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

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How could I mount an ext4 partition and have write permission?

I've set the /etc/fstab file so that I can mount an ext4 partition on startup and I did it with the following options : rw, auto, nouser, exec, sync. The problem is that I can't create or delete any ...
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How to set permissions to use jpilot and synchronize?

The information and manuals are so bad that I had to discover that I need to sudo to execute pilot-xfer -p usb: -r <directory> successfully in order to restore a Palm handheld connected to a ...
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Configuring mongo DB to work with NTFS drive

I have 120 GB SSD Drive with two partitions (NTFS with Windows and ext4 with Ubintu) and 2TB NTFS HDD shared between Windows and Ubuntu. I configured my HDD to be properly mounted on system boot: # ...
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Why can't I change some file permissions?

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I click on .tex file it says it is an executable file. I wanted to remove this and tried gksu nautilus, but I can't tick off the permission. When I try to remove the ...
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Why am I asked for the “password for root” when upgrading packages?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I installed with one user account, then added a second user account using the GUI dialog box method, making myself an Administrator type. I now use the second ...
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Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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Change WebDav permissions for creating files and folders

Files and folders created through webdav are assigned www-data.www-data and permission 740. I've already added my user to the www-data group, but I'd like to change the permission to 770, so I can ...
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Script to change permission on content, and move files to other folder

I have a program that downloads some files. I want those files to automatically change permissions to 755, and get moved to another folder on my system. I want this to autorun every hour. Is this ...
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Mac - Install from USB - Permission denied

I'm following the official instructions for burning an Ubuntu image on a USB stick from a macbook pro. Step 8 when trying $ sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m I'm getting ...
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Does enabling ACLs have an effect on performance?

I'm looking at a web application that needs ACLs enabled. Are there any benchmarks or other documents to show what potential impact ACL does{n't} have when the file system is under heavy load? Also, ...
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Ubuntu permissions to open files

My Macbook Pro hard drive is not working and I don't have a backup cd. I installed Ubuntu to see if I could access my files. I can see the folders but when I attempt to open them, I get a message that ...
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how do i gain acceess to a drive that owned by deleted user on ubuntu 11.10?

I did some trial on command line and creating a user account from it, then I logged off and logging to that newly created account (let us call it newaccount). Then I mounted one of my drive (I named ...
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How can I change folder permissions in a luks encrypted partition

I have a folder in a luks encrypted partition /media/user/luks-partition/folder on Ubuntu 12.10. I am not able to change folder's permissions. I tried using the nautilus gui and chroot both as ...
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Changed Permissions, Now Cannot see contents of Drive

I was having problems reading all files on an extra hard drive so I attempted to "fix" this with these commands as root: chown dave:dave /media/250GB chmod 644 * /media/250GB I'm now unable to see ...
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Automounted USB devices are read only

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 the automout of USB devices does not work as expected. When I plug in a storage device it is recognized correctly but I do not have write privileges on it. I thought, ...
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java exception: No such file or directory

I am trying to run a GATE application via jetty web application server in Ubuntu. I am getting java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory because of a particular GATE plugin ...
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Setting up wireshark for non root user

I am setting up wireshark to run as non root user, a la here, that is: sudo apt-get install wireshark sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USER (restart) This is ...
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How to mount disc with exec permissions

I have a storage drive I normally mount just clicking on the disc in the file browser. However, I want to be able to run some bash scripts from that drive. When I try ./script.sh I get Permission ...
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12.10 403 Forbidden SymLink

I am trying to set up a simple development environment and even after setting all the permissions, I can't get past the 403 error <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ...
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Give access to a specific user to a specific folder within a group? [Terminal]

I have created a file, admin, that I want to assign to a group, admingroup, and later on give a specific user, adminuser, exclusive access to that file but I have no idea how.
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How to get permissions to execute programs from NTFS hard drive?

I have this problem: I'm used to compile and run .c files with CodeBlocks. If I do that from my Desktop (ext4 partition) it works without problems, but doing this from my secondary hard drive (NTFS ...
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How can I execute scripts as root without pointing to its location?

I tend to use sudo arp-scan --localnet --interface wlan0 a lot, but I find it cumbersome to type this each time. To speed things up, I've created a script, called arp-lw-scan, which should do this for ...
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Remove sudo password when connecting to *new* WiFi network

So currently when my non-admin user tries to connect to a new WiFi network (e.g. at a cafe say) NetworkManager prompts for the admin user's password. Is there a way to turn this off and to allow the ...
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How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
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Why do question mark characters appear when changing the permissions of directory?

I am trying to change permissions of a folder temporarily whose initial permissions are user@ubuntu:/var/log$ ls -l squid* squid3: total 4 -rw-r----- 1 proxy proxy 0 Jan 16 14:43 access.log ...
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How do I get and keep access to encrypted home dir on an external drive?

