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

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alert when running applications from root

When I want to launch some applications from root user it alerts me that it may not be run as root and i need to log in as normal user. For example for Google Chrome or Glob database visualization. ...
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Change file permissions for the entire folder

I am trying to change the file permissions for the entire directory. Presently all the files in the dir have the following permission, -rw------- And I wish to change it to, -rw-r--r-- I know I ...
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No Read/Write Permission as User on a Secondary Drive

I have a 2nd hard drive that is used for data only, it has been formatted both in NTFS and FAT32, the system is dual booted with Windows so the Data drive is used to share data between Win and Ubuntu. ...
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Sudo Non-Password access to /sys/power/state

On my computer, pm-hibernate appears to be broken, however using the command echo disk > /sys/power/state appears to work perfectly. Now I just need regular user access to it, using sudo. How do I ...
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How to prevent access to a folder by other users?

I want to disallow reading of files in my home directory by other users. How should I accomplish this? Should I use encryption? If so, how do I do that?
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I don't have permissions to extract a theme to usr/share/docky/themes?

I don't appear to have permissions to extract a theme to usr/share/docky/themes and I cant copy the extracted folder across when it is extracted. I am using Lubuntu 12.04
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Does 'Owning' A Directory Or File Give You And Special Permissions?

I've read a little about chmod and have a high-level understanding of file permissions. But I'm a little confused about the concept of an 'owner'. If my user account is the 'Owner' of a directory ...
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about permssion

I am really new to ubuntu (12.04) to automount my drive I added this line to fstab /dev/sda4 /media/FF15-ED92 vfat defaults 0 0 But now when I want to delete a directory or a file it ...
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Problems accessing LAMP installation or phpMyAdmin?

I finally got networking to work, but the only page I can access is 127.0.0.1:8080. If I, for example, attempt to access http://localhost:8080/upload/install/install.php I get the following error: ...
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Auto mount & Permissions on a new hard drive

I have added a new SATA hard drive to my Ubuntu machine and I would like to auto mount and change the permissions on the drive so I can write to it. I have tried following one of the Ubuntu guides ...
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Android SDK file permission [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: General Rules for dealing with File Permissions I have been trying to access the file for a while now and it says that I don't have the permission to enter the file. ...
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Setting Default Permissions

I've read a lot of solutions for something like this, but nothing seems to work quite right for me. I have a shared development box used for a few projects that require such a thing and I'd like to ...
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Home folder in `root` and not in `home`… I'm confused!

I have an issue with my home folder and this are giving me some permission problems. I've installed an application that tells me that I have no permission to save in /home/username/Desktop, but in ...
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SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data

I have a pretty standard server set up running Apache and PHP. An app I am running creates files and these are owned by the Apache user www-data. Files that I upload via SFTP are owned by my own user ...
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File permissions vulnerability in pure-ftpd using php script

I have created ftp-server using pure-ftpd following this wonderful tutorial. Everything works fine, except file access. Here is the problem. Joe's home folder is /var/www/joe and Steve's home folder ...
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Setting folder permission so it isn't deletable, but everything else is allowed

I want to set permissions to a folder such that, when I'm normally logged in (meaning not as root), this folder isn't deletable, but I can still change the name of this folder and move in around in my ...
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How to change file permission from Ubuntu wubi install

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have a WUBI installation within Windows 7. The issue I am having is that I can't seem to modify Windows files from Ubuntu. I can access and see all the files and ...
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Can you set up Banshee visualisations without root privileges?

You can add music visualisations to Banshee easily by installing some extra packages via apt. Can you do it without root privileges?
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Copy-Paste Not Working

Using precise pangolin. I am trying to copy some folders from my portable hard drive to one of the partitions. The paste button is not working in the destination folder and whenever I am trying a ...
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Can you give me a step by step guide to change folder ownership from root?

I am really new to ubuntu and I'm so confused, so please excuse my ignorance. I have two drives on my computer an 80gig and 500gb. I have ubuntu installed on the 80gb drive but have all my media ...
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How to reverse file ownership and permission settings

I installed LAMP and WordPress on my system a week ago. Since I couldn't create Child Themes in WordPress and work with PHP folders for my other projects collocated in var/www without using Nautilus I ...
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Directory permission

I am running 12.04 x64 server on ext4 disk. There are two user groups 'A' and 'B'. For a specific directory, I would like to give its all permissions to user group 'A'. Also I would like to give only ...
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mounting CIFS share appears to work, but then prevents writing after a few seconds

I've got a NAS that is setup with CIFS and open guest access. I mounted it in fstab with the following line //192.168.0.101/Stor1 /media/freenasbox cifs ...
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Preserve permission switch not working with cp?

