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

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Getting a `Permission denied` error from mount when trying to chroot to Arch Linux

I'm trying to chroot to Arch Linux on my 64-bit Ubuntu box by following the instructions listed here. Here are the steps I've taken so far: $ curl -sSLo archlinux.tar.gz ...
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MySQL Server shuts down after start

When I start the server, irrelevant if it is mysqld or mysqld_safe, it will suht down after a second, giving me 2 warnings like [Time] [PID] Can't create test file ...
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777 permissions on NTFS-3G Windows mount

I'm trying to install a game from Steam on an external harddrive. I normally use this to mount my WD Elements external usb harddrive (windows share): sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/elements/ ...
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Permission denied when changing swappiness

I'm trying to set my swappiness to a more reasonable value than 60, but I get errors: root@server1:~# sysctl vm.swappiness=10 sysctl: permission denied on key 'vm.swappiness' root@server1:~# swapoff ...
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sudo/root permission denied when attempting to copy file

I am trying to copy files from an external hard drive (NTFS) onto an internal drive (ext4). Almost all of the files were successfully copied, but some were not. If I navigate into the directory with ...
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Can't move, delete or create folders on my USB storage device.

I have a psp memory sdhc 32gb connected to my Linux computer and can't do anything on them, I tried everything, i checked I have the right permissions, as I'm the administration user but when I try to ...
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Trying to install and run Virtualbox on XFCE desktop Version 4.8 xubuntu/chromebook c710

I am trying to install VirtualBox (5.0.16) - I can get it to install - I setup a virtual machine, but every time I try to run it, I get: The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not ...
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accessing scanner through Ubuntu 15.10

I am learning about Ubuntu Linux and have converted a computer from Windows 7 to U. My scanning function is now gone (Brother MFC-J4310DW 3-in one). I have got the fax and printing okay, but it seems ...
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Shared Files are not collaborating (only coming as read only)

I have shared a folder and files inside (over a LAN network - Peer to peer). The permissions are for read and write for everyone. But whenever someone (from a different machine in the same network ) ...
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Backuped a site from CentOS to Ubuntu and suddenly the permissions changed

I'm kinda new to Linux. I backed up a Drupal 7 site from a CentOS server to my local host server on Ubuntu desktop 15.10... Suddenly it seems that the file permissions for several directories changed ...
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transmission-daemon missing all previous torrents

Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, transmission 2.92-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 Just started up an updated version of transmission, and replaced my old config file. Now all my old seeding torrents are gone. All the torrent ...
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Add linux ext4 data partition, migrate data, mount automatically

I'm a Linux Newbie, although I enough (albeit ancient) system level experience across various systems to understand how things work. I'm trying to set up my son's computer. It's an HP, pre-installed ...
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How to recover from chown on all the files? [duplicate]

I've just chowned all the computer. I wanted to chown a folder completely so I used the option -R. I forgot that I had used su root before and I was in the folder where everything is (/ isn't it ?) ...
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Permanent permissions change to /dev/vhost-net

I'm interested in making sure that /dev/vhost-net is read/writable by group vhost-net. I do this using chown + chmod. However, after every reboot (and in fact after every reset of the device), it ...
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Set 'niceness' Without Elevating Permissions On The Executed Program

A separate user has been created whose purpose is to execute a script that keeps a particular process running constantly on my server. This process needs to run at a higher priority requiring it to ...
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Having problem with Code::Blocks in ubuntu 14.04

When I run any of my programs in Code::Blocks in Ubuntu 14.04, I see an error:
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sftp user can't see files, what is the right permission

I installed a Magento on /var/www/html and set all files in it owned by www-data and group www-data. Added a user to be a member of www-data and use that user on sftp. Directory is set with ...
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mysql-workbench: Error log Permission denied

I recently installed mysql-workbench by installing first apt-config.deb from mysql website and then install the actuall mysql with sudo apt-get install mysql-workbenh (I used sudo for almost ...
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Newly created directories do not have rwx permissions for *others*

I am mounting a Network-attached storage (NAS) into my Ubuntu 14.04 for data storage. The fstab file has the following line: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> ...
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Added additional storage - now KVM VMs won't start or setup

I added 2TB of storage as /storage - this is from /dev/sdb1. One system I have has 2 VMs on it, when I try to start these, I get the following error: error: internal error: process exited while ...
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Bash script that needs root only runs when I type exit!

I have successfully made a bash script that needs root, permission, which I can run as root! But, the script only runs when I am using the terminal as root and if I type exit, it runs. When I type : ...
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USB Drive - Not able to change file permissions

Now, please note that this is a sub-question of my old Changing Ownership: “Operation not permitted” - even as root! question. If you do not want to visit that link or cannot, to sum up, while ...
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Trying to add Movies folder on second HDD to Plex. Failing

I'm trying to set up plex with two hard drives. I have my computer configured with Ubuntu and all program files on a SSD, and a second big-ish HDD with a whole bunch of files on it, including all of ...
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'cat': can't open file: Permission denied

I am trying to copy the whole / directory to some other location. When doing cp recursively, it fails on some files like:- / # ls -lrt /sys/module/nf_conntrack_ipv4/uevent --w------- 1 root ...
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What Permissions Are Used For Scripts On Startup?

