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

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Change folder permissions and ownership

I would like the user to have full rights on this folder (as well as all sub-directories and files in it): ~/.blabla currently owned by root. I have found numerous posts (in this forum and ...
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How to run an Application as another user?

I use krusader for file management stuff. the problem is that apache's DocumentRoot should be under chown www-data:www-data /path/to/www. so using krusader (which is run under my account) I've not ...
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Can't set permissions for files on an NTFS partition

I remember that I was able to run a Linux .exe that was placed on an NTFS partition earlier before I installed 10.10 RC. But if I try to run it now, I can't run it as it hasn't the execution ...
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Cannot list Home folder

All of a sudden I can't access my home folder. I am using ubuntu 10.04. I can access the folders inside it ( Desktop, Videos etc ) but if I want to see inside the home itself ( either in Nautilus or ...
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Group share permisssions to windows clients?

On our home network we have Ubuntu 10.4 amd64 Desktop functioning as a file server and a couple of WinXP laptops. Ubuntu is not set up as a domain server, user names and passwords are synched, ...
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External hard drive permissions problem with apache since 10.04 upgrade

I have a Fat32 external hard drive plugged into my server at home and since upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 (from 8.10 - it was a bug jump!) I've been having permissions trouble with it. It used to be ...
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Used recursive chown on the root directory [closed]

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
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403 Forbidden Error when accessing enabled virtual host

When accessing a site defined in my local dev environment, I can't seem to get past a 403 Forbidden error. Under /etc/apache2/sites-available/ I have defined a file fun.local: <VirtualHost ...
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WINE users configuration

I'm rebuilding an Ubuntu system and this is a problem that I had on my original installation. The issue is this: In my home account I installed apps into Wine and all is good. However, I have a ...
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Unable to update thunderbird

I recently installed Thunderbird 3.1 from some source that wasn't the ubuntu repos. I can't remember right now where I got it from (I think it was packaged as a deb), but I'm having a problem when it ...
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Under what license is Ubuntu? Can it be legally modified and distributed?

What license does Ubuntu fall into (GPL, MIT, a mix)? Would it be legal to modify it and redistribute my modified version?
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How do file permissions work?

Can you explain briefly the main concepts and command line tools used to manage file permissions?