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

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Apache - the var/www has root as owner [duplicate]

I have downloaded Apache on Ubuntu by following this tutorial. It installed the Apache nicely and it is running successfully but there is one problem which is a huge one. I do not have permissions to ...
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How can I prevent VirtualBox from changing the permissions on the .vbox File?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04, and I've got a Windows 8 VirtualBox VM installed. I put the VM's folder in a shared folder (/home/sharedHome/) that has read and write permissions assigned to the ...
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Samba share for everyone inside network

I'm sure this is really easy but can get it working and don't know if it's some kind of permisson or what. I have one disk mounted as a backup disk in my "server" machine, and want to share this ...
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Mask vs. Mode - Permissions

In simple form the what is the difference between "mask" and "mode"? From what I understand is if a file has a mask of 0755 the mode of the file would be 7022 correct? It is basically inverted numbers?...
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Symlinks in /var/www/html don't work on a 64 bit machine

Strange problem. I have a 32 bit machine "A" running apache where when I create a symlink to a directory and access that link on the browser, I am able to see the contents of that directory. But on ...
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Set up permissions for a secondary user

I have a user that I want to give read and write access to a folder in my root home (/root/test) Is there a way to give them permission to only modify files in /root/test, but not /root itself? Also,...
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Prevent user from viewing and editing /var/www folders

I need to be able to restrict a secondary user that I'm creating from even viewing /var/www as it contains some sensitive information in its PHP files. Currently, the user is able to view the files (...
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Mounting a Windows folder with writing permissions in Ubuntu

Apparently the answer is here: http://superuser.com/questions/251537/mount-specific-ntfs-directory-on-linux however it is not working as expected. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Setting Up Users and Permissions for a Multi-purpose Home Server

I have decided to repurpose an old grey box computer to be a combination NAS/home media server, headless torrent server, and minecraft server. I am using this both as a practical piece of equipment ...
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Canopy Express in Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit doesn't start

I installed the 32-bit version of Canopy Express in my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit machine. I followed the installation guides here. Then when I run the program I get the following dialogue: Permission ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I can'...
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403 Forbidden clean apache2 install

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and then installed the lamp-server bundle via tasksel and the installation went fine. I had backed up the files from the /var/www/ folder and planned to just place them ...
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Undoing permission change of my entire drive

For some stupid reason I excecuted sudo chmod -R 755 /. Now none of my software will run. Can I fix this without reinstalling? And if yes, how?
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USB drive - cp: cannot create regular file, Read-only file system

I am able to copy files from a USB flash drive, but I cannot get the data (files) into the flash drive. It is showing: cp: cannot create regular file `PENDRIVE/12_angrymen.avi': Read-only file system ...
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How would I execute a .jar using terminal, permissions only does Read and write, yet not execute

The file I am trying to execute is TechnicLauncher(1).jar I have tried looking in the permissions (as mentioned before) but it does not show where it can be executed. I have also tried looking in ...
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Unable to run a command from usr/bin

Here is what I have $ ls -al /usr/bin/scala lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Aug 30 21:00 /usr/bin/scala -> /opt/scala/scala-2.10.1/bin/scala but $ scala -bash: /usr/bin/scala: Permission denied ...
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Error message when using Polipo on Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I setup Polipo today and made sure everything was configured to the best of my ability. I set it up where apt-get could access the internet through the proxy as well. When I fired up Synaptic to to ...
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pulseaudio not working : “Home directory not accessible: Permission denied”

I use Clementine and it started yesterday to refuse to play anything and display an "access denied" alert box. Same with Rhythmbox. After a while, I realized that my sound indication is also greyed ...
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Disk Quota questions

I have some problem when I'm trying to allocate disk limit for user in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS system. I use edquota to specify the amount of disk space for user after edit fstab file. Here are some ...
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Why am I getting “Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address” when starting Apache2?

I can stop it using /etc/init.d/apache2 stop But when I want to start it again using: /etc/init.d/apache2 start I get this error: Starting web server apache2 ...
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installing pptpd on ubuntu ec2

I am running this line in ubuntu: sudo apt-get install pptpd and here's the output I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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gksu -w doesn't work the way I am used to?

I have used gksu -w shutdown -hP now as a system-wide menu command in icewm, so that when a non-admin user clicked the shutdown from the menu, a password dialogue box will appear asking for the admin ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied

I know this question has been asked before, but I've been looking for a solution for a couple of hours now and nothing seems to be working. The frustrating thing is that it used to work on my ...
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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Enable file sharing amongst ubuntu, xubuntu, lubuntu ? [duplicate]

I will try to explain the scenario in a least complicated manner; I have 20 computers in here, 14 – Xubuntu (pc1, pc 2, pc 3, pc 4, pc 5, pc 6, pc 7, pc 8, pc 9, pc 10 pc,11, pc 12, pc13, pc14) 5 – ...
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How can I serve files via apache2 from an internal ntfs partition using fstab ntfs-3g?

