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

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How to change the permission of my internal cd/dvd drive?

I decided to build my own gui (ubuntu server, openbox and stuff). I am having a permissions problem with my cd drive. When I try to mount it with user privileges it tells me that I'm not allowed. I ...
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How to make sure other users can't see my files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can other users see the files in my home folder? I don't want the others users of my computer to be able to open my home folder. I'm the administrator, how can I do ...
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VSFTPD proper permission for root user

I did set up VSFTPD on my server and can successfully login using a user that has root permission on the server. However, I cannot create any directories outside of the user's home directory. Any idea ...
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Cannot read NTFS partition while in Ubuntu [closed]

(Translation) Hello everyone I am a new user Ubuntu 11.10. I'm experiencing an oddity: a couple of days or so I can not see any data contained on a disk (ntfs file system). The files actually exist, ...
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Doubt about file access rights between user/groups

I am the single user on this Linux machine. I tried the following procedure to protect files, but it does not work as I expected. Could someone explain why? $ touch file $ sudo chown root:root file $ ...
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Unable To Write To Samba Home Directories

So I have samba setup and running on my Ubuntu box. I've successfully logged in on my WinXP machine, and was able to browse my home directories but an unable to create files, folders, etc. No write ...
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Perl Script Permissions

I'm having a few problems with running a Perl script. Every time I try to run it (its from a runescape launcher client), it give me the following message in terminal: Permission Denied How can i fix ...
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permission denied in sites-available

I am new to ubuntu.I install LAMP pakage acording to this page. I want to create new website such as say in this article. but when I create my site in "sites-avalible" and whant to chanege it and ...
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Can't remove ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

I saw this post: Prevent gnome-shell's dash from listing Recent Items and I'm not able to remove the recently.used.xbel file. Do I need to be root to do this? -rw------- 1 ryan ryan 39157 ...
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How should been set permissions for / , /home etc. freshly after instalation of ubuntu?

i had a problem to boot Ubuntu 11.10 after instalation caused by lack of permissions on freshly set partitions (partitions made by disk utility on live CD). I gave all permissions to all files to any ...
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Deb Installation And Man In The Middle Attack

Is the deb installation process protected against Man In The Middle Attacks that would alter the install script? It seems if not, then it would be possible for a Man In The Middle Attack to place ...
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Mounting Second Hard Drive in Ubuntu 11.10

I've been trying to mount a second hard drive into Ubuntu. I've been following this guide and a few others that are essentially the same. Everything's going fine until I try to add a file or folder to ...
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Samba network sharing NTFS drives and root permissions from local drives

I'm able to share my internal 2ndry NTFS drives (sdb1,2 and 3) on the network with Windows computers now but even though Samba read/write is enabled, Windows network computers can only open files ...
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Need owner permissions for root folder

Actually i'm trying to copy some business purpose files into root folder but it's not allowing to access the root folder. When i'm trying to change the permissions of the folder, its showing that you ...
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How can I use vbetool as a non-root (mmap /dev/zero: Operation not permitted Failed to initialise LRMI (Linux Real-Mode Interface).)

I would like to be able to turn off my screen upon a keypress. I need vbetool to do that (xset dpms force off just blanks it, does not turn it off). However, vbetool needs root priviledges. So I put ...
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What does Permission denied mean when I attempt to download Ubuntu as a Windows Vista program?

I am using a Dell Inspiron B130 with intel Pentium M and 32 bit Windows Vista. Is my equipment or system too old?
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How do I give permission to a basic user to access read, execute contents of only one partition but not delete or ad files

How do I give permission to a basic user to access read, execute contents of only one partition but not delete or ad files ... I have 3 partitions , and the one I want to give access is dev/sda4 . ...
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Cannot echo “hello” > x.txt even with sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: sudo & redirect output I'm trying to create a file in /var/www, but even with sudo this fails: user@debVirtual:/var/www$ sudo echo "hello" > f.txt -bash: f.txt: ...
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Installation of MongoDB via SoftwareCenter failed

I installed mongodb from the Ubuntu Software center, but when I want to run it from command line I get an error message like: mongod --help for help and startup options Sun Feb 12 10:51:14 ...
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upgrade of virtual machine upgraded main machine

I was running Ubuntu 10.11 , with several virtual machines on it (Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.04 etc) and decided to update the Ubuntu 11.04 virtual machine to 11.10. However, it decided (there ...
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Optimal owner / permission settings for a website directory running on apache

I am running Ubuntu on my vserver and I have set up quite a few settings concerning my topic. But I am not really sure if it is set up correctly. My current setup is the following: Apache2: export ...
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How can I write to /var/www? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to add files to “/var/www”? Ok, I am trying to set up LAMP. Do a test run to make sure everything is working. I have no idea what ...
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How do I move files from one user account to another on the same computer?

I went into file system/home and tried to move files from one user account to another. it refused to move anything because it said I do not have permission. I am the administrator and both accounts ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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Rights to give to Wordpress files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to add files to a website on a LAMP Server? I tried to set up a local Wordpress website, accessible only from the localhost. I cannot edit anything. ...
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Can a folder have 2 or more owners?

