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

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recovering sudo/recovering root ownership on system directories — how? possible?

I'm trying to find out the default ownership & permissions for my ubuntu install. I'm also trying to figure out whether the wrong-headed granted of file ownership to the user robert to system ...
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transmission-daemon: error loading working config-file. User priveliges?

Transmission-daemon has worked perfectly on a small headless server for a long time. However, it currently gives me the following error: transmission-daemon Error loading config file -- exiting. ...
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Sudoers NOPASSWD for command not working but ALL is

I've been trying to grant www-data to use sudo service apache2 restart without a password but no matter what I try, nothing works. I have read a few hundred posts regarding this issue on different ...
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Unable to transfer files from laptop to USB due to permission error

I am unable to transfer file from my system with Ubuntu 11.10 OS to a USB drivee (Hp 16GB). When I copy files from system and try to paste in USB the paste option gets disable. But the reverse is ...
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Does guest account work like a VM (virtual machine)?

If guest session creates the entire user and everything, when running, then erases it all. It sounds like a VM instance, turning on and then turning off/logging out. Is it?
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“Failed to setuid to root.” How do I Establish a VPN network?

My university decided that the old VPN-network, which worked fine, wasn't good enough anymore and abandoned it. Now I have to establish a completely new VPN-network. My university provided me with a ...
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Don't bother non-admin users with admin questions

My wife and kids use ubuntu laptops which I administer. How do I prevent the system from, e.g., offering them software updates? (I know I can disable that for the whole box, but that is just one ...
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Installed Ubuntu but can't change installed files

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7. Also, I installed GROMACS software. There is some problem with one of the files located in /usr/local/gromacs/share/top/ folder. I want to make some changes to and ...
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What are the default file permissions for the Ubuntu One folder?

I was playing around with the 'chown' command. In my home folder /home/frank I ran sudo chown -R root 'Ubuntu One'. How can I restore the default file permissions of that folder? I want to be ...
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When I create files using < touch > command, files are now all locked. What changed?

I am a new user of Linux and am using Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. I really like the malleability of this operating system despite the fact that the common opinion, according to general information ...
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NTFS-3G permissions and inherit fstab flag

I'm trying to user a NTFS filesystem with full ACS's set just like windows. Everything is working fine except the permissions set to created files. Here is my environment: fstab: ...
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K3b - cdrecord has no permission

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Today I tried to burn an ISO file in a DVD-R disk using K3b. It used to work, but today, after one and a half minutes, it stopped saying that "cdrecord has no permission to open ...
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VirtualBox shared folder is accessible but not workable

On my host system (Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit), I installed VirtualBox (4.2.12) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit as guest system. I also installed the VirtualBox guest utilities to create shared folders. ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: can't write to nfs share

I have installed a small home server running 12.04, now trying to configure an NFS share with Webmin version 1.620. I have gradually lowered the security on the share to basically nil, yet any write ...
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Cant open second hard disk “permission denied”

I just did a clean install of 13.04 and now cant open any hard disks or hard disk partitions, it says "permission denied". I can open them as root but when I try and change the permissions it says I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 changing permissions External Hard Drive from Terminal [duplicate]

I am attempting to rescue files from a broken system via the root terminal of the recovery console. I have a seagate 2TB external hard drive. Output of sudo fdisk -l: /dev/sdb1 is the device boot ...
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image from webserver is not shown in web browser

I am new ubuntu and recently I install 'xampp 1.8.1' on my ubuntu 12.10. My problem is that image from server can not be shown. My code is <div class="sideBlock unSung"> <h4>Unsung ...
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How can I access my Mac OSX home folder on my macbook?

First of all, I'm not under ubuntu, but Pear OS 7, (quantal based). I have a macbook pro 5,5 (late 2009) with an SSD where there are the OSX and Pear OS partitions, and an HDD where I store my OSX ...
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File/Folder Permissions lost after restart hence file not displayed in file browser

After restarting my laptop, I have observed that some of the files in my hard drive disappeared on their own, and they seem to reappear after multiple restarts. This has happened mostly to files which ...
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MyISAM problem after moving datadir of a MySQL database

I recently moved my MySQL database data directory from the default location /var/lib/mysql onto a new harddrive located in /media/..UID../mysql, following the steps you can find in several posts. ...
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copying files and inherit permissions of target folder

When I copy files to a USB disk or another account on the same disk the permissions are not changed to the target. For example, when I copy files from account X to a folder of account Y, than the ...
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How can I remove a group and its' users?

I tried to create the svn user in my server,and I create a new group svn and add the current user maven to the group svn. sudo groupadd svn sudo chgrp svn /usr/local/svn/repos sudo usermod -a -G svn ...
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How to change permissions for a USB adapter?

