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

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Question about permissions in Ubuntu

I am currently trying to download Linaro Lava onto my VirtualMachine. When I do this command I am getting a permission denied error: echo 'deb http://people.linaro.org/~neil.williams/ubuntu/ trusty ...
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set file permissions

I have a directory, where users can drop their plugins (for a game). The directory permissions work for adding these plugin files. But there is one Problem: When the plugin generates config files, ...
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Copy folders/files with permission denied error.. even with sudo nautilus

I am trying to graphically copy folders from ext4 partition to another ntfs one using nautilus on Gnome, Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome-fall-back . I get permission denied errors for some of the files while ...
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Floppy drive permissions

Why are floppy drive permissions assigned to my 3.5" 1.44 diskette drives in my Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 13.10 operating systems ? Same floppy drives on these dual boot Ubuntu/Windows machines do not have ...
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Ubuntu asks for permission to add a printer, but nothing works

I am trying to install my HP LaserJet Pro 400 color m451nw, got it all worked out using the hplip open-source program (hplip-3.14.6) until I get to the very end where I verify and setup the device and ...
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permission propagation when dumping text into file

If I do: sudo mysqldump --default-character-set=utf8 -u root -pwelcome1 mydb > dump.sql I get: -bash: dump.sql: Permission non accordée However if I sudo to su first, it works fine. It seems ...
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copy a file in computer folder

I try to load the dictionary es-ES.dic in the folder usr\share\myspell\dicts (needed for TEXMAKER) but I am not permited because I am not "owner" How can I solve this?
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Why do I need to have superuser permissions to mount share to local mount point?

Well, title says it all, but to be more clear: To mount a share in a local mount point I need to do something like sudo mount -t cifs //location/to-share /home/<user>/some/destination -o ...
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Specific folders uneditable, yet still accessible and writeable

The goal To have: A Samba share in which any network user can create, modify and delete files and directories except for specific folders, which can not be modified or deleted but are still ...
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Can't extract files to my usr/share/themes folder

So I just upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 last night and now I can't seem to extract themes (or icons for that matter) to my usr/share/themes or usr/share/icons folders like I was able to without issue with ...
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give a user access rights to a folder

i've searched on the web for an answer to my issue but what i find just raises more questions. I have installed plexserver on my ubuntu 14.04. Plex can't see files or folders from my media library. ...
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How to NOT preserve file permissions when copying files with `cp`?

I feel that the behavior of cp has changed. Earlier without the '-a' option the file permissions were reset to default, but not now: $ ls -l /media/il/MegaFon\ Modem/AUTORUN.INF -r-------- 1 il il ...
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/etc/group - group on last line not usable? Is it a bug?

$ cat -net /etc/group | tail -n 3 67 vboxusers:x:127:hannu$ 68 nvidia-persistenced:x:128:$ 69 $ $ a) With the lines as shown I get the profiling (System Settings > Color > ...
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Plug-in Installation Problem

when i am trying to install required plug-ins to play music,the following notice is coming: Failed to fetch ...
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Error 255 when sharing folder on Ubuntu 12.04

I try to share folder on Ubuntu, the steps I did: Right click on folder I clicked sharing options Then I clicked share this folder Then I clicked create share I got this message :'net ...
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sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers.d/README: No such file or directory

Whenever i use sudo command i get this message: sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers.d/README: No such file or directory i ran into this trouble when i was strugling with chmod using which i changed ...
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Can not install TeamViewer

Install Ububtu Desktop 14.04 x64 with default user systemadmin but now root is not able to go inside /home/systemadmin folder
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Samba user does not have folder read permission

I have set up a special user for read only samba shares. I set him up in Samba and as a system user. I shared a couple of folders but that user cannot access them. I know samba is working because I ...
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Unable to make changes in Drive

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I created 2 partitions. First has 50 GB and the other has 250 GB. Everything works in the system drive (create folder, cut/copy) but I am unable to make any ...
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Folder Permissions for new partition - can't move files

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I used the install CD to repartition my HD by resizing /dev/sda1 and creating /dev/sda3 as a Primary Partition. I named it "Media". When I reboot from HD, when I try to move ...
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useradd instead of adduser,

So I installed Ubuntu 13.04, set up sftp, that's all good. Setting up vsftpd for regular FTP users (we need those too, sadly. sftp isn't for good for all our purposes), i accidently used useradd to ...
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Default permissions wrong for backup and other programms

I ran my first backup with ubuntu 14.04 which ended OK but reported a bunch of files that failed: these are all the ones in /home/me/.launchpadlib/api.launchpad.net/cache which are more recent ...
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Ubuntu: remount troubleshooting

I've got: read-only USB device. I want: Remount it with RW permissions sudo mount -o rw,remount /media/user/MyPassport/ Problem: mount: /media/user/MyPassport not mounted or bad option
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How to automatically mount a folder and change ownership from root in virtualbox

It is my first time using virtualbox and ubuntu (14.04), I am on a host Windows 7 OS. I am trying to mount a shared folder that has files I need to access both in the virtualbox and on the windows ...
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Prevent a user using sudo [duplicate]

Can we restrict a user and do not let him to go to the root mode. For example, when he inter sudo su, The system tells him you can not access the root?
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How to get permissions to a folder in an installation process?

