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

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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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sed “Permission denied” and “No such file or directory” errors while building Clockwordmod

Whenever I execute the command build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh samsung_aegis2vzw /your/path/to/the/boot.img I get this as the output build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh: line 83: /sedcommand: ...
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Not understanding /var/www permissions [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked, but I couldn't find a solution because I'm not looking for a command to give new rights to the directory, I would like to understand it. I'm very new to ...
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Why can MySQL not use /run/shm as tmpdir?

I read that using RAM for MySQL's temporary tables should improve performance. I tried to create /etc/mysql/conf.d/local.cnf with the contents: [mysqld] tmpdir = /run/shm But restarting mysql ...
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Permission denied error after SSH login

I am having Permission denied errors after logging with non root user (which has permissions to do "sudo -i" command). I get these errors: -bash: /bin/uname: Permission denied -bash: [: =: unary ...
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Does chown command require login and logout to reflect changes?

Does chown command require login and logout to reflect changes?
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Permissions error trying to create local web dev environment in home folder [duplicate]

Hi I've been trying to create a local web dev environment in my home folder. My local LAMP is running fine, and I tried this tutorial to develop without the hassle of the permissions in var/www ...
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Can only write 0 byte files to directory (777) from linux

I find this very confusing; I have a shared (SMB) folder on a ubuntu machine. Out of frustration I set the permissions to 777, but still cannot write to the directory from another LinuxPC, other than ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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I can't connect to localhost from other computers

I can see the web pages I created in /var/www/html/ by typing localhost in URL bar. A few months ago I could even access those pages by typing my ip address from other computers, but now I am getting ...
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I am trying to save a file using the nano file editor in Ubuntu [Error writing /filename: Permission denied] [duplicate]

Using the Nano text editor, I'm trying to save and exit a file. I already have the file named. I click control+x to exit. I click y because I want to save the file, now it say file to write, Ok I'm ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Permission denied error when using easy_install

I am trying to use easy_install to install seaborn, a python package. I found however that easy_install is giving me issues for anything I try to install. I recive the following error message: [Errno ...
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Problem copy files to VirtualBox Ubuntu guest share drive

Windows 7 host system. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.12. Ubunti guest 14.05. dkms installed. Mounted share drive via VirtualBox. Checked "auto mount" and "make permanent" but did not check "read only". ...
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Getting SFTP to update Wordpress

It took me a while to figure out how to install SFTP, and set up a user, sftpwp, that was restricted to it's own home directory and to using only those commands that are internal to SFTP. I created ...
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Problems with file permissions in ubuntu 14.0 [duplicate]

Good afternoon to all Here I have a problem with permissions, use ubuntu 14.0 configured with samba. The details are in the following example: There is a folder called "isolated" contains folders ...
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Installing from Tar.gz Permission Denied

Total Linux noob. I have worked in the WinTel world as a network/sys admin for going on twenty years. Its time for me to get my feet wet with Ubuntu. Let me preface this with the following: I have ...
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Setting up new user allowed actions

I made a new user but have been trying to research how to limit their ability to make changes to the system. I am basically looking for them to having the ability to change ifconfig settings. Beyond ...
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Custom share permission to users in a samba file server

I have a shared folder in samba in Ubuntu 12.04 lts desktop, want to assign read only permission to 20 users and read-write permission to a single user, how do i do it?
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vmplayer never keep virtual machines on library? [duplicate]

I have installed "Vmplayer(version 6.0.2 build-1744117)" on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have created 3 virtual machines on my home directory. When i open vmplayer, library always empty and every time i ...
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No longer access to Ubuntu

I wanted to change permission for a folder which located in Documents using this command chmod -R 777 /folder/path/. it started to list a lot of folders following them with access denied message. ...
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I don't have permission to access this device on iftop and need to be root to run NetHogs

I have two dilemma's here: One is, I tried using iftop but it said I don't have permission to capture on that device (socket: operation not permitted) I can use ifconfig just fine. Also, I installed ...
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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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How uid and gid related to permission?

I want to know how uid and gid is related to permissions/owership? Is there any default/permanent id for root? what are standard values for uid and gid?
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localhost/cgi-bin is not working

I an novice to run ubantu. In Ubuntu 12.10, localhost/cgi-bin/hello.py is working but localhost/cgi-bin is not working and it shows Forbidden error, you dont have permission to access /cgi-bin/ on ...
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Sudo error, setuid [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I run some command series on Terminal. But at one time I ran sudo chmod 777 /usr/bin/ -R And giving some permissions on this directory. After that, I'm continue my work, ...
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Subfolder share permission on create over vbox (ubuntu host and ubuntu guest)

first time using ask ubuntu but kind of experienced user over here. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 guest and Kubuntu 14.04 host using VirtualBox for some important testing, and am trying to use a shared ...
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Changed permissions, now gnome is acting unusual

I'm the kind of guy who likes to make things easy for himself, and I believe I went too far. There was a single directory right under the / directory, but I cannot recall which one at the time, and I ...
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Sudo is also user login password - why? how to change?

