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

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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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How to change read-only permission under 501 user?

I have a hard disk that install on it mac osx 10.4.11, so I plugged that to my Ubuntu system and now I can see all of the files, but it's just read only under the 501 user permission I'm root in ...
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root must be setuid root [duplicate]

I accidentally ran this command chmod -R 755 /usr/bin on my remote server [Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS], and I don't have the root password. When I run sudo it gives me sudo: must be setuid root, This is the ...
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Samba Domain Setup

I have set up UBUNTU Server on an HP-Proliant. Idea is a simple SMB-File Server setup with restricted User rights in a mixed Win/Lin/OSx LAN To achieve this I thought out a domain setup with samba. ...
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Faillog - allowing a user read access for themselves

I'm trying to get each user on my system permission to read their own number of failed login attempts. Eg: faillog -u $CURRENTUSER Running this as any user except root gives me a 'permission ...
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don't have permission or doesn't exist

I'm trying to configure an Oculus rift and I have a configuration script that needs to be executed: GLADOS@deathbox:~/Desktop/OculusSDK/Tools/OculusConfigUtil$ ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 bash: ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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read/write permissions secondary driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed a second driver on Ubuntu 14.04. It is formated as "ext4" and labeled DATA sudo blkid > /dev/sdb1: LABEL="DATA" UUID="df065398-cb68-47df-b1ab-abf81916159f" TYPE="ext4" and all ...
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permission denied when starting android sdk

I have been developing Android apps on windows but setting up my PC to develop android apps has been very daunting on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the steps from this tutorial at xda-developers but on ...
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External drive user permissions

I have an external drive I've set up to mount at /media/'name of directory' The permissions on the drive show the group as "users", with access "Create and delete files" (I set that using chown). But ...
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Who should own /var/log and /var/tmp

I was playing around with some scripts I have written and I might have changed their owner to root, though I am not sure. Who should be the owner of these folders ?
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Not able to “Allow executing file as program”

I know many will think of marking this as duplicate but I have gone through all of the previously answered questions but none are fixing my concern. I have downloaded some tarball and extracted them ...
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Upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with wrong user name and can't access any files

I cannot login to the old username because it does not exist on the login screen. I cannot recreate the old username because I don't have root privileges. I have tried many methods of getting to root ...
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Can not connect to Ubuntu 12.04 server using SSH [closed]

Yesterday I have posted question for creating FTP users and set access permission. Here is the URL. Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04 Based on Answer I have ...
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Ubutntu 12.04 login error after change permission

I accidentally changed the permission of my root folder by running commands sudo -i chmod -r 755 / After i restart i can't logged in with any user, the login page bounce back even when i type the ...
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External HDD Permissions [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 server and I have installed VSFTPD service for FTP. I'm trying to create a FTP user who has access only to /var/www/ directory and all permissions for sub-directories. ...
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Mounting a webDAV share for all users

I'm trying to mount a webDAV share with this fstab line: myserverip /media/myserver/ davfs noauto,user,rw 0 0 I have added the secret credentials to ~/.davfs2/secrets. Also done sudo ...
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how to change root permission by text console

I have edited and restarted the permission for both root and others for a folder 'usr' and restarted the system now ican only load the text console how to change the permission of that folder using ...
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Samba permissions and saving files?

It was recommended giving the directories shared with samba on my business network: permission: 0755 ownership: nobody:nogroup unfortunately it is a work folder that everyone accesses and I would ...
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permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial. When I give the command: ssh root@localhost I get : Permission denied, please try ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...
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Unable to execute a linux program in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 , downloaded eclipse (https://www.eclipse.org) Luna, extracted eclipse in a folder and then double clicked "eclipse" program file. The error that i am getting is : ...
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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sed “Permission denied” and “No such file or directory” errors while building Clockwordmod

Whenever I execute the command build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh samsung_aegis2vzw /your/path/to/the/boot.img I get this as the output build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh: line 83: /sedcommand: ...
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Not understanding /var/www permissions [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked, but I couldn't find a solution because I'm not looking for a command to give new rights to the directory, I would like to understand it. I'm very new to ...
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Why can MySQL not use /run/shm as tmpdir?

