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

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Give files user permissions

I'm having a hard time solving this problem. write a shell script to check the executable rights for all the files in the current directory. if the file doesn't have the user executable right then ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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File Permissions and umask [duplicate]

I am new to linux in general and have figured out the different programs belong to different groups. I can easily solve my own problem by typing sudo all the time. But I'd rather understand the why of ...
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How can I gain ownership of a partition which mounts on boot up please? Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm a relative newbie. Ive done a bit of systems editing but only by copying scripts and seeing if they work - ie trial and error I've created a ext4 partition. Gparted confirms (mount point: /media ...
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What is the mechanism behind the Ubuntu GUI shutdown option?

Please correct me if I am wrong. When we try to shutdown or reboot from terminal by using sudo init 0, sudo init 6( or any other command for the same purpose ) commands we need be root to perform ...
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Permission Issues with /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt

When trying to curl or git clone something over HTTPS as a regular user, it fails with the error: fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/mikemackintosh/xxx/': Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? ...
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mounting remote using sshfs

I'm trying to mount a remote server to edit some project i used to do that on windows using winscp. Now I'm using xubuntu and trying to mount a remote filesystem to my pc. I'm using this command to ...
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Disable tightvncserver for a certain user

I don't want user "test" connect to my server with tightvncserver. How I disable this command only for this user, while allowing it for user "myuser"? What I've done so far: I added user "test" ...
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How do i set up permissions for apache to run fastCGI programs

I am trying to get Apache2.4 to run compiled fastcgi programs on an Ubuntu 14.04 based system. I am using mod_fastcgi and am getting the errors FastCGI: can't start server ...
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How do I change user ownership

I recently fat-fingered a permissions change in my /home/randy folder. When I check permissions by booting off a live session cd I see user is 1000. I can't gain access to it. Is all lost? Hey Guys, ...
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Setting up Samba Shares with users that have different read/write permisions

I have just set up a Samba Server and setting up my shares, I have a Media Share that looks like this in the config file. [Media] comment = Media path = /Media browsable = yes read only = no ...
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problem with sudo somehow disabled

This is for an Ubuntu 15.04 on a laptop (Dell inspiron 3135). Somehow the capability to use sudo got lost, and probably connected, I can no longer log in on a locked screen. There is no problem to ...
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Create nested samba shares with different user access

I am working at a small company and am the most tech-savy so I am in charge of setting up the server. I chose linux because of it being free and less malware prone. I am a novice linux user. I have ...
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Need help installing openvpn-2.3.7.zip from source

I downloaded openvpn-2.3.7.zip and unzipped it to my /home directory. Next I did the following: username@hostname:~$ sudo -i [sudo] password for username:~$ (After keying in the password I am in ...
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403 Forbidden Error LEMP

I have a nginx server running with a wordpress and Ajenti setup working like a champ. As well as gitlab and owncloud which both work, just not used. But when I try to access a new setup, opencart, ...
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File permission problem on Ubuntu Lamp server

Please don't mark it as duplicated. I've tried a lot but can't make it working. I've installed LAMP using tasksel. Everything is fine but having file permission error (While installing WordPress I ...
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permission problem while installing hadoop?

after extracting hadoop I open my .bashrc file and edit this export HADOOP_HOME="/media/hadoop/linux/soft/hadoop-1.2.1" PATH=$PATH:$HADOOP_HOME/bin export PATH then save and open new terminal and ...
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Is there any way to add myself to the sudo's file, again?

Accidentally, I must have removed myself from the sudo's file in Ubuntu 15.04. This has resulted in that I cannot use tools like chown or alike. The OS is running on my laptop, and I'm the only user ...
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How to use SFTP with PHP Storm to access server /var/www folder

I am trying to use PHP Storm with a remote server project, but unfortunately I cannot succeed in configuring SFTP. I have followed these steps SFTP www. But I still get the same error ... Write ...
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How to add write permission to a group?

How can I give write permission to a group? The problem is: when somebody creates a file in the folder, the others in the same group can't modify it. I tried chmod, but the newly created files had ...
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Chaning the ssh_configure file context

I tried to run my jar file on server with following command java -Jar file.jar I often get write fialed: broken pipe if my client computer go sleep and resume later. I want to solve this ...
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How can I mv files from another user to my Home folder (knowing the password of the other user)?

Suppose I am logged in as user A on a PC. On the same PC there is another user B. I want to move certain files from user's B home folder to A's home folder. Note that neither A nor B are sudo. ...
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Changed group on a folder now client machine has wrong permissions

I have created a new group called "sambashare" and I have added my user "fred" to this group. I have changed permissions on a directory /opt/data/admin like this: sudo chown -R root:sambashare ...
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Accidental changing of permissions to run sudo, leading to its inability to function

I ran sudo chmod 777 -R /usr/bin as I had a few programs there I wanted to be able to run with more ease, without continuously entering my root password but now /usr/bin/sudo keeps giving me an error ...
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Why I can't write a file in /tmp/ even when it is root:root and has “t” flag?

