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

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How is my internet browser able to write files into my “Downloads” file if the default permissions do not allow to “write”?

On the terminal, I used this command: stat Downloads It stated the permissions for my downloads folder were "drwxr-xr-x" Wouldn't this mean only the admin and owner would be able to edit the ...
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sudo permission errors or “command not found” errors when working on a hybrid SSD/HDD setup? (specific example: MATLAB installer)

Since my SSD is small, I still relegate it to only holding the OS. So, during Ubuntu install, I created a 60 GB partition for / on my SSD, and a 500 GB partition for /home on my HDD. However, now I ...
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Program doesn't have permission to read it's own config file?

So I'm trying to run syncthing (which is in /usr/bin) and whenever I start it I get this error FATAL: Configuration: open /home/ryan/.config/syncthing/config.xml: permission denied So why is it ...
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Strange Permission denied with root apache2

I got permission denied (/var/log/apache2/error.log) with www-data for /var/www/html/mm/pictures/logo.svg when stats /var/www/html/mm/pictures/logo.svg give the following output: Access: ...
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Can't open folder after giving it www-data group, how do I become owner?

I was running localhost (Apache 2.4.6) but only the index.php was openable in the web browser. The subdirectories were returning 403 Forbidden error. Now, I added the permissions according to this ...
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How to get rights for audio files on ubuntu phone?

I am trying to copy audio files from Aquaris Ubuntu phone to my PC (Ubuntu 14.04), but it says I do not have the rights to do so. Other files like photos and films are no problem, only the music ...
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Apache2.4.7 homepage-logo (13)Permission denied

i created a svg for my homepage(logo). I placed it in /var/www/html/mm/pictures The html is correct(syntax and path to the image) but it is only displaying alt text. A quick look into ...
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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Views preferences in Files

I am new to ubuntu and I don't know how to get to the files permissions. It seems pretty straightforward in https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/nautilus-views.html but I just have no idea how ...
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ubuntu folder permission changed to drwsrwsrwt and nautilus shows files and terminal doesn't

I am having wierd situation. I am using ubuntu 14.10. I can open all directories in nautilus but when I try to list files in terminal, only one directory get listed. I can traverse through the ...
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df: '/run/user/1000/gvfs': Permission denied on openstack all-in-one build

Im trying to install openstack onto my machine to test it. I followed the tutorial here foor the all-in-one and created a user as it stated. I logged in as the user following the tutorial but upon ...
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dialout group and serialport permission

I faced a strange problem today. I can't open my serial port and it says permission denied!! It's strange because I checked and I member of the dialout group! I'm using arduino. thanks in advices
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Access Denied for user 'linuxuser'@'localhost' (using password: no)

My client asked me to move his Wordpress site from a shared server to AWS. The AWS EC2 instance is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with PHP 5.5.9 with MySQL 5.5.38. Old server has PHP 5.4.30 and MySQL 5.5.42. ...
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ACL permissions on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS

Hi as the owner of a file and directory I allowed the user TOM to have read permissions to the file : owner@hostname:~$ getfacl file1 user::rw- user::tom:r-- group::rw- mask::rw- other::r-- ...
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FTP Permission on folder

I have a ubuntu 14.04LTS webserver in my cloud provider set up. I have everything configured but my problem is I cannot SFTP to the folder under the user I created. I can send files under root but I ...
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Cannot access samba share on Android Device

I'm trying to access my samba share on my android device using es file explorer, but I receive the following message - "Login Fails: This may be caused by: - The account has no permissions." (I think ...
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Recursive directory listing of /proc

I'm trying to obtain a recursive directory listing of my filesystem using the command $ ls -alRc from root directory. Everything is running fine except the /proc directory listing, which results ...
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Documents on MicroSD

Is there a way to view documents which are stored on my MicroSD in Document Viewer (Ubuntu Core App Developers)? In File Manager I've to enter the password before I could see the files. Creating ...
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How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? [duplicate]

How can i enable user to have reboot privileges without sudo? Need to keep sudo password enabled. ssh user@server "sudo reboot" does not work because it requires a password to be entered. Want ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 deleted www directory from /var/www and need to restore it

I am new to Ubuntu as of yesterday and trying to upload a new site. When I was attempting to delete everything from /var/www I accidentally deleted the www directory as well. What steps do I need to ...
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What are the default permissions of directories in home (Desktop, Downloads, etc.)

I accidentally ran chmod 777 * in my home folder and it changed all the directory permissions (but not for the files). How can I undo this?
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How to fix amvavis reporting “permission denied” for clamav

I've recently noticed a frustrating niggle... When processing email, an Ubuntu Server (with all the updates applied) reports "Permission denied" when trying to virus scan attachments. Apr 2 ...
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Unable to trash folder: Permission denied from /opt directory

I got one minor error while trashing my folder. When I tried to delete folder from /opt directory it did show one error like dhiva: Unable to trash file: Permission denied. I tried to delete through ...
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Rsync files to folder owned by another user in group

I have two users in my www-data group on my server: getent group www-data www-data:x:33:user2 I have a folder called logic where files have rights 664 -rw-rw-r-- and folders 775 drwxrwxr-x I try ...
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Windows share mounts but without write permissions