I am trying to install Matlab in my personal computer running Ubuntu 14.04. The directory for installation is /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a, on which I can get permissions using sudo when in the ...
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Recovering encrypfs Encrypted Home from LiveCD [duplicate]

Background: I have this laptop that I installed ubuntu on a while ago, I think it was lucid lynx? I am currently more updated and on 12.04. Anyway at that point I didn't know the first thing about ...
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FAT partition seems readonly - but not always

I'm trying to delete data from an external FAT drive, which in the past worked. Now, after some system updates, it seems to be stuck in read-only mode -- although I can't figure out why. The mount ...
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Hewei Data Card Installation in Ubuntu 14.04

I bought a new data card From Amazon. Hewei-support 21mbps. It works great in windows 7 with the driver given. But when i try installing it in Ubuntu, i get the following error.. Kindly Help ...
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Files are avaliable only when they are executable on Ubuntu 14.04

Videofiles that I copied from windows ntfs partition are only avaliable when they have at least user execution privileges. When I set permissions to 644, I got Permissions denied. I even can't to view ...
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FFMpeg permission denied error

I installed ffmpeg into /root/bin I followed this guide: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I now want a non admin to access it. I created a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin now if ...
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“cannot open file userpref.blend@ for writing: Permission denied” in blender

I'm using blender 2.69, installed via software centre, and when I save my user preference through File -> User Preferences and click on "Save User Settings" there is a message "cannot open file ...
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Access from a remote server after changing permissions

I have Ubuntu on a linux server remotely hosted using Amazon Web Services. I can normally access is using winscp and a private key I have saved on my Windows computer. However, trying to add data ...
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LAN not working on dual boot (ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and no superuser privilege

I am having 2 different problems with dual boot. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit on my windows 7 64bit laptop with live USB. I created partition first and used the usb. I selected ...
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Joomla Files/Folders Permissions in Ubuntu

The recommended way of setting files and folders permissions in the joomla root directory is the following (from the help.ubuntu website) cd /var/www/joomla/ sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; ...
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Write access to linux ext3 files from windos 7

I've a dual boot system with ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7. I can access my linux files (partition format is ext3) from windows, but I cannot write to them. I've edited the properties of the linux drive ...
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Cannot run the terminal: “Not such file or directory” and “hostname has changed”

My problem is: I can't use the terminal in Xubuntu 14.04. If I launch it, this error is appearing: grep: /opt/aster113/etc/codeaster/asrun: No such file or directory Hostname has changed, running ...
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What does the 'sudo -s' command do, and how is it used in this example?

I have the following doubt. In a tutorial related to a software installation that I am following say that I have to execute the following commands (I am doing it into an ssh shell, so this list of ...
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I am trying to share a file between windows 7 (host) and Ubuntu 12.04.4 (guest), using Virtual Box 4.3.12

I have put the folder (winshare), it has some data in it, that I need under Virtual Machine---Settings---Shared Folders---Machine Folders, and in Ubuntu I have created the directory ~/media/winshare. ...
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14.04 2nd hdd can't change permisions

Hi there I'm new to Linux and ubuntu and iv'e just put in a 2nd hdd, I also have a ssd as my main drive. but I cant change the permission to allow me to place anything into the new 2nd hdd, please ...
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Adding an existing user to an existing group isn't working with usermod -a -G [duplicate]

I'm attempting to add myself to a group vboxshare such that my user can access a virtual box shared directory under /media. Seems easy enough. A quick google search gives a good looking answers: ...
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Revert permission of /usr back to root

I was doing some alterations but in one I messed up. I changed the permissions of almost everything inside the /usr folder to my own user. It didn't change everything because it failed in the middle ...
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Unable to change permissions for apache file 000-default.conf

I am trying to change the permissions for the apache file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf when I input the command sudo chmod 755 000-default.conf the file still stays to ...
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How do I set permissions for my Windows partition for all to use? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 on my computer. Now, when I need to access the files on the windows side, I have to go to the device known as 240GB file system. The path to it is ...
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I can't access my root user [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to change root permissions, I get some error reports. I have already tried sudo chown -R 777 / and sudo chmod -R 777 /. Please help me if ...
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Can not clone git repository setup using filesystem permissions but can ssh

I've setup a local git server on Ubuntu 12.04. The repos can be cloned locally on the server, but I can not clone the repo from another server. I can ssh to the server with the same config. ...
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Allow ftp permissions for every directory

I have a computer that I set up with Ubuntu but I don't have a monitor for it so it is a hassle when I need to change something in the file system because I have to unplug a monitor from one of my ...
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chrome does not load

hey there i followed the instructions on this page to change permission of all files in a directory in /var ...
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Using Apache2 to set up a basic webpage

I am having a problem with a test page I set up for my website. The config file (index.html) looks like this <html> <head> <title>Welcome to website.net!</title> </head> ...
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automatically set sudo chmod 777

is there a way to automatially set sudo chmod 777 for all the files, folder and subfolders in a directory. The sudo chmod 777 should automatically be set when a folder or a file is created in the ...