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

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I deleted my original user account. The new account has no password. How can I enable it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? How can enable my admin account? i deleted the other one and now the new one is without password and i cant access it and cant ...
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How can I make a write-only view of a folder?

I want to have a place on the filesystem that presents a write-only "view" of another folder that I have read-write access to. I'm picturing something that's similar in behavior to an FTP drop box, ...
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Missing access rights to other partitions

I have Windows 7 dual booting with Ubuntu 12.04 installed in another partition How can I edit my documents and copy files or create folders in my other three partitions partitions? Trying to edit a ...
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jdk7 post installation help

I was installing JDK7 on Ubuntu 12.04 by following the guide posted on web8. The commands posted in the guide were: sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/jvm/ #just in case sudo mv java-7-oracle/ /usr/lib/jvm/ ...
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Specify who can connect

I've just installed VSFTPD, which I always liked for its ease of use, but I can't find something... Can anyone give me instructions on how I can specify which IP addresses are allowed to connect? ...
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Changing file permission for NTFS format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? I am trying to change the file/directory permission. But it is not changing either through using command line ...
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Where are read permission limits to guest user stored?

The default guest user can't read the home directory and its contents, but it can read the root directory and other directories with the same permissions as home. So, where is this particular ...
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Eclipse Check for Updates issue

I install Eclipse from the Software Center so it links up and will be updated with the rest of my software. Because I am developing for Android, however, I have to install the ADT Plugin within ...
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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?

I enetered chmod -R 777 /usr/bin and now sudo is not working. It is giving error that sudo must be setuid root. On looking via Google, some advice said to run chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo chmod ...
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Un-removable /etc/resolv.conf

During an upgrade to 12.04 today I've got an error when running post-install hook for resolvconf package: Setting up resolvconf (1.63ubuntu11) ... resolvconf.postinst: Error: Cannot replace the ...
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How to undo an operation done in terminal?

I had deleted an important file once and later i had changed the permissions of a file which i am not able to revert now. Is there any way through which i can undo delete or revert permissions on ...
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incorrect permissions after copying over scp

I'm using cygwin in windows 7 to copy a directory to an ubuntu machine using this command. scp -rp -P 54322 /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/. user@10.136.10.1:/home/user/somefolder/ After copying all the ...
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How do I install Cinnamon themes on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to theme the Cinnamon Desktop? I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, but I prefer Cinnamon. I installed the ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly And Cinnamon works. ...
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How to resolve “permission denied” when emptying the trash?

I installed a game, and then decided to erase it. I sent it to the recycle bin, but I was unable to delete it completely (Permission denied). When I moved it back to the desktop, a copy remained in ...
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Lost password, administrative account deleted, trying to connect to new wifi and being asked for password

Not sure how this happened but... When I installed 11.10 I did not create a password, when my son added his account to the mahine somehow his account became the administrative account. I know this ...
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What command changes the Group setting for a directory?

I am having an access problem to some files and directories that I have tracked down to the group assigned to access them. When I manually change the name of the group in the properties/permissions ...
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How can I mount a shared partition with nobody.nogroup? [closed]

I've successfully shared a dedicated partition using samba, setting new files & directories ownership to nobody.nogroup. How can I edit fstab to make the local user work with the partition using ...
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What are the standard file permissions for the /etc directory(file)

I kinda screwed up the /etc directory by running: sudo chmod 417 /etc Leaving me unable to use sudo: sudo: can't open /etc/sudoers: permission denied. sudo: no valid sudoers sources foundm ...
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sshfs is mounting filesystems as another user

So I am trying to mount a folder from another computer in my LAN, and I am able to ssh without any issues. But, I am unable to make any changes when I access the mounted folder. This is what I have ...
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Why not permit read access for all in /var/log?

There are many log files in /var/log that I do not have permission to read with my normal user. I have to use sudo to add read permission first. It's getting annoying, especially having to repeat ...
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What is the correct way to share directories in Mac and Ubuntu with correct permissions?

In VirtualBox, what is the best way to share a directory between an OS X host and Ubuntu guest? Host: Mac OS X 10.7.3 Guest: Ubuntu 12.04 Guest has a shared directory mounted via VirtualBox settings ...
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How can I access my Windows partition as an ordinary user?

I have a dual boot laptop with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.10. Since few days my Ubuntu does not mount automatically the win partition or a usb drive. It's also not possible to change the desktop wallpaper. ...
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sshfs permissions problem — need to be root to view some files [closed]

I'm automounting sshfs shares using a script in /etc/network/if-up.d/ and entries in /etc/fstab. I have keys set up for my user so no password is required. My user (1000) has sudo rights on the ...
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execute file denied [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? I am a beginner on ubuntu 11.10, I want to execute some program named ./Pro but when i try: $ ./Pro I get ...
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How file permissions are stored in inode?

Suppose there's two pc - "A" and "B". Then if A downloads a files from B , then what would be the file permission of that downloaded file? Is it possible that the downloaded file in A will have an ...
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How do I install MATLAB R2012a?