I am using the postgres user to execute some special commands. For that, I am trying the following: $ sudo su - postgres postgres$ ls -l /tmp drwxrwxrwt 13 root root 4096 jun 8 12:20 tmp ...
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Unable to save file to ntfs partition from windows

I changed the fstab entry for my windows(NTFS) partition to /dev/disk/by-uuid/E87231007230D552 /windows-partition auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,permissions,users,auto,exec,umask=0022,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 ...
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Add files to /var/www/ [duplicate]

I just installed lamp-server^ and wanted to try it I created a php file but I was not able to move it to /var/www because owner of that folder is root I managed it using terminal (I logged in as ...
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Undoing sd cards write protection [closed]

my sd disk wont open wont format. it shows up as drive I:. it says it is write protected can any one explain to me how to un do this.
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why can not I change the permission and ownership of files in mount hard disk?

I mount a hard disk in ubuntu server with sudo mkdir /hard sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /hard then I find that the permission is 777, and the mounted files are also 777, so I want to change the ...
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Blocking users from changing wallpaper

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I wanted to stop users from changing their wallpaper, so i followed this guide: How to block the desktop background from being changed? After I ran the ...
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How to set up Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to backup an ext4 file system?

I just bought me a Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to back up data from my laptop running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried unison file synchronizer, but I got errors Failed to set ...
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How to change file permissions and then revert them back

I have a Wordpress website on my Ubuntu Server, and in order to change the theme, I need to set the file permissions. As I have read, it is unwise to permanently set the permissions to write for ...
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LDAP Users access Samba Share

Im trying to configure for school a network using LDAP and Samba (and integrating with Kerberos worths bonus points) and I have created a domain called ssar.local in which I created 3 Organization ...
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How to use mv to move a file between two partitions

I have two partitions of an external drive mounted on computer A. A's "media" folder is then mounted using sshfs on computer B. On B I can move files between the two partitions in the file manager. I ...
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LV2 plugins appear only when i am root

I can only see (and use) lv2 plugins when I log in as root. I have tried placing them in the following folders: $home/.lv2 usr/lib/lv2 usr/local/lib/lv2 When I run lv2ls i can see nothing. When I ...
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UDEV rules for FTDI not completely working

I know this question has been asked many times but I cannot make it work. I have a FTDI serial-usb converter. I have generated 10-fhss-usb.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ...
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Converting .pcap files to .txt using tshark

I am trying to convert my .pcap packet capture files generated by tcpdump into a text format. I am getting a permission error whenever I try to convert the .pcap file or even just port ">" the stdout ...
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Applications not running under root

Why are there applications which don't allow you to run them as root user? For instance, you can't run steam as root.
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Pronterface will not connect to 3D printer [duplicate]

When I click connect in Pronterface for it to connect to my 3D Printer (a Rigidbot) I get this error message: stty: /dev/ttyACM0: Permission denied [ERROR] Could not connect to /dev/ttyACM0 at ...
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Make owner of newly create files AND folders www-data instead of superuser/admin

I've been struggling with permissions so far, and posted another question but identified what the problem was, without any way to fix it yet. My setup: Ubuntu Desktop with LAMP stack 5 "users" I ...
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Setting all files and folders that will be created in a certain directory to have read and write access by 'Others'

I've recently switched my uTorrent on Windows 7 torrent download/seeding machine to a Deluge on Xubuntu machine with Samba (to allow sharing with Windows PCs). I am using Nautilus as my file manager ...
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Setting Permissions for /var/www on a local server running Ubuntu Desktop to share writing privileges with other computers on the local network

I've been struggling like hell for 3 days now, can't figure what I did wrong... EDIT 3: I think my question is more specific than I thought, so I have a new thread here: Make owner of newly create ...
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How do I get Super User access in guest

I have recently installed Ubuntu via Wubi Installer. The dual-boot works fine but when I can't login as Admin, it only allows me to enter via "Guest". To do any administrative activities such setting ...
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Can't install anything “Do not have permission”

Hey guys any time I try to install something it just says do not have permission, I just finished installing ubuntu and don’t know what happened. org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.NotAuthorized: ...
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How do I allow ImageJ to update its ij.jar file stored in /usr/share/java?

I am wondering if there is a safe and easy way to allow ImageJ to update itself by allowing it to replace its ij.jar file with a new one in /usr/share/java? Right now, an error message says "No Write ...
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Folders, shares and permissions

I want to organise my home network for my family, so: kids get their own login (probably on a Windows machine). Kids get read/write access to their own folder. Kids get read-only access to a folder ...
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CIFS: “permission denied” but (empty) file created?

From /etc/fstab: //fileserver/share /home/share cifs credentials=/etc/smb.credentials 0 0 Share exists and is successfully mounted (by the root process). Writing to the share under Windows works ...
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How to allow other users to access a mounted NTFS partition with a UserMapping file?

I can't get users other than me or root to access the files on a mounted NTFS partition. The answers I've found to similar questions usually mention to set the uid and gid options. In my situation I ...
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Is it possible to change user while logged in as guest?

before my first few questions, let me begin with a background story(tl;dr below): So, I'm setting up some new computers at my workplace for public access and I had the bright idea(and I still think ...
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Cannot read/write files from ubuntu hard drive plugged into another computer

Recently I tried to install the fglrx (AMD) graphics driver on my computer running Ubuntu 14.10. Long story short, it didn't work, and I messed up my computer pretty badly. Then I fixed it, and tried ...