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

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Why can't I execute any .sh scripts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run .sh files in Terminal? When I try to run a .sh script in Terminal it says I have no permissions to do that. And when I try to run an executable nothing ...
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How do I set read/write permissions my hard drives?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, but I can't do anything with my 1.5TB external drive, and my 500GB because I don't have write permission. Are there any specific commands I can use ...
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Executing adb from php

I am trying to run adb from PHP using: exec( 'adb devices', $output, $return_val ); but I get 126 error. I think the problem is that php is running as 'www-data' user and does not have permissions ...
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Home folder has limit on size, how to remove it?

How to understand that picture? home 6.4% and user folder 100%
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How do I set the permissions for newly created files?

I have setup apache and php and i work in /var/www so i've changed the permission of this folder owning it from my user and giving all others users read-only access. But when i create new files using ...
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Is it possible for a directory to change permissions of the files that are added to it?

I have a directory and I want all files that are put in it to have the permissions of **5. In other words I want the permissions of the owner and group to stay the same but the permission to be read ...
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What's an upper 'T' at the end of unix permissions?

What's that 'T' in the permissions mean, and how does it work? Is it related to this 'sticky bit' thing I've heard about but never quite understood?
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Changing ownership of home folders

Okay, so I have a bit of a self-created problem. We were running out of space for SVN, so I moved our home folders to a new (much bigger) partition. This seemed to work fine at first, and SVN itself ...
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Error setting permissions : read only file system on local drives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 recently, alongside Windows XP. I can't change the file access permissions for ...
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Samba share read only for guests, read write for authenticated users

Is it possible to have a samba share read only for guests, and read write for authenticated users? If I put guest ok on an share then I am not prompted for a password, and effectively logged as ...
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How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk?

I have dual booted with XP and Ubuntu 11.04. Later I formatted Ubuntu partition with 11.10 now I have three drives one for XP other for UBUNTU and other for data when I log in into UBUNTU I am unable ...
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Unable to mark file as executable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? Using ubuntu 11.10 64bit. Unable to mark files as executable if the files are in windows partition. But, ...
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Any way of maintaining permissions when using NTFS mounted drive in Ubuntu?

In my web development work, I use Ubuntu almost exclusively. But there are occasions where I need to boot up Windows -- to check a layout in IE, to reslice a comp in Photoshop -- and I want to be able ...
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NTFS exec mount rights [closed]

I have a problem: To let binaries run right from my NTFS flashdrive, I have to umount it and then manually mount (namely, $ mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /media/Flash works well). I don't want to hardcode ...
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Permissions issue uploading to server via FTP client despite user having all permissions

I set up a new Ubuntu server with one user to whom I granted full permissions by adding jsmith ALL=(ALL) ALLto the /etc/sudoersfile. The idea being that I would be able to never log in as root and ...
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Lost all permissions to my NTFS partition

I have lost "Write" permission for myself, and all other permissions for 'Others' and 'Group' on my important NTFS Partition(Contains all my Data). Any amount of Chmod(ing) or using the GUI to set it ...
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How to change files permissions from a different hard drive?

I installed yesterday ubuntu 11.10 on my 80GB hard drive and i can't change files permissions on my second hard drive. How to fix this? ps: i have dual-boot with win7 mount: /dev/sda5 on / type ...
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How can I change the permissions of a mounted window share?

I have a Windows partition which I can easily access using Nautilus. It automatically gets mounted at /media deel@ubuntu:/media$ ls -l total 16 drwx------ 1 deel deel 16384 2011-11-16 10:33 New ...
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My computer set my external hard disk as read-only after I upgraded it to 11.10

I have an HP Compaq 6910p that I upgrade into 11.10 a month ago. It works nicely with only one disability so far. I can't change anything in my external hard disk. It is connected through a USB 3.0. ...
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How do I change my user permissions to edit /etc/apt/sources.list?

I need to alter sources.list I am able to make the changes but it will not save, keeps saying I don't have the permissions to do that.
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How can I change a set of files Permsissions from Root to user

I copied A set of BlueJ files from /usr/share/doc/BlueJ to a ~/BlueJ directory however the files in folders are set to root permission and read only I need to be able to read/write them. So in BlueJ ...
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GUI for setfacl or other NTFS equivalents?

I would like to setup a small office network based on ubuntu machines to replace the current based on windows. One of the requirements is to setup a samba share for file sharing. The problem is that ...
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Accessing files in a directory without x-permission?

I am having a bit of trouble understanding what the execute permission means for directories. Do I understand it correctly that anything in a directory for which a user does not have x-rights is ...
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Unable to do administrative tasks/install packages

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi, but it doesn't seem that I have proper priveleges or something to install software or do other administrative tasks. If anyone has any suggestions, tips, ...
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How do I get root access to hard drive from livecd?

ubuntu 11.10 has faffed up on me, It wont let me get passed the login-screen ( i have been searching around online the last two days and none of the proposed solutions worked) as at this point I dont ...
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How do I allow a user access to one specific directory and its contents?