I have apache2 setup and serving files successfully from locations such as: /var/www/example.com where ownership and permissions were set like this: sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/example.com ...
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Executing a script as another user still cause some permission trouble

I have to execute this script with PHP. The user www-data can't do it, so I modified the sudoers file: www-data ALL=(user2) NOPASSWD: /home/user2/bin/test.sh The script is executed in php with this ...
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Give the same rights to two users

Let's say I have 2 users : user1 and user2 I would like to give user1 the same permissions as user2 but I don't want user2 having the same permission as user 1. Sorry for my english. Thank you
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Directory issues with joomla install, realized I was running as root

Sorry if this is long: I'm running version 12.04, Apache web server and php 5 I am attempting to install joomla in var/www/, everything seemed to have went ok but as I was viewing my directory ...
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How to clean up aftermath from rookie ubuntu command

Here are the commands I regretfully run: sudo chgrp root /usr/bin sudo chgrp root /usr/local I had recently added a user to root group and because my user still did not have write permissions, I ...
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Owner of Transcend multimedia device changes to root, no change operations are permitted under Ubuntu

So far, when I have attached the Transcend external media player to USB port of my Ubuntu 12.04 machine, it always got mounted with the ownership of current user, permitting all write operations. But ...
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How can a user create a file without write permissions?

I have a webserver with Apache ITK, configured for a specific vhost to use a specific username within it's folder. Now, this user is an owner of the files, but has no write permissions in the folder ...
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How can we execute a terminal-command for all the subfolders, at once

I need to change ownership of my Downloads folder from root to my username. Using 'chown' and '*' wildcard I could get around with each folder and it's files but that's tedious. Anything I could do ...
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Make files in ISO image executable

I am creating an ISO image using Brasero on Ubuntu. Some of the files are executable, but as soon as I created the ISO image the files are read-only and with no other attribute. How can I retain the ...
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Give Apache2 write permissions network share

I have just installed ownCloud. I chose the data directory (default: /var/www/cloud/data/) to be on a network share on my windows server. This share is located at /home/christophe/SeagateDrive/...
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Why doesn't sudo need password when used in rc.local?

I have added sh /home/victor/startupAP.sh into /etc/rc.local and the startupAP.sh contains statement which need sudo: $ cat startupAP.sh #!/bin/bash sudo hostapd -B /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf 2&...
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1 day folder on my webserver lost permissions

I've ubuntu server 12.04. I try to upload image on one of my wp installations on this box, and I get permission error (worked perfectly few days back). I log in and check permissions and I see ...
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How to change permission external hard drive in ubuntu 12.04

I want to copy any file to my external hard drive. But always when I tried to do this I have next output: cp: cannot create regular file /media/NameOfCard/[file]' : Read only file system I also ...
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How to burn an ISO-image with root access only?

I would like to know how can I burn an ISO-image file in a directory (inside another partition) that I can only read with root permission using sudo. There is no left room, I cannot copy, move or ...
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How to force group ownership on samba share?

I have a samba server running on ubuntu server 12.04. Only one folder /sharetest is shared with group storageusers, and users user1, user2, wowza are members of it. Here is smb.conf #=================...
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Cannot create a new document in /var/www [duplicate]

I'm unable to create a new document in /var/www/ I followed this tutorial :- How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? and did as suggested, but still I'm unable to make a new document. Any ...
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Windows home server mount don't work properly

I want to permanently mount my windows home server folders. My account work properly on every windows machine and this is the first time i want to mount it on linux. For every shared folder i make a ...
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How to add permission to write to /var/www for my FTP client

I'm trying to install Tapatalk plugin on my phpbb3 forum Write method for automod is FTP and connection is successful. I think the FTP client might not have write permission to /var/www. How can I ...
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Mounted cifs share but no write permissions

Have reinstalled Ubuntu on my web dev server. On the old one I had an smbfs share setup to access a share over the local network to other Ubuntu boxes. It was setup using the following and worked fine ...
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NTFS Drive write access denied [duplicate]

In Ubuntu I tried to play with the permission of NTFS drive. I installed an app from the Ubuntu Software Center named NTFS Configuration Tool. After using it a few times, the app started to close and ...
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Adminstrators access to home directories in Ubuntu

On a shared desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.10, there are multiple users with full administrator rights. Can one administrator see the content of other administrator's account?
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Only 8 days into Ubuntu, and I did some damage

In order to eliminate some of the permissions obstacles I keep finding, I decided to make it easier on myself. I did $ sudo chmod 755 -R /usr If I knew 10 hours ago what I've learned in researching ...
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IOError(13, 'Permission denied')

I'm running a python program and I cant save any changes and I get this error message... < Function saveFile at 0x31dfb90 >: IOError(13, 'Permission denied') If you need to know any other info ...
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No Permissions for software center

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 (coming from 11.04) today. And I can't use the Software Center from the Dash. When I start it from the dash, it always says that I don't have enough permissions to ...
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/var/www owner for apache2 and ftp access

I've got apache2 running on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on an old laptop. It's on my local network to act as a webserver to help me learn PHP (and linux). The default owner for the /var/www folder (where ...