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

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Create a directory during .deb installation with read write access rights using cmaklist.txt

I need to create a directory at the path /opt/ with read write permission for everyone (777 permission) during .deb installation on Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit . I have no root login on my machine so I can ...
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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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Nano edit, permission denied

I am trying to edit a index.php by using sudo nano index.php. Nano opens me into index.php, then i add the code into the file, save and try to exit but it says permission denied. I am using ssh ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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Why does backup fail with permission denied (in /var/backups)? [closed]

My backup fails and shows this message: Permission denied when trying to create ‘/var/backups/duplicity-full.20140907T165614Z.vol1.difftar.gpg’ How do I remedy this?
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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What happen if the executable permission of chmod is revoked

What to do if I change the executable permission of /bin/chmod? How to recover from that scenario?
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Giving ownership of the directory to the apache user?

I have installed wordpress on LAMP. As I am new one to Ubuntu. So, I Used this online tutorial How to install wordpress on ubuntu manually But when I am trying to give ownership of the directory to ...
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Allow one process access to /dev/uninput without completely compromising security

Steam In-Home-Streaming was turned back on the other day. This allows you to play games being rendered on one computer on another computer (commonly playing games on a TV/Media Centre that are being ...
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I cannot create a new VPN connection 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and it seems like I cannot actually create a VPN connectionor manage the network devices. When I am accessing the network connection using the network icon at the gnome ...
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Run pkill without sudo permission

I want to run pkill like below. sudo pkill -u 11002 I cannot give sudo password multiple times, so I want to run pkill without sudo user. For this i copied pkill to home as named bkill, and then i ...
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No permission to my Google Drive foldrer

After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “folder”

Before I start explaining my problem ; I didn't have a problem and just open askubutnu and start writing my question , i have looked it up on multiple sites and none of the threads fit my situation. ...
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Firefox can't save download files on ntfs partition

Ntfs partition is configured by NTFS configuration tool. Other browser like chrome have no problem Showing: "The file could not be saved because you do not have the proper permissions. Choose ...
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Can I lock a folder so NOBODY can delete it? [duplicate]

I would like to create a folder in my OPT directory on Ubuntu 14.04. However, it must have the following requirements: Can not be deleted by ANYONE, even root. ReadOnly access to ALL users (except ...
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Does ubuntu treat downloaded files specially?

There is a script which just adds extra lines to my /etc/hosts file to enable local development. Since it's pretty useful, I decided to keep it in a gist. When one of my friends downloaded the shell-...
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unable to change file permissions on external hard drive, 14.04

Ever since I changed over to 12.04 (Jul 2014) and then 14.04 (Aug) I have been unable to change the permissions of files on an external hard drive. Even though I am the owner and have rwx permission ...
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Lost premisssions after editing sudoers file [duplicate]

Please, can someone help me. The problem: I would like to give permissions to reboot for users not from admin group. On the Internet I found the advice to change the "sudoers" file with command "...
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Log in loops again for a particular user [duplicate]

I was logging into my ubuntu machine till last night. Today I had an error unknown group ID error for the group I was in and also the UID. But I had no errors till the last night. I lost my sudo ...
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Allow www-data to create directories

How would I, with security in mind, allow www-data to create directories within /var/www/html/assets/img and its sub-directories? I have a PHP script that automatically creates directories with 777 ...
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PHP script unable to create directory with 777 permissions

I have a script that automatically creates a directory if it doesn't exist and sets permissions to 777. The problem is, it's only setting permissions to 755: if (!file_exists($this->get_upload_dir(...
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make services request permission to open ports?

Is there a way to make services request permission to open ports? Basically to start up with all ports closed, as root so services will have to request permission to open them?, and you can decide to ...
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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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Understanding chmod Symbolic Notation and use of Octal

Many new users make mistakes (or have misunderstanding) while applying chmod on files or directories, because of a lack of informative knowledge of: Symbolic notation for ugo and rwx Use of octal ...
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softether VPN access list not working

I installed softether as VPN server on UBUNTU 12.4. nOW I add anonymous user for special range of ips. as you see blow i created a user named 'all' : and i created an access list to deny access ...
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403 Forbidden when changing Apache2 document root [closed]

I'm running Mint 17, and I changed my /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf file to the following: <VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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Want to setup acl but my /etc/fstab does not look like the docs

I am trying to install an ACL on an ubuntu 14 box. My /etc/fstab file does not look exactly like the docs and I would like some advice on how to proceed. here is my config. $ cat /etc/fstab # /etc/...
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Give file permissions back to root

I accidentally typed out this command, not knowing exactly what it did: sudo chown -R user:user / Now when I type ls -la /, it shows that user has permission to all directories (before it showed ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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convert.im6: Unable to open image `xxx': Permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2638

I just tried converting several different images into a PDF file using the 'convert' command in a terminal, but when I did so, it returned: convert.im6: Unable to open image 'xxx.pdf': Permission ...
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Hide from other users the folders they do not have read and execute permissions

For the sake of this question, assume there is User1 and User2, besides the root user of course. I want to share (rx) with User2 an specific folder within User1 home (say, /home/User1/Music/Aerosmith/...
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Permission issues with tomcat

I installed Tomcat 7 following the Ubuntu guide. The server is working and gives me the "It works!" page on http://localhost:8080/. Now I want to setup my own webapp using Netbeans. I generated a new ...
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Home files and folders permissions could not be determined

I was trying to create a default configuration file for activemq with the command sudo ./activemq setup [ /etc/default/activemq | /home/leo/.activemqrc ]` Then recieved this message: INFO: It's ...
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Auto mount USB drive with permissions for all users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 based Media Center and I store the media files on a USB HDD. I add files to drive directly on a Mac so I have it formatted as FAT32. The problem is that after reconnecting the ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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TOR Error permission issue

I've tried reinstalling, updating, and removing and then reinstalling. Nothing seems to work. See screenshot below: the output of gedit /home/skynet/.tor-browser-en/LOG (The installation log) is: ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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Remote rsnapshot failing with “Permission denied” error

I'm trying to set up remote backups with rsnapshot from my home server. I want my server to connect into my laptop and take backups over SSH.Everything is set up correctly and I can connect from my ...
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Error creating folder: Permission denied

I am using VM Player for Ubuntu, then using WinSCP I need to copy the installer of a CMS to /var/www/html but it always says - Error creating folder Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message ...
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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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Unable to write to /var/log/btmp

I recently had a bunch of entries in my btmp log [because of a boneheaded move on my part] I resolved the issue, but now I would like to clear that log, I copied it somewhere else for reference and ...
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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Sudo doesn't work: “/etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0”

When type sudo command by Terminal then show error, How to fix this sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting sudo: unable to initialize ...
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Make Home folder accesible to different installations

I just installed 14,04 next to 12,02 and I want to copy my home folder from my previous installation to my new one. I get permission errors (cannot read files). How to change that? Thanks.
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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...