am facing the following problems when I am using samba server to share folders between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. First, I create two folders in Ubuntu then share it to a local network by using ...
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Restore original permissions to the var folder?

I use Ubuntu desktop 15.10 and very new to Linux. Today afternoon I've mistakenly played with the permissions of the var folder which everyone here knows very well. I changed it several times to 777 ...
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How to change owner to default? [duplicate]

I am new in Ubuntu, and I am a web developer. I was making a page website returned an error and said you need permission and something about chmod() Then I asked a friend what to do for the chmod ...
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Cronjob permission denied (Nightly backup shell script)

I am trying to create a shell script to make a backup every night using tar. The error I get is: From shady@wserver1 Wed Dec 30 04:01:01 2015 Return-Path: <shady@wserver1> X-Original-To: ...
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Security risk of shared folder outside home folder

I recently set up a shared folder over my network sharing files that are located on hard drives attached to my Ubuntu machine with an Android home theatre system. Since I am NOT the owner of the ...
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Setting correct permissions on var/www/html/ [duplicate]

After reinstalling 15.1 I have a lot of problems with my permissions. I constantly have to adjust them manually. That means I'm doing it wrong. Here is what I do: I create a folder. The ...
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Why .cpp files can run on xterm when .c or .cc files can't?

i wrote a code on codeblocks, compiled it and it created a executable file but didn't run. xterm is showing permission denied. but when i saved the program with .cpp extension it worked well and ...
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Permissions for second HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 and want to use it as a file server shared by a group of users using Windows 7/8/10. The users are set up on Ubuntu with the same un and ...
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File with strange permissions

I am trying to access an image file in my code, but my code is telling that it does not exist. However, listing the directory where the image is I can see it, but I got the following strange output ...
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Open a file with gedit over ssh

I am trying to display a file with gedit, from my home, when connected to ssh in a machine of my uni. However, something is wrong with permissions. gsamaras@gsamaras:~$ ssh -X user@machine.gr ...
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Opera-stable seems to lack premissions/privileges in 14.04

So I installed the official version of Opera named "opera-stable" in the Ubuntu Software Center. When I run it from launcher, it launches twice and displays a message (Translated to English by ...