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

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Apache AH00035 error: is it possible to place site directory on a mounted media without losing security?

I tried to put site files on an encrypted disk that's mounted to /media and got (13)Permission denied: AH00035: access to / denied (filesystem path '/media/username/partition') because search ...
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Can't Get UMASK To Work [closed]

So, I am ssh'd into my Ubuntu 12.04 server. It is running Apache. I am trying to make it so that when a user logs into their account, and creates either a file or a folder, the public has the ability ...
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How to let a user execute a script owned by root? Setuid doesn't seem to work anymore

I have some bash scripts that I use with the user 'root' to manage iptable rules. The problem is that I want these things at the same time: The script must be owned by root Permissions must be 700 ...
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Set permissions just for a subfolder

I have a folder under the /etc directory. This folder and files contained in it has to be accessed by every user beloning to myGroup group. I correctly set permissions: every file in this directory ...
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Making a specific root folder accessible to user

I am using virtual box with ubuntu as the guest, which has a feature to share a folder between the host and guest, which is located for the guest in the media folder under root. It is quite ...
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Notify-send won't show notification unless run with sudo

I have just tried to use notify-send on my 13.10 machine and can't get it to work without using sudo with it. I don't know what details can I provide with this issue. My notify-osd version : $ ...
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How to add my user account to admin group (13.10 desktop) [duplicate]

I was trying to extract a web template into the hosting folder /docroot on the web service, which is working, however I do not have permission to complete the action. I cannot stand being locked out ...
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How setup samba share only readable by a certain domain group?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 connected to an active directory by Likewise open. I want to be able to share my files with others in the same domain group. I've followed this guide and also ...
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Can't change permissions on extracted files Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to install a program from the *.x86_64 file but it seems I don't have the right permissions to do it. Even if I right-click and go in the "Permission" tab, when I try to change anything ...
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Sharing Ubuntu disk to Windows over the network

I have got a HP Prolient mini sever in which I have added 2 additional 2TB Drives setup as a RAID 1 to give redundancy with the view to using it as a central repository for storing photos etc. I could ...
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Vuze won't let me delete anything, it says permission denied

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In the Vuze downloads properties, it says Owner: root. I don't know how to change that. This has only happened in Ubuntu, not Windows.
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Ownership of second internal hard drive

I can open nautilus file manager as root and tried various tutorials on this site but still having the same problem every time. I'm able to right click then select properties as root on my second ...
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Why do octal permissions start with 40?

I just installed nemo and I am displaying the octal permission field. The permissions are things like 40755 and 100755. I am familiar with the last three digits (755) and I assume those are rwx ...
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Solving /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) with “are you root?” error [duplicate]

Error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? So, I've seen this error crop up ...
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Assining permission to www folder

Very new to Linux (Ubuntu). So getting lost each moment where this time I just installed Apache and trying to create file in www folder. But it is giving permission error. Now I don't even know how ...
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What are the risks of running Nautilus as root?

Whenever I try to access files outside my home directory I get a permission error. People keep recommending running Nautilus as root by running the following commands in a terminal: sudo -i nautilus ...
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root folder access via gui

I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file ...
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How to log in as guest user via terminal?

I need to login as a guest user via a terminal for experimental purposes for checking the working of one of scripts. I know I can log in as a different user using su username or su - username. ...
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Login as another user via terminal without root permissions

I work at a small company and use Putty on a windows machine to tunnel into our file server as "root." It is a very simple file server running Samba with about 30 users. Each user has distinct ...
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Hard drive (hfsplus) will not allow me to chown or chmod

I tried chmod and chown, neither worked and I got a message like this, repeated for every file in the drive. chmod: changing permissions of ‘folder/filename.id’: Read-only file system failed to ...
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Ubuntu, messed up default group ownership

I've setup btsync on my pc and in order for it to access the folder I wanted to sync I had to set it's owner and group to btsync. I did so by running sudo chown -R btsync:btsync ~/sync. Or at least, I ...
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How to Create Text Files with user execution bit set automatically [duplicate]

The closest I got was umask to change the default permissions set for files/folders. However, umask doesn't seem to allow enabling the x bit for files: The base permissions for directories are 0777 ...
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Can't access apache error logs

My Ubuntu vitual server wen't offline. I rebooted it and now want to debug what happened. I can browse to /etc/log but if I try cd apache2 it says Permission denied. I'm sure my user account has ...
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permission to write in root/usr/share/kde4/apps [duplicate]

i am trying to just do basic theming.. there isnt an install button for "Desktop Theme" so i am trying to copy the files to root/usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme but get access denied message every ...
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Create a sort of snapchat

Maybe what I'm trying to do is not really legal but it's for my boyfriend, I just would like to send him pictures in the snapchat way. It means that I would impose a picture on his screen for a while ...
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All created files on a NTFS partition with User Mapping defaults to root owner

I've just migrated to Ubuntu from another distribution, and where previously my NTFS partitions worked with the addition of a User Mapping file, now all the newly created files will have the owner set ...
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What GID number assigning policy does have Ubuntu so I can asign my organization GID without conflict?