I have a clean new install of 12.04 on my internal drive. On my external drive I have everything that used to be on this drive. The file I'm concerned with right now is my old home folder from ...
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chmod and chown a remote NTFS filesystem both fail

Our Ubuntu Server 12.04 system has a remote NTFS filesystem mounted via Samba at /media/blarg. One of our users had problems writing to the remote system, but not reading from it. Since the ...
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Nautilus plugin to chmod

Some time ago (around Ubuntu 8.04) there was a plugin to Nautilus to change permissions tab in file properties window. It was showing permissions as checkboxes for R/W/X for user/group/others. I can't ...
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Cannot update/edit any file

Hello friends I cannot update any file under the file system. It says you do not have permissions. I tried to edit files using gedit but it gives me this error... How can I update files in the file ...
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Allow creating directories from applications

I just started using Ubuntu a week ago. I noticed that applications don't have permissions to create directories. E.g. I can't create a new directory from my LibreOffice Writer save as dialog. Can I ...
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Why can't I delete a file even though I have write permissions?

The shell session should say everything: I can't delete a file (movie.avi) although I have write permissions. I don't get what the problem is. Have I missed something? confus@homeserver:/home/narur$ ...
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sudo: /var/lib/sudo/navneet writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700

This error occurs whenever I try to work with sudo. I changed the permissions of /var/ folder to 777 and I think this causes the error. Please help me get back a functional sudo and /var.
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How to access and copy files from an old/other Ubuntu system's partition?

I'm getting permission denied when I try to access my old 10.04 partition. I'm trying to get into the home folder so that I can back up the data before I do a fresh install of 12.04. I know the ...
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How can I give myself permission to edit files in /var/www without having to use the root account or sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? Permissions mystify me. I'm worried about compromising the security of my folder, too, since it's public.
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Permission denied Error while copying?

I am trying to copy a file from my Download directory to my Desktop directory; but I am getting the Permission Denied Error. Directory and file permissions doesn't restrict me from copying (Directory ...
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How do I change the permissions for my USBs?

For some reason I have discovered that I can no longer edit any of the data I have on my USBs. I was once able to edit it and I am able to edit the data on it on other PCs. I am running 32 bit 12.10 ...
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700 instead of 755 permissions on auto-mounted USB HDD? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (kernel 3.5.0-21-generic) on a laptop, and seem to have run into a strange problem with an auto-mounted external FAT32 USB HDD: The permissions of the drive's mount-directory, ...
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Best way to put sensitive files on web server and keep them fro being accessible?

I need to put a private key on my web server for use with a php script, so I need the web server to be able to access the file in php script, but not allow users from the outside to be able to access ...
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Delete a file without having permission

Can you delete a file in linux without having nor permission or root access? Thank you.
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How to change owner and permissions of a folder in desktop

The problem is that the folder directory is /home/marek/Desktop/Tekkitserver/3.1.1 and root has all but 5 file ownership and permissions what are inside it. It all happened after I launched tekkit ...
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Deluge getting permission denied when trying to download to a mounted drive

Getting permission denied when trying to download or move_storage of a torrent to a mounted drive (saw the error with deluded). The drive is an internal HDD mounted with this command at /etc/fstab. ...
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“cannot create directory `JAVA': Permission denied ” how to solve this issue?

can anybody help me in solving this issue. I am new to Linux and here's problem: gourab@gourab-RV509:/usr/share/java$ cd / gourab@gourab-RV509:/$ cd usr gourab@gourab-RV509:/usr$ mkdir JAVA mkdir: ...
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Can I have a user execute sudo commands without being an administrator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a user to the “sudo” group? I recently became a UNIX admin for some relatives, and they are quite far up the creek on how to use ubuntu. I know that one key ...
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sccs returns 'Permission denied'

I installed and set up the package "cssc", but when I try to use sccs with the command "sccs create filename" I receive the message "Permission denied". The exit status of the command is 69, which I ...
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How can I reset the permissions of /var?

My friend did a chmod -R 777 /var by mistake. Now he has his /var folder permissions like this: drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 Dec 29 17:36 . drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Dec 10 11:15 .. ...
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Permanent permission change to sys file

I'd like to always give my user the permission to write on a specific file located in the /sys folder. This because in the solution I posted here I have the problem that every time I reboot I have to ...
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External USB hard drive formatted E2fs/E3fs permissions

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop computer. I have an external USB disk drive formatted E2fs/E3fs by another linux system (specifically a Linksys NSLU2 running stock Linksys firmware). From the ...
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How can i recover sudo permission?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a fujitsu amilo 1536 notebook, and it works just fine. To extract a tar archive I need root privileges but I can't get them. I can't use sudo ...
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/var/www permission problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”? I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, and Linux in particular. I want to use Ubuntu for web development mostly, so I went ...