Copying file from other user's directory with '-p' switch should reserve the permission as per the man page. I am copying /etc/passwd to my home directory with -p switch but the permissions aren't ...
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Permission to run telnet from a webpage

I'm trying to run telnet:localhost:2017 from a firefox webpage in ubuntu 10.10. I have created the necessary file association within firefox to launch telnet, but I think I need to give apache the ...
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Writable permission is not writable

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 x64 server on ext4 partition. I set a directory's permission to '766' as below. sudo chmod 766 /archive drwxrw-rw- 3 root root 4096 Sep 27 10:50 archive/ But, when I ...
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Assigning different directory permission for each different groups

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit server on ext4. There are four user groups - marketing, sales, admin and etc. I need to assign different permissions to /archive as follows: rw for the marketing ...
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chmod - file permission on writable [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 x64 server on ext4 partition. I set a directory's permission to '766' as below. sudo chmod 766 /archive drwxrw-rw- 3 root root 4096 Sep 27 10:50 archive/ But, when I ...
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GUI Tool to deny Standard users from Using CD-ROM and USBs?

As a part of security policy we need to disable CD-ROM and USB access for normal users. Only root users should have the access. I could do it by removing the user from the 'cdrom' and 'plugdev' ...
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How to make files accessible only by root?

I'm using Ubuntu and I'm here to know is there any way to modify access of a specific application so that it can only root has access to it? Currently that application can be launched by general ...
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Ubuntu User Accounts messed up

I need to fix Ubuntu Accounts but somehow don't really see how it could be done. The problem is: files /etc/passwd and /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts where changed. /etc/passwd After ...
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My user can't upload files to folders owned by www-data

I think I have screwed up my permissions in Ubuntu. I am using my server to run PHP. I recently ran across a problem where PHP could not create directories in the var/www-directory, so I searched ...
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Elevate user-permissions in Unity so I can move folders

I'm switching from Windows 7 so please excuse my newbie question. Is it possible to elevate privileges of local user so it can access entire file system from Unity UI (even if it's very very bad ...
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genisoimage and exec bit preservation

Maybe I'm just not doing right, but I can't seem to get genisoimage to produce a UDF image and preserve the exec bit. $ genisoimage --version genisoimage 1.1.11 (Linux) $ echo "echo 'Hello world'" ...
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/ folder permissions

I've changed / folder owner from root to administrator account. Now no sudo commands are working. It used to show sudoers are in mode 04666 it should b in the mode 04000 Then i did something and it ...
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Permission denied when other users create files

I have messed up my home directory. I'm using dash as my shell and by myself I can create files just fine, but others can't. I don't think that made sense as it's kind of hard to explain, so hopefully ...
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netbeans doesn't display properly after permission change

So basically i installed netbeans 7.2 through the site and everything worked fine. I then changed permissions for /var/www so that my apache2 could write on it without problems. After that netbeans ...
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Permanently set file and folder permission for a user

I just got hold of a Linux machine running Ubuntu from my friend. It places 644 permission on all new files created by a user. But for some purposes I want 755 permission on all files and folder ...
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Unable to write to directory

Hello and apologies if this has been asked...I couldn't find the answer easily. I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 I can't write to a directory where my user should belong to the directory's group... ...
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Getting access to var/www [duplicate]

Very, very new user to Ubuntu and I've been searching for a long time without finding an answer. Probably I've gotten the answer but I don't understand it all that very well so I thought I try this ...
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I Can't access the root folder

I do not have access to my root folder: Ubuntu says I do not have the necessary permissions to access it. I also cannot access lost + found, which gives me the same error message Is there anyone here ...
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How can I get samba users from the same group to edit each others files?

I'm setting up my first linux fileserver for Windows clients and am having some problems properly setting up the shares. I have a shared folder via Samba where multiple users (who are organized by ...
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files disappeared after using chmod

I set my /var/www/wordpress folder to 744 permissions and all of the files within disappeared. If I right click the /wordpress folder and click properties, it says there are 0 bytes in the folder but ...
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How to Lock Unlock Pen Drive in ubuntu 12.04?

My Name is Prakash. We face below problem in ubuntu. Kindly help us to solve it. How to Lock Unlock Pen Drive in ubuntu 12.04 ? How to give right to users ?
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How to access mounted file systems as a guest user?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I could mount a file system in /media/foo and run chown guest:guest /media/foo/bar -R and have full access in the guest account. After the upgrade to 12.04 I changed my routine to ...
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Folder permissions keep changing from www-data to root

A folder under the directory /var/www/xml keeps changing permission from www-data to root meaning that no php file is able to write into the folder. This seems to happen when I restart the server. ...
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Default home directory permission allow read? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can other users see the files in my home folder? I need help with some basic permissions logic. I noticed that default permissions for a home folder are drwxr-xr-x. ...
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Installing Server Packages (how to edit protected files)

I'm a new convert to Linux and am building a new server using Ubuntu 12.04 (home network, server will be file storage and will run PHP/MySQL for my web development projects). I am really struggling. ...
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directory permissions adding user in a group

I added a user using useradd useradd -g upperdevs myuser But when I do an id check I didn't see the upperdevs group. id myuser #uid=1000(myuser) gid=1000(myuser) groups=1000(myuser),27(sudo) ...
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permission denied: /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm trying to install java jre, i usually do it like this sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' >> /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys ...