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

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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 ...
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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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how do I change permissions?

On my new install of Ubuntu 12.10, I keep having to enter passwords for EVERYTHING! I am the only user on this computer, and I am tired of having to enter all these passwords, can anyone help?
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Why am I unable to edit a file on a windows share (cifs)?

I am mounting a Windows network drive to my Ubuntu machine and I am getting write permission errors when trying to edit a file. sudo mount -t cifs gives me //MEDIASERVER/A on ...
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How to give my user permission to add/edit files on local apache server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Apache run as current user I'm setting up my local test server again, and I seem to have forgotten how to successfully set up the LAMP server. I have ...
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Accidentally changed permissions of /opt, how to undo?

I have accidently unlocked a system file with the command: sudo chmod 777 /opt Does anyone know how to undo this action or to lock it again?
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Unable to access second hdd. ubuntu 12.04

This is the error i get when trying to write to my second hard drive. Error opening file '/media/hdd2/01 Queen - Keep Yourself Alive.mp3': Permission denied The hdd is mounting on start up. but i ...
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sudo su command not working

Previous happenings here: Ubuntu is booting into terminal instead of GUI Interface For some reason when I boot my computer up, instead of automatically entering into my normal interface, I have to ...
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Automount ext4 partition with user permission/ownership (fstab?) [duplicate]

I just installed Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" on my Acer Aspire One D257, creating the partitions: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 15G 2.1G 12G 15% / ...
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How do I gain access to these programs?

sharon@sharon:~$ cd /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus sharon@sharon:/opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus$ ./rtvscand -k shutdown no permission to access rtvscand ...
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Assign Group rights to folder

Hello I am new with ubuntu and I have a question. I created a user ABC. I created a group XYZ. I added user ABC to group XYZ . I have a folder mounted mydrive. I mounted it under as I have attached ...
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What kind of FileSystem do you recommend for USB Flash Drive?

This is a problem I'm having when using Ubuntu: I have two computers that have Ubuntu installed on them (comp1 and comp2). I create a document with Ubuntu on comp1 and then copy the file onto a FAT ...
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Installing Xerox Phaser 3300 from CD - Do not have permissions

I am looking to configure my scanner, Xerox Phaser 3300MFP for use on Ubuntu 12.10. I am already able to print, but would like to use scanning to computer capability. I tried installing the software ...
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Running “update-grub” doesn't update GRUB!

When I run either sudo update-grub or sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it proceeds as normal, but when I check /boot/grub/grub.cfg, the file is the same as before even though I have ...
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USB Device first mounted as root, then by user

When I connect my Kindle, it shows up as an usb0 media, which I can read but not write (owner = root). However, if I do sudo umount /media/usb0, usb0 gets unmounted and a Kindle media gets mounted ...
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Evince won't save files, says “Permission denied”

If I go into evince's save dialog, go to /home/username/Documents, in my home directory, and try to create a new directory (e.g. foo), the operation fails. Evince says: Could not create directory ...
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USB devices and Flash disks mount as root instead of the user

After reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 I am facing a strange problem. Anytime I plug in a flash key, Kindle etc., I can see it, but can't write. Owner of the device on say /media/usb0 is root. When I try to ...
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Sublime Text 2 Permission Denied

I use a Papyrus package with Sublime Text 2, but when I try to compile a file by pressing ctrl+B or F7 I get a permission error; [Errno 13] Permission denied [cmd: [u'/home/sde/.wine/drive_c/Program ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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How to get permissions for all users for new drive added to the system - 12.10

I've added a new disk with a single ext4 partition and I want to use this as a shared multimedia drive /dev/sdd1 for all users and occasional samba users. It seems to work ok while I am logged in as ...
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Files copied to folder in var/www disappears on restart

I have a LAMP server setup. I have the source folder in my desktop which I can edit without 'sudo'ing. Then, I sync the files to var/www using sudo rsync. I gave the folders in var/www necessary ...
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Saving has been disabled by system administrator [duplicate]

I have coded my own HTML website recently, and today I wanted to add a Google calendar object to it. Today I got an error when trying to save the Google calendar code. I am the admin on my Ubuntu PC, ...
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Why is my WordPress installation unable to create a directory?

I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and I want to test WordPress on my local PC installation. I've only installed LAMP and the latest version of WordPress for now. Further actions were creating a ...
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Samba sharing from ubuntu to win7

I have installed and configured a SAMBA server. So far it works well until I try to log in. When the password box pops up from a win7 machine, I enter the details but it says "wrong details". The ...
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local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions

I have a local wordpress installation and got everything working, until I tried to install a new plugin. Trying to activate the plugin, wordpress asked me for FTP connection information, which I ...
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public_html permissions for local development

I know this question has popped up a couple times, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer to my issue, so please bear with me. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04 setup in VirtualBox for PHP development ...
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Are my permissions correct for sharing files with Windows?