In order to assign fixed GID for departments in my organization, I would like to be sure not to choose an GID that would be selected in the future for another reason (like a new system group for a new ...
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What permissions would change if I change umask to 027 from 022?

I have just started using Lynis(lynis is a software, please don't think I have misspelled linux).After running it, I was suggested to set umask in /etc/login.defs and /etc/init.d/rc to 027 than the ...
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How to give access permission to specific folder by specific user in ubuntu.[Terminal]

I am having below directory structure. /DR/Sub/X1/... /X2/... /X3/... ....... I want to give acces permissions to user but in below manner, when ever i create new directory ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server - Default directory permissions

I am new to linux and I installed linux for web server purpose with apache2. I have created a new directory /var/www/mysite. My main problem is that each new file I create has read only permissions ...
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Getting “You do not have permission to copy this file” while importing files from Android

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Windows 7 and I've downloaded all the restricted extras. But, still when I try to copy .mkv files from my android phone to my hard drive, I'm ...
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How to make ubuntu-13.10-server installation writable?

I have downloaded and dd'd a thumb drive with the ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso file (sudo dd if=ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso of=/dev/rdisk3). Unfortunately, after the installation the thumb drive is ...
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Read/Write permission issues on Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install)

I'm a new Ubuntu user. After the installation I cannot copy or paste in any drive outside my Home folder. What I have to do to get permission?
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Permission of a .desktop file

Need some clarification about the permissions of .desktop files. I can see all the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/ owned by root have permission, -rw-r--r-- also examples.desktop at ...
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How do I set permissions on a network-shared folder?

I used system-config-samba to expose a folder on the network with no user authentication. But I got permission failures, so I used chmod 666 shared_folder. When I go to \\computername from a ...
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./setup.sh Permission denied

What is the problem in that? I work in xubuntu x86_x64 I get the following error while trying to execute install_bin : mohamed@mohamed:~/Desktop/installer_v3.0$ ls batch_installer install_bin ...
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How to Restrict two users of ubuntu to see other's data

I have installed ubuntu with two folders i.e. / and /home with swap area. I have made two users in /home. But User1 can check the data of User2 and hence vice-versa. I wish to restrict one user to see ...
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xrdp mount cd manually

I am running ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit I work through remote connection using xrdp. The problem is when I connect remotely I cannot access CD/DVD drive but I can see the icon in nautilus. When I ...
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wordpress upload permission on nginx & ubuntu [closed]

I have a problem with permission on nginx/ubuntu VPS. keep getting the error: “asr.jpg” has failed to upload due to an error Unable to create directory uploads/2014/02. Is its parent directory ...
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Permission denied to create files in particular directory under home directory

I copied a folder recursively from the /www/ directory to one of my directories under my home directory. Now, every time I want to create a file or a folder in this copied directory, it says ...
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Changing permissions for folders and files in /var/www/?

I am quite new to ubuntu and I have been trying to install BuilderEngine, a content management system, to my ubuntu server 12.04 lts. I have figured some things out but I am struggling with permission ...
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Problems with the /var/www folder

I am new to Ubuntu, I've installed 12.04. I used to use wamp server on Windows, and after changing OS I moved some files from www folder to /var/www on Ubuntu. But when I try to view that folder in a ...
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Symbolic link permission denied, shared folder over cifs

I have synology rack , and im using one folder from my ubuntu 12.04. but I wont be able to create a symbolic link on mounted folder, getting permission denied error, below is my fstab entry ...
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automatically set permissions for new file

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS and have a problem with newly downloaded files from torrents. I have tried both qBittorrent and Deluge and the result is the same. The folders created are 775 and the ...
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How to restrict changes to file permissions?

The situation: Back to this question: Setting up shared development machine I proposed a method to create directories inside the webroot for each user in a shared environment. I think it's perfect ...
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How can I as a root user manage folder owned by other users using ubuntu desktop?

I need to copy files/folder to a folder but that is owned by another user, infact a installed application by me. So how do I get the rights to copy files/folder to that folder ? I want to do it via ...
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All directories are 0755, did I do something wrong?

I'm new to *nix and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've just noticed that all my directories have permissions set to 0755. That seems unsafe to me. Why do I need to grant execute perms for the world on my /usr ...
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Installed Tomcat 7 but cannot run apps

Installed Tomcat7 via repository via Synaptic package manager & pasted my app(Beerv1) folder to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/ & also to /usr/share/tomcat7-root/ Still gets HTTP Status 404 ...
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permission denied in running script

I am running a script but there is an unusual warning: This is what happened in my console #whoami root #ls -l test.sh -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1894 Feb 2 01:58 test.sh* #./test.sh -bash: ./test.sh: ...
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Setting up shared development machine

I have a server machine that contains 10 users. OS: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit These users are developers (mainly web developers: HTML+JS+PHP+MYSQL) I allowed them to remote login through XRDP and ...