When installing Ubuntu I can create a user with an encrypted folder, what I always do. Now after the installation the login password for this user is also the sudo password. Is that how it should be? ...
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How do I get full permission to my files? [duplicate]

I have run into this problem too many times. Sometimes when I'm trying to run a command on the terminal it will say "Permission Denied." How can I get that permission??
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Virtual Host in XAMPP (help)

İ want to create the Virtual Host in XAMPP. Thus I googled for it. and I did the same changes in my config files like as Virtual Host in XAMPP. But when I went http://localhost2 it say's me: ...
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Samba wont let me write to some shares

I'm pretty new to ubuntu and am having some problems with samba. I am using XBMCbuntu and I have a few shares which I share with my family and some that I don't. You can see this in my config file. ...
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Auto entering root password

In Fedora 20, there's an option when enabled, the system enters the root password whenenver a window is opened asking for root password. Is there a way to add such functionality to Ubuntu?
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permissions denied even though I'm a system admin (and the only user of the system,) when trying to access and edit .desktop files? (14.04)

When I try to save the .desktop file (for Google chrome in this instance,) I revive a message that in short states I do not have the require permissions to do this. Is there any fix for the problem at ...
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Error/Bug: “The owner could not be changed” and nautilus crashed! [closed]

Consider I have directory (let named Mydir) of which owner is pandya ($USER = pandya). Now if I browse nautilus as root (sudo) and if I click on Permissions tab of property (Alt+Enter) then Nautilus ...
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FTP/SFTP not allowing any writing

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and vsftpd. In the past my account (not root) has had full access, more or less, to either FTP or SFTP to anything on my server and edit any file that my user account could ...
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Directory with readable and unreadable files

I am root. I want to make a directory, SuperSensitiveDirectory, private so that only root can even read the files inside it and its sub-directories. There are passwords in these files, and they should ...
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Non Sudoer Access to a Kernel Module

Is it possible to access a kernel module if a user is not sudoer? I am trying to access a KVM, which is kernel module, as non-sudoer but I am getting an error: Could not access KVM kernel module: ...
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Small Modification turned into a huge problem - I think my system has been hacked [closed]

I'll try to keep this brief, but I set the permissions for /usr/bin/ to -R using chown. I later read when I couldn't seem to log in as su that this may have compromised my complete system security. ...
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Allowing a group Read-Write Access to a directory

I have two users, user1 and user2, that are both members of groupA. user2 has a folder in their home directory called folderA. If they wish to allow read-write-execute permissions for all members of ...
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How create symbolik link /dev/usb/lp* and permission change to raw print? Xubuntu 14.04

i want use a symbolic link from usb printers but i can't write to this device: $ ls -l /dev/usb/lp* crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 jun 25 14:17 /dev/usb/lp0 crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 1 jun 25 14:17 ...
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Problem in permission to execure python code for Hadoop

I have installed hadoop-1.0.3 and executed an sample program wordcount successfully in my 14.04 following this link. I tried to write program in python by following here. I have copied the ...
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Samba and Groups

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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pure-ftpd set default uid and gid for nginx and fpm

I have web application on my Ubuntu 14.04, I installed pureftpd it runs fine. Normally I create ftpuser and ftpgroup, create a new user with pure-pw and it works fine. After ftp uploads are ...
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give specific user permission to write to a folder using +w notation

I know I can assign the permission to write to an owner\group\others like this: chmod u+w myfolder Can I specify the specific user here? Some like this: chmod username u+w myfolder
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Give permission to a specific group without owning it

I have created a group named newgroup. But I didn't add my user to this group. Now I want give the write permission to this group for a specific file named sample.txt. I can use chmod if I am the ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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I can only execute calibre as root (with sudo). What should I do to be able to execute it without root privileges?

I have installed calibre, but now I can only execute it with sudo calibre What should I do to be able to execute it without root privileges, that is, without sudo? Another problem associated ...
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Opera 24 Developer for Linux will not launch

Today I downloaded the much anticipated, for me at least, Opera 24 for Linux. Very unfortunately I get an error and cannot launch Opera unless I do it as root. The following is returned unless I run ...
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why does MySQLWorkbench give access denied for the wrong user?

When I try to login with user root and port 3306 I get: Your connection attempt failed for user '' from your host to server at localhost:NULL: Access denied for user 'thufir'@'localhost' (using ...