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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to transfer file permissions from one folder to another?

I did cp -r on a folder (copy), then removed the original. I have a backup with most of the files. How do I restore the permissions of the files & folders on the copy using the backup? It ...
1
vote
2answers
576 views

If I create or modify any file or directory with sudo then I can only manipulate it with sudo

The general issue is that if I create or modify any file or directory with sudo then it seems that I'm unable to create and modify this file or directory further as any other user than sudo. The rest ...
7
votes
4answers
7k views

Why can't I access super-user mode with su? [duplicate]

I just have managed to install Lubuntu 12.04. Now I want to do some things in the terminal like installing and configuring the Apache and a Lamp-system among other things. I come from Open SUSE world ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

Why can I only run Hamster Time Tracker as root?

I've installed Project Hamster from source with: git clone git://git.gnome.org/hamster-applet cd hamster-applet ./waf configure build --prefix=/usr sudo ./waf install Attempting to run it as myself ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

Using GUI without root privelege

Total noob here, just loaded Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time yesterday. Loaded Cinnamon desktop also, to try out both it and Unity. I downloaded an application SMathStudio.exe into my Home/Downloads ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Inheriting parent folder's permissions

Okay. I've installed Ubuntu on an old laptop, which I plan to stick in a drawer and never open again, for use as a file and media server, and all is going well except that I'm having some problems ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How to copy file from downloads to filesystem/bin?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have a problem using my datacard on it, so I got a program called Sakis 3G. This program is a file after downloading; it opens in gedit. I need to copy this file to ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I rename items in places I don't own, like / , and why shouldn't I?

I get a Permission denied message when trying to rename files and folders in places like /, /usr, and other people's home directories. I'm an administrator. How can I do this? Also, I've heard that ...
1
vote
2answers
235 views

Why the need for sudo when I have only one account on machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it bad to run as root? I am bit confused about the need for sudo when I have a single user account set up on my machine. At install time I tried to call the name ...
4
votes
4answers
435 views

How can I prevent a standard account to mount a specific partition?

I have a root account from which I do all of my tasks. I set up my partitions to mount at startup. I have also created an account for my younger brother. I do not want him to access specific ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Do I need user 1000, and can I replace it?

On my computer running Mythbuntu, I'm having a problem where some important processes are being run by a user called 1000. $ ps -aux | grep myth Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See ...
3
votes
0answers
85 views

How can I setup a shared directory so that files moved/copied into the directory inherit the directory's permissions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folders for all users There have been several questions regarding the creation of a shared directory accessible to all users of a group (notably this one); ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Permission denied moving files

Extreme noob here so please point me in the direction for beginners! I have managed to mount my Box.net account following these instructions. However when I copy files and paste them into a file ...
4
votes
6answers
5k views

Added new partition to system, “permission denied” when running programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition I reformatted a NTFS partition on my system with ext4 because I want to use it on my current Ubuntu installation, not ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why does everything keep changing back to root ownership (NTFS)?

I've tried EVERYTHING to get my files back into my name, but all I seem to do is add MORE files to Root ownership every time I try to fix things. It starts with getting my 2 ntfs partitions to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to mount external HDD with fat32 owner rights

When my external HDD mounts, it get mounted with root as owner. So I can only look read files. How do I get this to mount as me as owner? It's frustrating. Why is it really necessary to have root as ...
2
votes
1answer
716 views

How do I change the default permissions of home directories created with adduser?

How can I change the default chmod of new home directories (created with adduser)?
3
votes
2answers
550 views

What happens if a file/folder owner gets deleted?

What happens when I delete a group wich is owner of certain folders and files? Who become the owner then?
8
votes
2answers
24k views

How can I check the permissions of a specific group?

I've a group on my system and I don't know which permission it has. Where can I find all group permissions? I want to have an output like this: folders owned by group 'test' /home/test/Documents/ ...
2
votes
1answer
908 views

How to grant standard users access to disk partitions and flash storage?

I have a partition that I need standard users (not administrators)to have read/write access to. However, this partition does not even appear to them as it does to me as an administrator. How can I ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

How to access Files in Old Ubuntu installation , from New Ubuntu intallation . [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get back SUDO into working condition? After messing up with my permission settings in 12.04, I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu and now I have 3 Operating systems ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Cannot use sudo command, changed permission of /usr folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get back SUDO into working condition? Here's how I messed up my ubuntu, I wanted to change file permissions of /usr folder and I did that by taking root privilege ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to overcome “Permission denied” running C program even after “chmod +x”?

After compiling a C program on Ubuntu 10.10, after executing chmod +x ./a.out, I am still getting bash: ./a.out: Permission denied. How can I run my new executable?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

rsync problems and security concerns

Hi I am attempting to use rsync to copy files between two linux servers. both on 10.04.4 I have set up the ssh and a script running under a cron job. this is the message i get back from the cron ...
1
vote
1answer
473 views

Samba fileshare playing nice with windows users and accounts

I have been reading article after article and asking around in the chats for help on why this is not working :( Here is what I've done so far: I have installed samba following the server guide in ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Why can't I mkdir?

