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

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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 ...
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how do i stop root from running a program

I would like to prevent my root user from running certain applications that can change the permissions of files which in turn prevents normal users from running those applications again. for example, ...
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Can't mount USB flash drives or my CD/DVD drives

How can I fix the permissions to get rid of the following error and mount my USB and internal CD/DVD drive: Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to `/media/bret' failed: Operation not supported These ...
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Calibre can not send book to Kindle

I don't know why but Calibre stopped sending working with my Kindle on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. Till a few time ago everything was working just fine, but now whenever I connect my Kindle and try to send ...
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Error while saving screenshot with any screenshot software

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to take a screenshot with the default screenshot utility or Shutter a dialog box appears saying that /home/user/Pictures is a read-only file system. I checked the ...
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How to edit lightdm to show “other user”?

I am an IT student aide at a college and we have a very small test computer that we started messing around on with 12.04 and used likewise to join it into the Windows network that we have. However, ...
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Need Help Changing Owner of External HArd Drive

My understanding of code is about zero. I can open a terminal window, and type commands that are given to me, but that's about it. If someone can help me with this question, and explain at a level I'm ...
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How to share file with User with just read privileges

There is one user Lets call him B and he needs access Just to Read the File MEANS READ ACCESS and that file is own by another user A . How can I grant access to user A's file to User B.
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Can I add myself to group `root'?

$ id uid=1000(kev) gid=1000(kev) groups=1000(kev),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),109(lpadmin),124(sambashare) $ ls -l /etc/sudoers -r--r----- 1 root root 723 Jan 31 2012 /etc/sudoers ...
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Adding Apache to User Group

OK. Total beginner question, please bare with me. We have a small LAMP server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which contains a few sites. Access to the vhosts directories is set to ...
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Unable to delete file from read-only file system

I cannot delete files, when I tried to delete the file, this message appeard: "Error while deleting. There was an error deleting file2.rar." This is what I get from clicking on SHOW MORE ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot after modifying root directory permissions

I accidentally changed permissions to root directory on my system and now my system won't boot, I tried to fix packages from grub recovery and check file system but nothing. Here's the code I ...
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Cant access file properties!

I have ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin installed on my laptop. I am the admin of the computer, but anytime I try to change file permissions to acces files or tick exectute file as program then he just ...
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Can't acces files on Precise

I have 12.04 installed on my laptop. I am the admin of the computer, but every time I try to change file permissions to access files or tick execute file as program then it just changes back quickly ...
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Permission Denied Error when trying to reload ~/.bash_profile

Hello people I am trying to reload the "~/.bash_profile" but I get the "Permission Denied Error" and "sudo" does not work is there a way I can reload the "~/.bash_profile" because it's an integral ...
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Cannot create files except in home partition

On my system I have made 3 partitions except home partition but Ubuntu doesn't let me create or delete any files on those partitions. Even copy and paste options are not available. Using my poor ...
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gammu and device permissions

I have Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and on it I have installed gammu. I use it to control my "Nokia 5310 Xpress music" cell phone. Now when I run "gammu --identify" it does not work, says I dont have the ...
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Recovering Ubuntu with Lubuntu Live CD

My younger sister's computer suffered some major problems recently. The BIOS corrupted and attempted to load Ubuntu 10.04 in a way it shouldn't have. I'm not sure of the exact details, but the ...
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Error when running sudo, getting a permission denied

I was installing GIT on my machine, when I sudo any thing, this error message appears: sudo: must be setuid root I tried from recovery mode to change permissions of usr/bin/sudo by: chown ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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Permissions on automounted NTFS drive

I have an external NTFS hard drive. It automounts with rwx rights for the active user. I am able to create directories, update files, write to existing files, change names of files, etc. What isn't ...
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How to 'chown' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition?

I cannot copy films from NTFS partition on my computer (with Ubuntu) to ext2 hard drive installed in player "Dune". Please help.
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Can I hide a partition in Nautilus for a specific user/group?

I'm trying to hide a partition form a specific group of users in Ubuntu 12.04. I have created a new rule in /etc/udev/rules.d/99-hide-disk.rules with KERNEL="sda3",ENV{UDISKS_PRESENTATION_HIDE}="1" ...
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Change permission for ALL folders and files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? I've been around Ubuntu for not too long now and I'm getting tired of a thing I used to accept. When I installed Apache ...
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How can I set up Samba shares to only be accessed by certain users?

I have a RAID10 array mounted on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have created a few folders within the mount point and want the following functionality. There will be 4 users, 3 of them are windows users: ...
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Home directory lost the execute permission flag. What can cause this?

Did anyone ever experienced a home directory mysteriously becoming non-executable? The context: Ubuntu 10.04. The vsftpd server is installed and running. I have created a regular user ftp_poze. ...
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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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“Permission denied” error

Alright so I installed Ubuntu last night and I am very new to everything. Right now I am trying to run a program called JES, (Jython Environment for Students). The instructions tell me to cd to the ...