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

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Making an older iomega portable HD work on a Linux desktop

A long time ago, I bought an iomega portable hard disk to use with a Acer Aspire 1 running a linpus lite OS. It didn't work but a nice man at John Lewis Tech help talked me through how to get it going....
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Kubuntu 16.04 freezing upon login

I have just recently updated the permissions (allowing Plex media server complete access) to my Videos, Music, and Pictures folder in my home directory. Before that, I had (attempted to) updated the ...
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Vsftpd - different r/w permissions to one folder for different group of virtual users

I have configured Vsftpd on Ubuntu 16.04. Everything works fine, but I need one more thing. Let's say I have: folder /var/www/folder1/uploads Virtual users: admin1, admin2, admin3, customer I use ...
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External drive mounts only as root

I'm having trouble with a USB drive. It used to automount just fine but for some reason those good old days are over. Not only does it not automount but mounting it as a regular user from Nautilus or ...
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Bleachbit error messages

When I run Bleachbit Root through the terminal there is a message telling me that I do not have Administrative privileges, although I installed Bleachbit Root as Administrator. It does work and I can ...
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Why does sudo require a password the second time in a bash script every time? [duplicate]

I have a simple very tiny web app, and wanted to make my life a bit easier by having a very simplistic deployment script, that does the following: Pull updates from git Run composer Change owner of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 server as file server for small business using samba? is it legal

We are implementing a new business and looking forward for a free file sharing server and thought giving samba server through Ubuntu for files and folder restriction/access permissions. should be able ...
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I chowned another drive folder but now nothing shows up

I was having some permission issues with the symbolic links in my /media/user_name folder so I decided to chown all my drives in it. The only problem is that when I go into the symbolic links, nothing ...
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Can't find files deleted from /var/www/

I was working on some files located inside my Apache's /var/www/html/ and accidentally deleted them. I did this via right-click "Move to Trash". However, looking at my trash folder, they aren't there....
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Writting files in the folder /var/www/html from PHP of Apache server

I have apache running on Ubuntu and I'm trying to write (copy an image) that is upload in the following folder: /var/www/html/images I'm trying to write it from HTML/PHP as per the following code &...
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Software package fails installing because of permissions

I'm busy installing WS02 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server edition, right now I am facing some problems regarding permissions I guess below is my terminal log. I checked the directory with $JAVA_HOME and ...
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How to make a device have read/write permissins when pluged?

I have a home-made device and I wrote a program for data acquisition from it. But each time I plug-in the device I have to change the permissions for /dev/ttyACM0, so that the port can be used for ...
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Ubuntu can not access other ubuntu hdd which is external

I had 14.04 ubuntu and my laptop crashed. I need to save data from there. So i created a ubuntu 14.04 live usb and put in into my desktop and boot from it. I can see my hdd now (i connected via usb ...
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Permissions problems with /var/www/html and my own home directory for a website document root

I'm trying to not give 777 permission in my /var/www/html folder, but I want to edit my files without sudo. So I though in create a symlink of a folder in my home directory within /var/www/html. I ...
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Simple Samba File Share

I'm trying to setup a simple ubuntu (14.04 lts) file server to allow win xp and osx machines on the network to have read write permissions to the share without having to authenticate with a password. ...
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cifs, smb - Can't mount (permission denied) or navigate shared folder

I've recently bumped into this problem. I usually navigate through a local network shared folder from a Linux machine via smb (i.e. from file manger using smb: ). Now whenever I try to access the ...
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Cannot save files even though logged on as Administrator account

I've logged on as an administrator user but I can't even save files using my IDE. Error mesage: "Could not save project: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /home/mike/Desktop/dl4j-0.4-examples/.idea/...
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VSFTPD Virtual Users

I have created a web site on my ubuntu computer. I now need to be able to give 1 external user (no access to the computer itself, but FTP access) so that they are able to ftp files in and out of the ...
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Ubuntu web browser does not start after upgrade to 16.04

I have recently updated my Ubuntu installation from 15.10 to 16.04. After it the Ubuntu web browser app does not start. Here is the console log: (webbrowser-app:7778): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to ...
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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I am wondering why directories such as /usr and /usr/local/ are owned and created by root. Usually I am logged in as a normal user and I want to store programs that I personally use in these dirs. For ...
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can't login as mysql user root from normal user account in ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS along with the packages php, mariadb and nginx. I ran mysql_secure_installation and changed the root password. Now when I try to login to mysql using the root ...
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How to login with root user? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a login in my Ubuntu, but I can't: I read Q&A about enabling root user, but how I can do it without a sudoer user? How can I add a sudoer user without having root access? I ...
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How to check for executable files in a given directory and its sub-directories?

