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

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Install Mobile Partner in Ubuntu 13.04 without download

I have Huwawei E303 HSPA Dongal and it has already provided software for Linux.But I cant install it. This is Dongal ...
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How to access a /media folder that has been mounted from a external hardrive?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I have installed Apache, php5. I have configured two sites folders in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default One is the in /home/me/www and the other is on the external ...
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chown -R user:user .* changes permissions backwards: is this the correct behaviour?

I got into a lot of trouble when changing the permission of a folder myfolder residing in /. I issued the command sudo chown -R luca:luca /myfolder/.* My intention was to change ownership of all ...
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Where is dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit [duplicate]

I am not able to find dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit?
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(Steam) Mount ext4 partition with exec permissions

I have most of my disk space in an ext4 partition which I automountt on startup through fstab. The corresponding line in fstabis this one: /dev/sda9 /media/rest ext4 users,user 0 0 Now I'm ...
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Everything seems fine, but “Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.”

My laptop is set up with separate Win7 and Ubuntu partitions. I set up my Dropbox to link to the default folder inside the Win7 partition, but it was complaining at start-up about not being able to ...
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Can I allow a standard user to execute only certain sets of command in terminal? [duplicate]

Can I create a whitelist of commands that a standard user can execute in the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop? I don't want to block the terminal for the standard user.
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Standards accounts are able to get root access using sudo without password request

I have installed a particular software using the installer present using the command sudo ./install.sh. After the installation now all the accounts on my ubuntu laptop can gain root access by ...
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How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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How do I gain access to the files in the /etc/apt folder?

I need to do change a filename and copy a file to the folder /etc/apt, but the folder is locked. How do I unlock it?
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How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
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How can i prevent standard user from accessing terminal?

How can i prevent/restrict standard users from accessing terminal in ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386 ? I need to prevent standard users and administrators(not root account) in Ubuntu user accounts from ...
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permission denied to move files

i want to clear space on my computer in order to download drivers for my internet, so i tried moving files to a different location, unfortunately i dont have permission to do this, how do i change ...
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deleting a file from an user account when only the guest account is accessible

I was trying stuff and my cousin (owning applestuff) sent me a bash_profile file. I replaced it with my old profile file (the one you find in home, .profile) - I backed up the existing one as ...
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I need to use sudo for any Hadoop operation, how to change permissions?

I am self learning Hadoop, starting yesterday. For the purpose of learning, I have set up Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Pro. And I am following this excellent tutorial. Before ...
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Wireless driver not loading after changing ownership of /usr/lib. How can I restore default ownership?

I have changed the ownership of /usr/lib by mistake as root:root by running the below command: sudo chown -R root:root /usr/lib/ Now, the wireless drivers are not loading and also I am not able to ...
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Trouble working on wordpress development locally due to file permissions

I am a newbie wordpress developer switched to ubuntu 12.04 from win 7. I find these root file permissions really difficult to deal with. i installed geany but can't open root files with it. How do ...
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CD/DVD Permissions

Okay, i was burning some videos onto a DVD, and after i finished, took the CD out. Now, trying to use the same CD to burn something of the same series, so i wanted to keep it on one CD, i can't seem ...
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permissioned denied /users

Trying to create a directory under /users as root but get permission denied. Any idea why? Thx Dean dean@dean-lnx:~$ sudo mkdir -p /users/testing [sudo] password for dean: mkdir: cannot create ...
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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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I deleted all files and folders (including hidden) from /home/username/ now in big trouble

I am logged into a remote ubuntu server, and I accidentally erased the entire /home/username/ directory for the current user. The only thing left is a hidden directory called .gvfs. I don't need ...
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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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Nexus 7 (4.2.2) stuck as read-only on Ubuntu 13.04 (PC)

I have a Nexus 7 running the latest Android (4.2.2) that seems to be stuck as read-only. I cannot transfer any files to or from the device though I am free to look through it. Permissions are: View ...
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How can I share a directory with an another user?

I don't want the shared folder to be accessible by anyone on the system, I want it to be accessible just to a restricted set of users. How to I do that?
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Cannot access drive mounted by sshfs using Ubuntu file manager

I've run into a problem with sshfs that I haven't seen before. I mount serverB to serverA by doing the following (while logged in as root on serverA): mkdir serverBLink sshfs root@serverB:/ ...
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What are the default permissions of /etc/fstab?