It seems to me that I have the proper permissions, so why can't I create directories in my $HOME directory? dotancohen@neptune:~$ whoami dotancohen dotancohen@neptune:~$ pwd /home/dotancohen ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

12.04 run from cd, cannot copy files from mounted disk

I am running 12.04 live from cd and trying to copy some important files from a mounted hard disk to an external disk. (My previous installation of 10.04 crashed and I want to install 12.04, and back ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

usb devices unacessible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing file permissions on USB external hard drive I have a funny thing happening with my USB devices. They are detected and show up as they should but I cannot write ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to determine file in “Error opening file for reading” error

Since Ubuntu 12.04, whenever I open aterm, I get the following error message: Error opening file for reading: Permission denied aterm still opens and runs correctly, but I get that error message. ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

NTFS file system has become read only after running Gparted

I installed Gparted and all my ntfs file systems have become read-only.I tried the solution given here How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk?, using pysdm, but I'm unable to ...
1
vote
1answer
956 views

Why won't fetchmail work all of a sudden?

I ran a chmod 777 * on my home folder. (I know, I know. I'll never do it again.) Ever since then, fetchmail seems to be broken. I use it to fetch mail from an Exchange 2003 mailbox through DAVMail ...
1
vote
1answer
187 views

what is the password for downloading games?

I am trying to get a game called torcs and supertuxkart and it says to add or remove software the super user has to take the action and I have edubuntu.So what is the password?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do i change the Permissions of my home folder?

I am the only administrative user of my computer, for some reason it tells me that I am not the admin, even though i am logged in as the admin user??? I recently clicked on my home folder's ...
1
vote
1answer
926 views

authentication problem at Ubuntu 12.04

I get this error when I try to authenticate using Gnome GUI. I have NO authentication problem when I use terminal. It is suggested here that I need to do sudo chown -R myusername:myusername ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Cannot install themes due to permissions error

I have looked up several tutorials online, they all have one thing that I don't have on my screen a menu that brings them through "System > Preferences > Appearance." I also can't find my .themes ...
1
vote
4answers
360 views

Why does nothing work after I randomly changed some file permissions?

Ok so last night i was trying to set permissions to some folders in my File System, since apparently im not an admin on my own computer. And now everything got messed up today and i don't know what to ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Can't launch Desura due to “Permission denied” error

Nothing happens when I click Desura, clicking force update works but that does not fix the problem. EDIT: I know am getting this error: Details: Failed to execute child process ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Nautilus uses different permissions for mounted drives

I've written two bash scripts to give read-only or read/write access to my NTFS partition: read-only access: sudo umount /media/Data_Drive/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

How do I move a folder to /usr/lib?

When I try to move it via WinSCP, it says: General failure (server should provide error description). Error code: 4 Error message from server: Failure Request code: 18 I'm trying to install Java. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition

The pangolin has struck again. The bug of the day for today is Ubuntu taking away my permissions on my Data partition (NTFS). One moment everything worked fine, the next moment I couldn't chmod ...
-2
votes
1answer
188 views

webserver folder cannot be accessed without using root [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? My webserver folder, called www, cannot be accessed without using root. Any ideas?
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Configuring permissions with Bastille

I was using Bastille to improve the security of my OS. To set this software properly, it ask you several questions related to security rules and you respond it (Y-N). I'm stuck at this question that I ...
1
vote
1answer
474 views

I just recursively chmod'd everything under / to 750. Any tips?

I won't be the first and I won't be the last, I suppose. While playing around with the find command, I made a whoops and it would appear that instead of changing the permissions of the ~/web directory ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Permission denied error for running command on ubuntu

cd ~/mosesdecoder/sample-models ~/mosesdecoder/bin/moses -f phrase-model/moses.ini < phrase-model/in > out I’m having an issue running this on the command line it gives me a permission denied ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Can't change permissions on USB or System Hard Drives in Ubuntu 12.04

I know there has been a lot of threads about this issue and most have been cleared up but not mine. I am a newbie and the terminal commands must be over my head. I tried to use pysdm but when it ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Permission issues with mounted new hard drive on Ubuntu machine

I recently purchased a new hard drive, for the sole purpose of storing a database. I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4. Since I had not done this sort of thing before, I decided to use the GUI (Disk Utility) ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

Unable to login to Ubuntu Permissions Issue?

Well, I think I royally messed this one up. In the process of changing permissions in my home directory, I now can't login using any of the 3 accounts I had setup, except for the Guest account. I ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

no sudo permissions to /etc/hostname

When I try to edit my /etc/hostname file, using sudo nano /etc/hostname (or any other editor) I get the following: Error writing /etc/hostname: Permission denied I then tried: sudo chmod u+w ...
0
votes
3answers
551 views

Executing a C program stored on a windows drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .exe file permission fail I wrote a simple hello world program but not stored it in Ubuntu's home directory, instead I stored it on one of the Windows drives. (I am ...
1
vote
2answers
496 views

Installing ZFS changed my sudoers file

Following the wiki's advice, I installed ubuntu-zfs. However, once everything installed correctly, and I tried installing another application via apt-get, I get a weird issue with my sudoers file: ...