I have downloaded MATLAB R2012a for Unix platform and i want to install it on my ubuntu 11.10. To install i try this command: /<matlab_installation_file_directory>/install and it says: ...
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I know my root password, so where do i type it to open this file?

I have my root password, and just installed a keylogger for myself and after losing a long chunk of text i worked really hard on to a program crash. The keylogger installed just fine, using my root ...
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Cannot view the logfile?

I am a beginner. I have managed to install Ubuntu 11.10 and am now satisfied that it seems to be running okay. It would help me learn more to be able to view the logfile but I cannot. What have I ...
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What partition to use to keep data files in Ubuntu?

I have been using Ubuntu for a few years and usually my partition set up was the following: Ext3 or Ext4 partition for the system itself (20 GB); A 10 GB swap partition; a big FAT32 partition to ...
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Get permissions on /var/www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”? Ive installed a LAMP server in my machine, and I would like to edit the files in /var/www/ but I ...
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changing permissions of `nyccrash.txt': Operation not permitted

I have an assignment to write PHP code, and upload the data to our school student's account. To make sure my script is working, I need to change the permissions on the files. I am not a root because ...
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dovecot can't compact mail folder /var/mail/username

ubuntu 11.10 32bit. Setup a dovecot imap server. Using Thunderbird on a different ubuntu machine (64bit) to access imap server. Everything else is fine, except I can not compact the deleted email ...
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How do I change file permissions on a FAT32 drive?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I've noticed recently every file in my Hard Drive get executable privilege even every text files so when open it a pop-up window asks me what to do(run in ...
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Set usergroup and persmissions ftp folder back to default

I tried to create a new ftp user via the commandline. I did something wrong and now I can access the server via FTP but I can't see any files. It doesn't make any sense wich user I'm using. ls -la ...
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Permission problems in system directories [closed]

Please, i am using Ubuntu 11.10 and I made a mistake in system directories, changed permissions of all content to 777. I was trying to correct some files, but i cant fix all directories and files. ...
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Change user's primary group - have new files made in that group

I am setting up an environment where I am giving several users SSH access on my server. They are all trusted, but I want to corral them into a segment of the filesystem. I created the users like so: ...
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Windows XP Ubuntu Installer (version 11.10) error dialog - Permission Denied

When installing Ubuntu 11.10 on Windows XP (2nd option in installer), the install failed with popup. How can I fix this? Here is the contents of file "C:\Documents and Settings\Keith\Local ...
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'dd' access to a drive

I've been working with making custom bootloader and kernel code (not necessarily Linux kernel). I'm putting the images on USB, and was using dd to place them on the sector they needed to be on, and ...
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I can't copy files to my memory card

I can't copy files to my memory card. When i copy there is a error message and it says read-only file system. But, i can copy file from the card.Can any one please help me. I am using ubuntu 11.10. ...
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changed /etc permission in oneiric (ubuntu11.10) by using “sudo chmod 665 /etc” cant use sudo now

I screwed up big time. I changed the permission of /etc in ubuntu 11.10 by using following command sudo chmod 665 /etc now when ever i try to use sudo it gives the following error: sudo: can't ...
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How can I change permissions of a folder, including its enclosed files and subdirectories?

I need to recursively change the permissions of all folders, sub-folders and files from within ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged Does anyone have a clue or idea on how to do this? I have tried ...
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How do I prevent access to the system settings for a user or group?

I am working to set up Ubuntu 11.10 on our computers at school. We have a standard account for the students and would like to prevent students from accessing the system settings. Can that be done?
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Unable to login following permission changes in device manager (11.10 + Gnome)

(Running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10) Everything working well (at least a couple of months), until recently when I changed the permissions through the device manager on the sda1 /2/ 3 drives, thinking it ...
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When I create an account without password, Ubuntu still asks for it!

That is the problem. When I create an account without password (Or disable the password on an account that has), when I try to install softwares or when I log out the account, it asks for password.. ...
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How do I correctly mount a NTFS partition in /etc/fstab?

After a nasty episode (my second, you'd think I'd learn) caused by unsupervised automated podcast downloads filling my entire partition, I've finally moved just ~/Music to its own partition. The ...
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Windows users unable to access samba share of an external drive

It doesn't seem that many others have had this problem so I thought I'd ask here. Have a server running Ubuntu with 1 internal and 1 external drive. Have a folder shared with samba on the internal ...
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Can not change the files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files? I have files kept under the folder /opt/. When I am trying to edit the files, could not because the ...
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Is it possible to change a program's privileges while running?

Is it possible to start a program normally, and then later give it root or some other level of permission without restarting it?
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Why access is denied to Windows users when saving files in a dir shared with Samba? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 + Samba I'm using Webmin to share folders in samba and give permission to users. In windows xp I can log to Samba and open the shared folder but when I save a file it ...
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How do I allow a non-default user to use serial device ttyUSB0?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 system with 2 users: The first was created during the installation The second instead was created after. It belongs to the sudoers group. Now the problem is that when the ...