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

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Is a permission error causing this?

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with Digital Ocean and installed zPanel on it, now I'm trying to run Pyd.io in zPanel's public_html and get the following error in the web browser- realpath(): ...
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Can't run MediaTomb as a different user:group

I'm trying to run MediaTomb as a different user so it has the proper permissions to access the media I want to serve. I've edited /etc/default/mediatomb so that the USER and GROUP fields match the ...
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how to set permissions on the include folder

Installed LAMP server on ubuntu desktop. From there, I installed WebCalendar. The webapge is working but when I try to run /install/index.php, I get the following message: The file permissions of the ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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cannot change files ownership

I have a certain directory with multiple hierarchical levels. There are some text files that are given execute permissions. I tried to change their permissions to make rw only I'm being told that I ...
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Permission denied copying files from an old HDD drive

I think this might be because I am not the owner. I have opened the folder as administrator and can view all the files but can't copy them because of the permissions. The old HDD is in a caddy ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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how do I fix thunderbird so I dont have to be root to start it -ubuntu 14.04

when I've installed thunderbird, I've stuffed up the permissions somehow and now only 'sudo thundebird' will work. It used to be ok but I must have got a bit to experimental. I dont no anything about ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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root in ubuntu14.04 LTS

i use ubuntu 14.04 LTS my aim is to copy file called .bully to root on ubuntu but still told me that i don't have permission to do that even my account is administrative so what can i do to have ...
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inotifywait don't have access to folder

I got a problem with my folder rights/groups settings. One folder does have 755 and a group 'xyz'. I am in that group 'xyz' and I can actually see it's contents when I list it on terminal. By ...
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apache cannot upload images into a proper permission set directory

I have an issue with uploading images. Website is on a Ubuntu vps, and I have installed apache, set up the domain, virtual host, and everything else work fine. But there's an option in the website to ...
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How do I do anything with a second drive?

I've built an HTPC. i liked the idea of Ubuntu mixed with XBMC because of the speed and small footprint, and especially the cost (free is usually nice). I haven't dealt with command lines since MS DOS ...
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Directory / File Permissions [duplicate]

I want to start out by apologizing if this question has already been answered somewhere else and I just haven't run across it yet. I have been searching Ask Ubuntu as well as many other forums for ...
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Can't run apps without sudo

I do my research and can't find anything useful, maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, nvm. if I try to run spotify for example I got "Unable to initialize the storage of temporary files" error, but if ...
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Can't put Theme on Burg boot/burg/themes, it said “Permission not Granted”

How to get permission for all directory ? Because every-time I want to put themes on that directory, it always said "Permission not Granted". I did research, but not help.
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How to configure apache2 with symbolic links in /var/www/?

I want to setup a local web server on my Ubuntu (14.04). So I installed all software to get a LAMP server. The problem is that I do something wrong with creating my virtualhosts. I wanted to create ...
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How to create cascading permissions for FTP user - new files and folders

So I've set up a new Ubuntu server with LAMP stack and I have a ftp user for my client so they can upload files/folders to their website. How can I make cascading permissions so they do not have ...
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SSHFS tutorial clarification in help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS describes how to use SSHFS. The description is somewhat ambiguous. I have tried several combinations of the permissions and ownerships of the directories ...
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How to setup users, groups, permissions for daemons & services (couchpotato, nzbget, nzbdrone, apache…)

I am still relatively new to linux and while I am starting to get comfortable with a lot of it there are some practical fundamentals that I must be missing because I don't have a clear idea on how to ...
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how to set up group level administrator in linux ubuntu!

In my application there is multiple groups and n number of users. What i need is to assign a particular/multiple user as group administrator. Group level administrator is just a user that has ...
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Error 13 Permission Denied

Any reason I can't just drop a file into a directory ? ie: /var/lib/whatever I know it's a root access issue, but... Is this not an option due to the root limitation with Ubuntu? I have a ...
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Run script from different user

I have a script that download db_dump from production server. I also created guest account so my friends that doesn't have permission to production, can get the downloaded files. How can I give them ...
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How to get the desired permissions while creating the files

I am using dumpcap to capture data for networking in sudo mode. It creates the file with root permission i.e. user:root and group:root. I am saving this file in /home/me/files directory and want to ...
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Files/directory with root owner in /home

While look at the /home folder, I found the sequents drwx------ 2 root root 4096 mag 29 2013 .gvfs -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58 ott 22 2013 .install4j drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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Undo wordpress chmod?