I read that using RAM for MySQL's temporary tables should improve performance. I tried to create /etc/mysql/conf.d/local.cnf with the contents: [mysqld] tmpdir = /run/shm But restarting mysql ...
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Permission denied error after SSH login

I am having Permission denied errors after logging with non root user (which has permissions to do "sudo -i" command). I get these errors: -bash: /bin/uname: Permission denied -bash: [: =: unary ...
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Does chown command require login and logout to reflect changes?

Does chown command require login and logout to reflect changes?
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Permissions error trying to create local web dev environment in home folder [duplicate]

Hi I've been trying to create a local web dev environment in my home folder. My local LAMP is running fine, and I tried this tutorial to develop without the hassle of the permissions in var/www ...
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Can only write 0 byte files to directory (777) from linux

I find this very confusing; I have a shared (SMB) folder on a ubuntu machine. Out of frustration I set the permissions to 777, but still cannot write to the directory from another LinuxPC, other than ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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I can't connect to localhost from other computers

I can see the web pages I created in /var/www/html/ by typing localhost in URL bar. A few months ago I could even access those pages by typing my ip address from other computers, but now I am getting ...
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I am trying to save a file using the nano file editor in Ubuntu [Error writing /filename: Permission denied] [duplicate]

Using the Nano text editor, I'm trying to save and exit a file. I already have the file named. I click control+x to exit. I click y because I want to save the file, now it say file to write, Ok I'm ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Permission denied error when using easy_install

I am trying to use easy_install to install seaborn, a python package. I found however that easy_install is giving me issues for anything I try to install. I recive the following error message: [Errno ...
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Problem copy files to VirtualBox Ubuntu guest share drive

Windows 7 host system. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.12. Ubunti guest 14.05. dkms installed. Mounted share drive via VirtualBox. Checked "auto mount" and "make permanent" but did not check "read only". ...
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Getting SFTP to update Wordpress

It took me a while to figure out how to install SFTP, and set up a user, sftpwp, that was restricted to it's own home directory and to using only those commands that are internal to SFTP. I created ...
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Problems with file permissions in ubuntu 14.0 [duplicate]

Good afternoon to all Here I have a problem with permissions, use ubuntu 14.0 configured with samba. The details are in the following example: There is a folder called "isolated" contains folders ...
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Installing from Tar.gz Permission Denied

Total Linux noob. I have worked in the WinTel world as a network/sys admin for going on twenty years. Its time for me to get my feet wet with Ubuntu. Let me preface this with the following: I have ...
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Setting up new user allowed actions

I made a new user but have been trying to research how to limit their ability to make changes to the system. I am basically looking for them to having the ability to change ifconfig settings. Beyond ...
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Custom share permission to users in a samba file server

I have a shared folder in samba in Ubuntu 12.04 lts desktop, want to assign read only permission to 20 users and read-write permission to a single user, how do i do it?
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vmplayer never keep virtual machines on library? [duplicate]

I have installed "Vmplayer(version 6.0.2 build-1744117)" on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have created 3 virtual machines on my home directory. When i open vmplayer, library always empty and every time i ...
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No longer access to Ubuntu

I wanted to change permission for a folder which located in Documents using this command chmod -R 777 /folder/path/. it started to list a lot of folders following them with access denied message. ...
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I don't have permission to access this device on iftop and need to be root to run NetHogs

I have two dilemma's here: One is, I tried using iftop but it said I don't have permission to capture on that device (socket: operation not permitted) I can use ifconfig just fine. Also, I installed ...
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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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How uid and gid related to permission?

I want to know how uid and gid is related to permissions/owership? Is there any default/permanent id for root? what are standard values for uid and gid?