I am using Ubuntu Server 11.04, how can I make it so a user can only access /var/www/site1?
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Can see samba shares but not access them

For the life of me I cannot figure this one out. I have samba installed and set up on the ubuntu box and on the Win7 box I CAN SEE all the shares I created. I created two users on ubuntu that map ...
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How to make a directory with permanent permissions different from default

I have system-wide default permissions set with umask 027. I am in the need to make a directory whose sub-directories would need 775 permission and whose files would need 664 permissions and make ...
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Why can any user read the content in my home directory? [closed]

Why is it that the default setting makes it possible for user A to look in the home of user B and vice versa? And furthermore... That user can not only look into the home of another user, he can also ...
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Can't save the config file turtlebot_node.py because I don't own the file

I have installed turtlebot on my robot and also on the desktop. I am using the software on a 4XXX roomba. The baud rate is the same as the turtlebot. But, the port is not the same. I have tried and ...
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May not use chown to change group of a file I own

[Already solved by OP: See answer.] I had some code running on an old version of Ubuntu (Karmic Koala). Machine was rebuilt to Ubuntu 11.10, and now my code falls over. It is doing the equivalent of ...
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I need to grant permission to my export directory to write to webserver, but I don't know what that is

I am installing a rather complicated program that writes to a directory and this directory needs to be able to write to my webserver. My instructions say this: Grant php/export directory ...
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how to add permission to an ftp account

I add a new subdomain with plesk , and with command line I've copied a directory from the root to the directory of the subdomain , when I connect with an ftp account I don't have the right permission ...
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Set default owner/user

I'm a web developer, and so have set-up an old machine in the office as an Ubuntu Server, for the purposes of testing websites. I've set-up LAMP and have created a /var/www folder, from which all my ...
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I don't have permission for anything! please help

Running Ubuntu 11.10 in gnome classic, I just changed it to make gnome classic the auto login choice and now I cannot delete files, save files, or anything. I tried using the command: sudo chown -R ...
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Find out what account an application runs as

Im in the middle of trying to set up a tomcat environment on my development machine. Im having trouble running applications, and it looks like its down to file permissions. The directory containing ...
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How to get apt to make files in /var/cache/apt/archives always world-readable?

I want the files in /var/cache/apt/archives to always have read permissions for everyone. That is, whenever apt downloads a new file into this directory, it should make it world-readable. This is not ...
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How to make /var/www/html same as my /var/tmp directory?

I am using one software, who can save files to /var/tmp but not in /var/www/*.*. I did applied chmod -R 777 /var/www. But still it can write to /var/tmp but not /var/www How can I resolve this? (I ...
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Change folder permission

What permission should i apply to a folder so that everyone can see the hierarchy and all the files inside but they should not be able to read and write them. The folder can have multiple other ...
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“Permission denied” when starting binary despite “rwx” priviledge

I am trying to run the statistics software Stata 11 on Ubuntu 11.10. as a regular user and I get the following error message: bash: xstata: Permission denied The user priviledges seem ok to me as a ...
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How can I change permissions on external drives?

I wanted to change permissions on my external drives that are automounted however I have tried by sudo nautilus and then going to gui and permissions and changing it however it does not let me. I ran ...
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Cannot execute files on mounted file systems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? Trying to make file executable on USB, but the permission doesn't “stick” I have a fat32 file ...
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Messed up file permissions

Not being an expert in Linux/Ubuntu, I had to install from scratch today and messed up w/file permissions. The thing is that, when backing everything up before reinstalling, a couple of important ...
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403 Forbidden problem with Apache

Strange, I have change folder users/groups to www-data (sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /datos/www) and also have changed permission to 755 (sudo chmod -R 755 /datos/www), but still getting 403 ...
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No user name/password required when exploring from live USB?

A few months back when I buggered up my netbook and then booted into it to get information from it using a live USB. (Thinking that was 10.10) When I was copy/pasting this to another USB at no time ...
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What are the default file permissions for the home folder?

I have somehow inadvertently altered the file permissions of my home directory. I wish to change them back to the default permissions. However, I can´t seem to find out what the default is. ...
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How to remount a drive as rewritable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I accidentally made my file system read only. How can I change it back? Whenever I mount some of my partitions from the computer menu, they are mounted as read only and ...
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Reading OSX disk from Ubuntu: Permission Denied

I have an OSX and Ubuntu dual-boot system. In Ubuntu, I would like to be able to mount and read the OSX partition. It is currently mounted in /media (this seems to have been done automatically). ...
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How do I run wireshark, with root-privileges?

A standard installation of Wireshark doesn't give the program permission to access the network interface. I suppose I have to run the program with sudo, but do not know how to add it to the icon - ...
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Run apt-get without sudo

This might be a very naive question, but I wanted to know how I could give multiple users access to a single computer without making them root users. How would I give them limitted sudo access such ...