Can I set 2 or more owners for one folder? For example: 2 users can read/write, DC group users can read, others can't see How to I achieve the above configuration on that folder?
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Where should I save my web project files?

I just installed Ubuntu on my personal machine. I've never used Linux before. I installed Ruby, and Ruby on Rails. I'm about to start a new project. Where should I save it? I tried cd /var then mkdir ...
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Unable to Login (Ubuntu 11.10)

I'm having a weird issue. When I put my password using my account (ramiz) on the login screen of GUI, a blink of screen and it take me back to the login screen. I tried with Guest user and it is ...
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How to make Apache run as current user

I think for a development machine, its more convenient to run Apache as the current user to simplify permissions problem? How do I do that? I think its suexec but how do I configure it in ...
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I cant get samba to set proper permissions on created directories

I have a ubuntu server sharing some folders using samba. When a client creates a new folder or file, the permissions aren't set according to the settings in smb.conf. My current settings for a ...
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vsftp user created files cannot be read by apache2

I have a Ubuntu 11.10 server setup with rackspace. Pretty basic setup LAMP, vsftp. Create a new user for vsftp that can create files on the server perfectly fine. But the files seem to be ...
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Log viewer cant open syslog after messing up groups

I was doing some VirtualBox stuff today and I had so add my user to vbox group, well I did it wrong and I removed myself from sudoers. I used the recovery console and fixed it with this command: ...
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Can issetuid() be cleared for a child process? [closed]

I have a wrapper script A which is calling program B. A must be invoked as root so some initial setup can happen. After that, A calls setuid() and setgid() to reduce its own privileges, for safety and ...
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Messed up visudo - can't edit the file anymore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to modify a invalid /etc/sudoers file? It throws error and not allowing to edit again I really did some very stupid stuff. I did a sudo visudo and wanted to add ...
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Permisions set to unknown after chmod 777

I just noticed that after running chmod 777 * on a directory that has sub-directories in it does what you would expect. It sets the permissions of everything, including the sub-directories to 777. ...
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Can't copy files [closed]

When I right click on a file or folder the cut/copy options grey out. I tried using: $ gksu nautilus But when I tried to change the file permissions it just reverted back. Some times it says Error ...
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Is it possible to change owernship of a file without root access?

If a User A owns file.txt, can User A change the ownership of the file to User B without root access? When i run a chown B file.txt as user A, I get a Operation not permitted error. It seems to me ...
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Why won't it allow me to change the access for disk games [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run an executable from a CD when it doesn't have the executable bit set? I now have Ubuntu LTS and any time I try to install a game using a disk it says ...
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Why do I get a “LiveConnectPermissionNeeded access denied” error when using Java applets that record audio? [closed]

I'm using OpenJDK and the IcedTea Plugin for Firefox. Java Applets generally work, but those trying to record audio are crashing with this error message: Error on Java side: ...
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Default filesystem permissions and access rights in 12.04?

I have for many years on Unix and Linux systems as default set filsystem permissions and access rights to read and write for user (i.e. myself), and only read permissions for group and others. In the ...
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Changing file permission in Ubuntu Live mode

How do I change the file permission of a file to 700 ? I am using Ubuntu Live CD. I tried sudo chmod 777 abc It does not change the permission and still shows: -rw-r--r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 18 ...
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Samba changes file ownership! How do I get rid of that problem?

I am running a Samba Server (Version 3.5.6). The file sharing is OK until I realize that Samba changes file ownership when another user (not the original owner) edit the file and saves it. This is ...
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How can I run XBMC as another user?

It's a little bit complicated as other "how can I run" questions, firstly, because I use this script to run on second screen (TV) full size: 1 #! /bin/bash 2 # Launch XBMC in windowed mode, ...
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Permission denied on ~ even though owner listed as me

Somehow, I managed to chmod and chown my ~ into oblivion. When I attempt to login through the shell, I get bash: ~/.bashrc : Permission denied Even after (as root) I've run chown -hR nroach44 ...
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Users Restriction ( Limit On Executing Files )

I want to create a user in such a way that he/she cannot execute any file i don't want users to have " x " permissions of any file they create i m using Ubuntu 11.10 UPDATE i tryed chmod 700 ...
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Assigning permission to C++ program

I'm trying to run a program in C++ compiladom in Ubuntu, but is giving permission denied. I tried chmod 755 file but does not work. How do I solve this?
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Can't write to NTFS formatted drives

I'm not sure what has happened, but I've all of a sudden lost write access to any of my NTFS external drives. I installed a few games and apps from the software center, and now I can't make new ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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Have put me out of admin

Installed a new user and then tried to create one with the name root, because sudo nerves. Didnot work and i have learnt in the meantime, this is not possible. I am now unable to login into user ...
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Setting A System For Public Use

I am setting a system up for public use I want to set some rules on the usage of computer so that the users are restricted to some particular areas of the system and they don't play with sensitive ...