If I create a rc.local job to execute a script @reboot. I am wondering at what point in the startup the script is executed, and what permission level the the job executes my script at? I have a ...
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Kubuntu 14.04, K3B, burning group is missing / there's no burning group

I tried to burn a DVD with K3B (a data project) but have some problems. K3B does not detect an empty DVD. I burned a DVD using K3B like 3 days ago, and I did it with success. I don't know what ...
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Download executable script from GitHub preserving +x permissions

I want to make a GitHub repository of all relevant scripts I posted here as answers. But to keep it ultimately simple for the users, I would like to give them a single command to download the script ...
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Device has read-only permission

I have an mp3 player that out of a sudden went crazy. At first I could not delete, create a new folder or paste any folder in the mp3 directory. The permission was set to read only and when I tried to ...
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ls: cannot access /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority: Permission denied

I have permission problems in my system and /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 fails to start at login. /var/cache/man/ gets lost every reboot. And I get ls: cannot ...
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How to regain sudo permission when grub menu is unavailable?

I inadvertently failed to append myself to a group by using usermod -G group_name user_name instead of usermod -aG group_name user_name and now belong only to the group_name group. The problem is: I ...
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Completely delete SD card files partition/format

I'm having issues doing a legit format and partition of an SD card on Ubuntu I have plugged in. I've been using fdisk, mkfs, Disks, and GParted but they have all only 'done' the task and not deleted ...
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How can I make permanent permissions for a directory using chmod?

I want all the new files I create in the directory to have specific permissions, but whenever I create a new file in the directory, it gets the default system permissions even though I used chmod -R ...
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Can't download (specifically PDF) files 'due to permissions' when manualy selecting location in firefox

I have a problem downloading (pdf) files in Firefox when I choose where to place it. (it works fine in chrome) The reason I think its related to Ubuntu is because Firefox tells me its a problem with ...
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All files on mounted USB HDD owned by “preseed”

I have a USB hard disk drive. When I plug it in, I can browse the files on it via Nautilus as expected. But I cannot create new files or modify existing ones. All files and directories are for some ...
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could someone explain the outcome entries into a file? [duplicate]

I have read a really good answer explaining what -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 523454 Aug 8 2014 name means. However, It did not explain the number before the root root. Also, could you explain what ...
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SSH permission denied from Linux Ubuntu to Windows using keys

I am a beginner in hadoop, and I am trying to set-up hadoop cluster in fully distribution mode. My master is windows and my slave machine is Linux running on VM. I have created SSH keys and in both ...
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Cannot access folders shared on the second hdd

I have two folders shared using samba. One folder is in /home/y directory on the ssd and the second one on the second hdd mounted as /media/y/hdd. I can access the first, but I've got the message ...
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Trouble with commands in rc.local

I'm trying to add the following commands to rc.local: iptables -A OUTPUT -m owner --gid-owner vpnroute \! -o tun0 -j REJECT -g vpnroute transmission-gtk This is to force transmission to only use ...
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Consecutive commands in crontab

I'm running a software which needs specific rights for different subfolders. Therefore I'm using crontab to update those rights permanently. On one server I'm using a perl-script which groups all the ...
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Force permissions on directory

I'm working on Ubuntu Server 14.04 and I'm trying to set up an AFP share with Netatalk. So far so good aside from the privileges to the files inside the shared directories. I want to set up a system ...
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FTP server help

I have an FTP server. Whenever I create folders using any machine, I cannot write inside the folders. This occurs even if I try to copy an entire folder; the contents still cannot be written. I am ...
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File sharing lost when upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04

Something strange happened when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. I have three partitions on a connected hard drive that were all shared in 12.04. After upgrading, I only have one shared. The other two ...
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MMV doesn't execute in bash script (only if run by CRON)

this is my script "backup.sh": #!/bin/bash date=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y_%r") mmv -r "uploads/temp/*" "#1\ '$date'" mv /ftphome/uploads/temp/* /ftphome/uploads/arch/ My dir structure is like that: ...
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Setting Up A Local Dev Enviroment

I am making a failed attempt at setting up a local development environment on my computer. I have successfully install Ubuntu on a 1TB drive and installed several other things to help my get going. ...
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Unable to download drivers, wifi disconnected!

My wifi connectivity went dead after the getting an error "(32) insuuficient privileges. I did a complete reboot but the OS still is in need of some crucial updates permissions for which I am being ...
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Ubuntu Server Ubuntu User FTP Write

I'm setting up my first linux web server (coming from iis). I've set up an Ubuntu server on AWS (EC2), have logged in & have installed LAMP. I now want to set up a new site which I wish to ...
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Script: Invalid username and permissions denied

I am trying to write a script that creates multiple users from a text file and then add them to the group I created called "interns". I want to set a default password of "AIST2330PASSWORD" and then ...
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Copy of the file /bin/sh not executing as expected

I have Ubuntu installed in VirtualBox on Windows 10 only for two days, so this may sound silly. I have a reasoning problem somewhere and I don't know why. I copied the file /bin/sh to my own ...
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Non-sudo location for script

I'm trying to convert a simple batch script into a package. According to my (limited) understanding of packaging, this would mean that I would store the script in /usr/bin. The problem is, the batch ...
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php permission denied on ubuntu webserver

I have an Ubuntu web-server on Ubuntu Mate 15.10, with php-fpm, and nginx 1.9.3. I tried to do some simple file IO today, but got: failed to open stream: Permission denied from ...