I am trying to mount a Samba Shared Folder in Ubuntu, but I am facing some issues because when the folder is mounted, I have no permission to write on mounted folder. First of all, the shared folder ...
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localhost cannot access new folders

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I use to copy projects like wordpress and codeigniter and work in them. At the beginning after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I granted all privileges to access the /var/www folder. ...
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what's the meanning of a executable directory in linux? [duplicate]

I know, for a file, a executable permission means this file can be load and run as a process. but what does mean a executable directory ? (set x for a directory in file permission)
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mv: cannot move ‘/etc/default/keyboard.tmp’ to ‘/etc/default/keyboard’: Operation not permitted

I run: sudo mv /etc/default/keyboard.tmp /etc/default/keyboard I get this error: mv: cannot move ‘/etc/default/keyboard.tmp’ to ‘/etc/default/keyboard’: Operation not permitted How to fix this ? ...
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Can't install program using terminal

I got this problem when I trying to install java and netbeans package and internet download manager softwares. I download these files from their websites And try to use command chmod +x ...
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14.04 - How to automatically get sudo rights to objects on desktop

When I FTP things from my Desktop PC onto my Ubuntu laptop's desktop, I don't have root priveleges for those files, so I need to remove it manually with sudo nautilus. Is there any way to ...
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Second drive not allowing user accounts access

This problem recently started when I added about 5 new user accounts to the workstation, Before that this problem did not exist. I am running Ubuntu on a SSD and have two other drives that contain ...
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Sound permissions not persisting after reboot

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I am having an issue with sound. It seems to be a permissions problem. When I use the command below sound works with no problems. sudo setfacl -m u:lt:rw ...
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Terminal error output RE: editing .conf file in Xbuntu [owned by uid 1000 istead of 0]

Was curious as to the terminal error output from running sudo Kate. I read in a forum that directed me to open my notepad using gksudo. Realizing that this had not been installed I just went ahead and ...
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Can I access windows 7 documents, pictures, music, etc while using Ubuntu on a dual boot machine?

I installed Ubuntu but kept my Windows 7 (dual boot machine). When I logged in the first time, into the Admin account, I could access all of my old Windows files (docs, music, pictures, etc). I then ...
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bash:./program-name: Permission denied [closed]

I am trying to compile a set of c programs using makefile. The make command runs perfectly on any laptop, but on a PC, I get this error. I found a few links when I googled, but my problem isnt ...
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transmission “Permission denied” error

I installed web version of transmission on my Ubuntu Server 14.10 To make it work with my home folder I did this: cd /home/nat/Downloads mkdir transmission sudo usermod -a -G ...
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Is there a concept of GUI based file copy like Windows?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and come from a Windows background. I need to copy gigabytes of files from a Drobo network share to a new secondary drive in the Ubuntu box. I have created a folder inside ...
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How to change permission to the users on ubuntu 12.04?

How to change permission to the users to restrict their accessibility? I want to cannot see or cannot access the System Files, Devices and Network in home folder? I used ubuntu 12.04 Thanks, Jerrick ...
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Restrict user with access home directory only on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to restrict the employees(users) using the computers in this company. How can I restrict user to their home directory to cannot see or use their the Devices, File System and Network on Ubuntu ...
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What are the correct permissions for Apache's 000-default.conf?

I just recently created my first VPS and installed a LAMP stack with Wordpress. I noticed that 000-default.conf in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled has 777 permissions. This seems suspect to me. Not sure ...
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LAMP 403 forbidden access on custom folder

I know it is a common problem, and it is mainly a matter of permissions to the user www-data, but following this guide I got the classic error: 403 forbidden You don't have permission to access /web ...
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How to make all file shares without passwords?

New to ubuntu. I'm trying to access it from windows. Shares I created from the desktop worked fine but trying to share my ext hdd using the same method didn't work. I researched it and found you need ...
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Read and write permissions for Owncloud www-data

I have owncloud running in Ubuntu server I have enabled external storage pointing to second hard drive in my machine and added a local storage I can see the folder in owncloud but when I click on it ...
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SFTP master Account permissions

I've been testing some different sftp configurations. The purpose is for patients to download their records. here's what I've done so far for client accounts, their directories and permissions... ...
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Who can change a file permission or ownership in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Who has the privilege to change a file permissions or ownership in ubuntu ?
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Can only print as root

I've had a devil of a time setting up an HP LaserJet 1320 printer with my Utopic Unicorn Server (server has no gui so command line only). I can't seem to access /locatlhost:631/admin (times out) and ...
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Webserver permission problem

I've a permission problem on my dedicated webserver, but I'm not able to understand what's I was doing wrong. Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.19.2 Versione Apache 2.4.7 Versione PHP 5.5.9 mysql 5.5 (all from ...
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Root user not having permissions

My root user is not working how he should. sudo works perfectly but if I login with root, autocomplete does not work for all commands which need root permission and I couldn't execute a file owned by ...
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Cannot login on Ubuntu 14.04?

For some reason, after restarting my computer, I am now unable to log in to my main user account. It accepts my password, the screen changes as if to start the desktop but then brings me back to the ...
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localhost cannot access my newly created folder [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I use to copy projects like wordpress and codeigniter and work in them. At the beginning after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I granted all privileges to access the /var/www folder. ...