I understand that it is a bad practice to keep files owned by oneself in one's home area which are executable, so I am in need of a script/tool which checks recursively through a given directory (in ...
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Apache2 All catalogs without index.html or php are forbidden

All catalogs that havent index.html, or .php are forbidden. I can't access it by server (for example I can't use css in folder css). My apache2.conf <Directory /> #Options Indexes ...
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start screen programm with crontab @reboot

I try to start a start.sh at reboot with crontab. But nothing happens afer a reboot, and the log is without an error. Does someone know what i've done wrong? For testing i gave the start.sh and Mod....
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Permissions error when sudo-ing

I'm following a simple installation guide and I have a noob question. The software I'm installing is Movim (the guide: https://github.com/movim/movim/wiki/Install-Movim) The 'Downloading' part of the ...
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How i can do for know what i have to do i this type of cases: root? [duplicate]

I receive that message when I want install or try to don know that was installed, after it's here : apt-get install linux-generic -(the error)- E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (...
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apt-get install r-base Gives 403 Forbidden Error

I am trying to install r-base in my just installed Ubuntu 14.04 system. However, I get the following error (only last few lines of output is shown here): 0 upgraded, 70 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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Can't access Windows Partition anymore - No permissions

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongsite Windows 10. I was able to access Windows partition without any problems since today, after rebooting my compyter I can't access it anymore. A pop-up shows up ...
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Permission denied by some commands but not others [duplicate]

I am writing a script that will install Eclipse STS and create a .destop file so that it shows up in Gnome dash. This might not be the best way to make a .desktop file but when I run it I get a ...
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All folders are getting created in home directory [duplicate]

I am having a unique problem. I changed my directory to Desktop using cd Desktop and then on using ls it lists a couple of pdfs present in the desktop. However, I could not create any directory in ...
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Fix permissions after upgrade to 16.04

I updated a server from 14.04 to 16.04. Now apt-get update does not work anymore. I get the following errors: 0% [2 InRelease gpgv 11.5 kB] [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com (91.189.91.26)] dpkg: ...
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I run the chmod command on /. Folder and my laptop hang

I run the followimg command on my and laptop hang. then i turn the power off and start it again since then it is saying run in low graphics mode bt its not working ayush@inspiron# chmod -x /. so ...
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bindfs with filesystem ACL support?

I have been using the ServerPilot service to provision a Vagrant box (14.04 LTS) for local development. NFS is the fastest option when setting up a synced folder between the host and guest VM but this ...
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How to Share existing ntfs partition to windows network with specific users

Im a newbie in Ubuntu so I need all the help I can get. Here's my situation: I have an hdd with 2 NTFS partitions: 1. Windows System & 2. Data What I would like to accomplish is to put this hdd ...
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How do I setup Homeshares that ask for the password that uses pam authentication?

How do I setup shares that lists the users under homes for the home directory share and when clicking on the username it requests the password from the pam authentication module? This will happen when ...
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How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
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Do files/directories belong to a user AND a group?

I'm trying to understand how file permissions work in Ubuntu. However, I can't understand the difference between user and group permissions. In here it says: Owner permissions − The owner's ...
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How can I stop the 'rename' dialog box from showing

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, a dialog box appears every now and then, when renaming files. The text in the dialog box is: renaming "file1" to "file2". You can stop this operation by ...
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guest session unable to change user

When I login as guest I am unable to changue to other user or execute any command with sudo (ubuntu 15 , 16, lubuntu... , on ubuntu 12.04 its works ) : su USER setgid operation not permitted ...
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Sharing folder between Owncloud and Plex

I have a working owncloud and plex installation. Now I want to have a shared folder between these two. I have created a folder /Music and have added it as external storage in owncloud and as library ...
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Permission denied even when run with sudo

I have a large 3TB NTFS formatted hard drive in my PC which I use for storage. I am trying to back it up onto an external drive. Every 6 months when I upgrade ubuntu I copy my home directory into ...
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Setup network share Linux -> OSX with mapped/preserved permissions?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I have a folder which contains a git repository, which I'd like to share over the network; I do the right-click from Nautilus and Local Network Share / Share this folder, rest is ...
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OS error permission denied

I'm trying to execute a python script but I'm getting an OSError saying “Permission denied”. I tried to change the permissions of the temp folder by sudo chmod 777 -R temp but it did not work here ...
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Lost system after update

I know similar subject was in forum not once, but answers which I found did not solve my problem. I have Netbook Lenovo S10-3 (old and slow) I was using Kubuntu for a long time, but about 2 weeks ago ...
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Xserver Permission Denied tty7

I have a linux box with kodi and the following systemd script to start kodi at boot: [Unit] Description = kodi-standalone using xinit After = systemd-user-sessions.service network.target sound.target ...
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Should the root / have 777 permission?

Most of the contents is 755 though. Is this a problem?
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Steam says drive is not mounted with executive permissions

I can't seem to get steam to allow me to install games on my SD Card. I use this command to mount it: sudo mount -o exec /dev/sda1 /home/spib/SDCard Steam still gives the "New Steam library folder ...
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Why are the Documents, Desktop, etc. directories not group-writable by default?

If I create new files and directories in my home directory, these are group writable by default: will@together:~$ touch test will@together:~$ mkdir test_dir will@together:~$ ll | grep test -rw-rw-r-- ...