I have Kubuntu 12.04.01 installed on partition /dev/sdb2 of my dual boot Computer. /sda1 carries Windows XP, XP Program files and some data files. /sda2 and /sdb1 carry more data, music and pictures, ...
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Permissions, don't even know how to resolve without reinstalling Ubuntu

Alright so what I've done, I installed Ubuntu, moved some files while in windows, this caused ubuntu to stop working. I reinstalled it the other day and now that I've set it all up how I wanted it ...
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Help recovering broken OS (permissions issue)

(At the bottom there is an important update.) I was doing experiments in order to backup a remote account to my local system, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm not confident with duplicity and probably, due to ...
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How to access a XFS partition on external USB drives?

How do I obtain access rights in XFS? My external HD connected to a Samsung SmartTV keeps on breaking down. I want to add avi and mk4 files to the hard-drive but I have no access via Ubuntu. How ...
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Give permissions for packages downloaded from the internet and lock them in Ubuntu 12.04 sidebar

I downloaded NetBeans IDE and Eclipse IDE from the internet and installed then. Well, the Eclipse IDE works fine, but when I execute NetBeans IDE directly from the shortcut, without sudo permission, ...
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FTP Changes file permisions

I am trying to make changes to my website over ftp but when I save any files it changes the permissions and owner to my username. I can edit files in the same folder trough samba without changing the ...
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Cannot change permission for /var/www/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: problems with sudo permissions - /var/lib/sudo owned by uid I recently installed Ubuntu Server and put the GUI on so I can get the hang of Linux. However, I can't seem ...
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How do I change the @INC variable to use BioPerl?

I have successfully installed BioPerl. When I try to use the objects I get an error cannot locate Bio.seq.pm in @INC ..... The "build" programs put everything in the "download" directory. I ...
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When running `ll`, what does `root root` mean in an entry?

I'm curious what the meaning is for the two root entries on terminal when you enter the ll command. I know one is the user but not sure which one. What do both mean and in which order? For example, ...
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My password is in a configuration file. How do I prevent read access to other users on the system?

I am trying to use ssmtp as my command line mail application as proposed in this answer. One of the steps is to put my mail account password in a file /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf. Since the file has read ...
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Error trying to install my webcam

I downloaded the "gspca" video for linux (v4l1) driver but when I tried to compile it, the terminal showed the following error: $ cd gspcav1-20071224/ $ ~/gspcav1-20071224 $ ./gspca_build bash: ...
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How to change folder permissions to read, write and execute

I installed XAMPP, but I'm not able to create or save files in htdocs folder. This is what I get to see when I try to save a file. The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to ...
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Application deployed in Tomcat can't create files on /usr/share/tomcat7/

I have a Tomcat server which is working fine with applications like Jenkins. I'm trying to load my application which tried to create a H2 database on ~/Xinco/data which translates to ...
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Setting permission for NTFS partition [duplicate]

I have a NTFS partition on my PC. It shares data between Linux and a Windows dual boot system. My /etc/fstab line for that is: #Mount Dati at boot= UUID=01CD9E64E80BD460 /mnt/Dati ntfs ...
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Permissions on mounted drive not able to be changed

So I have 4 2TB drives mounted as /media/Media1 , /media/Media2 , /media/Media3 , /media/Media4. /media I have changed permissions on to 775 root root 4096, but it will not let me change it on any of ...
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Creating folder in new HDD

I just bought a brand new 2TB harddrive mainly for storage. I formatted it as ext2. However, I cannot create a folder inside the harddrive, nor can I move files to the harddrive
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ubuntu server file permissions auto-change

Hello im having a problem with a project of mine, i have ubuntu server 12.04.1 lts, the problem i'm having is that i everytime i upload a file through ftp i need to modify file permissions otherwise ...
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Permission denied when downloading with transmission deamon

I installed xubuntu and transmission daemon, set the download path to my home/user/TV shows, and get a permission denied when trying to download torrents through transmission. I tried chmod -r 777 on ...
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Permission denied for some files, even with sudo and chmod 777

I've had multiple times that I wasn't allowed to edit a file. Even when I chmoded to 777 and opend the file with sudo. E.g. the file /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch in this tutorial. First, ...
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Locked out of drive on Ubuntu Server

I was trying to delete some torrents that I had downloaded with transmission-daemon and was unable to from my samba share on windows due to transmission's default file creation permissions. I ...
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errno 5 install [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu on my desktop. I used a usb that I had used successfully to my laptop, but it doesn't work for desktop. (12.04 32bit) When I am trying to boot from usb it says that no ...
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an error in .profile file prevents the system from booting?

I tryied to set the JAVA_HOME environmet variable in the ~/.profile file and I made a mistake JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_37" PATH=$JAVA_HOME:PATH the error is in the PATH referencing. ...
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How can I get access to an external USB hard drive mounted in KDE other user?

Before kubuntu 12.10 I had Gentoo and in KDE's plugged devices widget I mounted devices and they were accessible by other users in other KDE sessions. In kubuntu, however, my external hard disk is ...