I changed the permissions of my fstab file to 777. What were the default permissions?
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Error saving to MBR

I get the following error when I try and save to MBR in Grub Customizer. It used to work OK, it there something I need to do to make changes to the Grub Menu stick?
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How come I cannot make this file executable (chmod permissions)?

I downloaded Android Development Tool for linux (ADT) and placed it in home directory. After unzipping the files, when I double click the "eclipse" executable file; the eclipse works perfectly fine. ...
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How to create a shell account and restrict users to their home folder

I was wondering how in Ubuntu Server 13.04, how to limit a user to be able to only access their home folder and NOTHING else on the server. Thanks, Stephen
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SSH Permission denied (publickey)

I have tried searching previous questions for answers to my question but all of the answers that have been suggested previously haven't worked for me. I am trying to connect to a linode (running ...
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Permission denied error when compiling fortran code in Netbeans 7.3.1 on ubuntu linux 12.04.2

So I read through a bunch of posting about similar issues, but none of them seemed to fix this problem. I am running netbeans 7.3.1 on ubuntu 12.04.2 x64. I wrote some fortran code and saved it to an ...
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How do i change the password of root, using webmin in one command line?

I have lost root password of one old server, where i can only have normal user login and via webmin login. Via webmin interface i have one option to execute command, i have been trying the following ...
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How do I change the permissions of a system file on every login?

I need to make a system file writable without using sudo so I typed: sudo chmod 646 /path/to/file It worked… …until I rebooted, because the file is recreated on every boot. How do I change the ...
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What happened to dconf/Nautilus “show-advanced-permissions” in 13.04?

When using Nautilus and right-clicking on a file > Properties, user is presented with a permissions tab. The default UI for this permissions tab is horribly difficult to understand and calibrate and ...
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Any way to back up a remote host with rsync without opening up for root access on either end?

I'm setting up a VPS that'll host a couple of sites, and I'd like to back up everything to another host which has a nice massive ZFS, allowing me to snapshot frequently. With the knowledge I have ...
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Cannot modify files in /root

I'm trying to modify files in the /root folder but I can't because I don't have permission. I don't understand what is happening because i thought i'm logged in with the root but the name is just ...
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Using Ext4 partitions on external storage

If I want to use a USB flash memory or an external hard disk to transfer data and at the same time I want to use ext4 partitions on them. How could I do that without getting problems regarding ...
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How to reset default permissions for /etc?

By mistake I have made permission changes for /etc. Now it's giving me the following error message: bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name!@chandan-Inspiron-5520:~$ sudo ...
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No permissions on new partition.

I am a novice linux/Ubuntu user who is just discovering the joys of a lightweight, free software environment which gives control to the user. To protect some of my data (photos) from the rigours of ...
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Is there a way to gain superuser access from a Qt app

I'm designing an app that needs to configure iptables with root. Is there already some sort of framework that can be used to gain superuser access with an app or will i have to design my own?
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User is part of a group - except he's not?

I'm really confused about this. I need to give a user read/write access to /var/www and followed the instructions in that question : Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to ...
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Can't mount ntfs disk with the certain set of permissions (root's ones)

I need to mount an ntfs disk with the certain permission and for an user alex be able to have the same as root would have. Here is my file /etc/fstab /dev/sda2 /media/win_disk ntfs-3g ...
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Access USB Flash drive from Wine

Im trying to use recuva (a file recovery program) on WINE because some files on a corrupt USB Flash drive just did not get restored using PhotoRec for linux. The problem is, I can't select the USB ...
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File ownership in 13.04 set to messagebus instead of syslog for /var/log files

Forgive me if this has been asked and answered already, I did search and couldn't find anything. On 12.10, /var/log files were written to. auth.log, syslog, and others. However, both fresh install ...
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“Ownerless” (no permission) SSD-friendly filesystem

A bit of context and needs: Most time I'm using Ubuntu machines. I have a laptop which I do not carry around a lot, so I'm in usermode (no admin permissions) lots of time. I have a large and fast ...
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Login problem - enter password and it just asks fo rthe password again

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on an IBM T43 laptop. I hadn't used the laptop for a few weeks and forgot the password so reset it using the info found on here but now after entering the password the screen ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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Truecrypt read only Ubuntu

So i have an issue with Truecrypt after moving across from my Mac OSX. Treucrypt file container created in MacOSX, now living in my Ubuntu home folder. Now when I mount my Truecrypt volume (asks for ...