firstly im new to ubuntu and I did something im not sure of. I was trying to chmod wordpress folder because it was having problem not having permission to do anything. (Already installed xampp) ...
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Permissions for thumbnailer on device

I'm developing an application for U-Touch that gets a thumbnail from a video in C++ code using libthumbnailer system library. The app does the thumbnailing perfectly in my computer, but when i try to ...
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Folder permissions: only allow user to write (not read or delete)

I'm having this upload folder where a user is only allowed to write files. After he wrote the file he is not allowed to read or delete it. How can this be done?
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getting permissions in

I am trying to load new brushes in "krita" but all I get is a dialogue box saying "extraction not preformed you don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder "krita". I tried to ...
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Require sudo to delete files, but still allow writing

I've got all my files on a server raid, and it has a reasonably excessive amount of space so I'm not often going to have to delete anything. I still have things writing to the raid all the time so I ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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Installing Matlab on Kubuntu. Matlab cannot access root

when running the ./install file, Matlab cannot create it's directory as it doesn't have access to root. I've seen this asked in this post: Must I enable the root account to install Matlab? however ...
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Access to /dev/ttyUSB0 and sudo

This is my first question here. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have an application accessing the USB port of computer. My Ubuntu username is gadu. Until today, i've always used the following command: ...
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Changing ownership of folder not working!

I am trying to change the ownership of a folder and subfolders by typing either of these: sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/.folder/ sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/folder/ sudo chown $user -R ...
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When I try to acess my websitefolder in Ubuntu Im getting a blank page

I recently installed Ubuntu and I'm a php developer. And I'm trying to use Ubuntu for this purpose. I already installed mysql-server and phpmyadmin and I can already access the localhost. And also ...
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manage /opt folder permissions

I'm asking how to manage the permissions of /opt folder and files/folders under it. At the moment, the /opt folder has the default configuration drwxr-xr-x root root However, I changed the ...
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How can I setup a shared second hard drive over LAN so that users have file edit permission?

I have a second hard drive setup on ubuntu. It is partitioned using ext3. I have set it up as shared over a network. When other members of our office add files to it using both Mac OSX and windows 7/8 ...
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No writeable permissions when mounting Windows folders [duplicate]

So I have a Windows machine and a number of folders that I want to share my network. I've no problem mounting the folders and they have the correct permissions set in Windows. I'm mounting them using ...
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777 Permissions not working NTFS FSTAB

I am adding an external drive to my owncloud server. The drive needs to have permissions for the PHP program (www-data). The drive in question is a NTFS at 777 with the owner as me and the user group ...
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Utorrent-server run when torrent state changes executes but nothing happens

I set up utorrent-server to call: "/bin/echo "test" >> /tmp/debug.log" (without external quotes) when a torrent state changes. In the log file, it is called but the command never executes. The /tmp ...
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User in www-data group can't view directory

I've added a user (test) to the group www-data with the following command: sudo usermod -a -G www-data test When I try to view a directory with permissions 744, it says Server returned empty ...
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www-data has access to folders in my home directory

I've never noticed this before and I have no idea how this has happened but www-data has privilages to files in my home directory, here is what I have. drwx------ 2 root www-data 4096 Jul 20 22:06 ...
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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...
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How do i get permission to edit a file in /etc/? [duplicate]

I'm trying to modify a file from /etc/ but I can't, because the file I want to modify require root permission and I accidentally erase it. I tried to use some sudo commands but I can't because every ...
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No windows partition's avaliable

Ok so, I'm connected to my laptop remotely via SSH. I have 3 partition's 2for win and one for Ubuntu. I wanted to check something on my windows partition but it's not showing up.. The worse is that it ...
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How can I recover /home/owner directory from opt folder back to /?

I was about to burn a install flash drive with unetbootin when I somehow accidentally clicked on the wrong directory and apparently moved my /home/owner folder. I located it in the /opt folder. I'm ...
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OpenSSH - Restrict users to one or multiple folders

I want to know how I can restrict user access using OpenSSH Server. Let's say I want user 1 to only access /Media, /Documents, and his home folder, User 2 should only access /Folder21, and his ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

0 down vote favorite I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each ...
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I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run

I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run, unless they are ran as sudo (BAD IDEA!) How do I fix this issue?
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minidlna on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cannot access /media folders

My minidlna program is attempting to access the /media folder to get the drives mounted there. I have adapted the minidlna.conf file to look specifically for these drives. I get to them and recieve an ...