I have an RS232 to USB adapter and I need to change permissions on /dev/ttyUSB0 to make a ham radio interface program work. So far I have tried sudo at the command line with no success. I tried ...
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Directory and File permissions

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10. I am the only user, and would like to be able to drag files from directory to directory. 1) How can I open up permission to do this? Do I do this from root? 2) ...
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Unknown admin password

I wanted to make an new Admin profile and delete the old one (long story), but I forgot to set a password. Now I can only enter Guest session and the Administrator account is asking me about a ...
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Write Permission Error

I have transmission-deamon running and it's giving me the error Permission Denied: /mnt/RyNet/Downloads/the-torrent/some-file.ext So it cannot write files to the download directory: ryguy@MPU ...
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Clementine can't add files to Ipod Classic

Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, Clementine 1.01 I'm unable to add files to my ipod classic 80gb using "copy to device" (or any other method). I can play existing music from the Ipod through Clementine, but ...
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Windows Program fails to open file

I´ve just installed SONAR LE 8.5.1 on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine. And, against my expectations, it works complete fine! Except for one thing: When I record something, SONAR is getting the audio-data and ...
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Unable to run compiled files - bash: ./a.out: Permission denied. (I've tried chmod)

First of all, there are many questions like this on AU. Still, none of them solved my problem. I've compiled my C source using cc test.c, and it did generate a.out file. However when I run it I get ...
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How to change the default permission when creating a file in ubuntu

In ubuntu, I use a program written by others. This program creates a file on my system and try to read and write it later. But the permission of the file it creates is read-only. How can I change the ...
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~/.profile OR ~/.bashrc OR ~/.pam_environment

Please which one of these should I edit to give me required result of the path to my programs both in normal user and as root. I have added in normal user and as root but there is error as quoted ...
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Have to set permissions on every startup

I just installed a fingerprint library called libfprint. After installing, you have to set the permissions up to access the scanner. I thought that this would be permanent but every time I restart I ...
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Should I install non-repository software as root or as my user?

What is the right way of installing programs that are not available in repositories: should my user own the binaries and keep them in ~/bin/, or should root own the binaries and keep them in, say, ...
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how to create a user that has full rights under sftp in certain folder in ubuntu server

I just installed an Ubuntu 12.04 server in a dedicated box to host 2 sites I have, under one site there is a folder, lets call it /aaaaa and I want to create a user that have full rights under this ...
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Unable to make files executable (on ntfs filesystem mounted as rw)

I'm baffled. I've looked around for awhile on this but nobody seems to have quite the issue I do. I have an ntfs partition for all of my stuff, and I want to run some programs off of it. However, I ...
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I am sudo but cannot edit file or save it

I became a Ubuntu user 3 months ago, and have been trying to utilize my Nvidia GeForce graphics card approx.10 hours per week. I am attempting to try this offering; :~$ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Changing write permissions for jailed SFTP denies login

I have scouted over many websites and forums on how to setup an SFTP user that is jailed to a certain directory using CHROOT. Here are the steps I have followed but I can't seem to get write ...
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Samba shares, using smb.conf or /var/lib/samba/usershare [closed]

Ok, so I caused my own problem by trying to be funny. And now I am very confused about how to fix it. So here we go: Our server has had 2 open shares since day one. only one of them offered windows ...
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Mount bind with full ownership and permissions

I am using 12.10 on virtualbox. I have my windows documents folder shared through virtual box folder share. Then I wanted to use mount --bind to mount my documents folder to the ubuntu user documents ...
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Change permissions on all folders and files

I have ubuntu 12.04. I want to change permissions on all folders and files at the same time so that anyone can modify or remove them.
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permission denied as root

I am trying to run chown on a directory and I get a permission denied. I have tried running sudo and also running the command as root. If root doesn't have permission, how can I change the owner of ...
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How do I copy files with SCP to /var/www?

I need to copy files from my computer to my server's folders in /var/www so they are uploaded to my cloud. Here's what I try to do: I open my computer's terminal and type: scp ...
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How can I put a shortcut to nautilus with root privileges in the launcher (ubuntu 12.10)?

I don't want to open the terminal and type sudo nautilus every time I want to visually browse for files. Is there a way of fixing it to the launcher?
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“Permission denied” error when editing /etc/ld.so.conf

When I run this command it fails: sudo echo '/usr/local/lib' >> /etc/ld.so.conf bash: /etc/ld.so.conf: Permission denied I don't have any problem running sudo for other tasks. I am using ...
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Redirecting a locally mounted Windows SMB share (CIFS) to a Windows Terminal Server session

I have been living in the linux world only 2 months so far and have hit a problem with the above mentioned task, now explained in more detail: Our company has 2 Windows Terminal Servers to which the ...
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how can an administrator user delete files

i have 2 different profiles / users created on my ubuntu box. both are admins. but when i'm using the gui and i try to delete files, or move files it doesn't look like i have permissions to do so. ...
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the owner of files in 13.04

Why is the owner of files set to a user called "Me" in 13.04 beta 2 64bit live desktop and also after install? After installation, it also won't let me change the permissions as root or take ownership ...
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How can I make '/etc/vim/vimrc' writeable?

I tried with chmod u+w vimrc but it doesn't work. I also tried :w! and still doesn't work. The point is that I make a mistake deleting some " in vimrc and now I don't know how to write it back there. ...
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How can I delete a directory on a smb share?

I have an external HDD mounted as a smb share (via a Iomega iConnect), however I can't delete a directory on it: Permission Denied Looking at properties: The permissions of "abc" could not ...
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Google Chrome update itself (without permission) on Ubuntu 12.04

I use Google Chrome and it is a addictive browser, it is super fast. But it forced updated itself on my Ubuntu 12.04 today, which I did not like at all. My Question How Google Chrome updated ...