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

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Correct way of mounting a Windows share

I mounted a Windows share to my Ubuntu 11.10 system via adding the following line to the /etc/fstab: //serveraddr/sharedfolder /mnt/foldername/ smbfs credentials=/home/myname/.smbpasswd 0 0 using ...
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Cannot set file permissions

I am trying to set file permissions for a folder named Sales. I am doing a school project and I want to give a tutorial regarding file permissions. I am using vmware workstation and when I go on ...
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I accidentally made my file system read only. How can I change it back?

I accidentally locked my Ubuntu System. Now everything is read only. The closest i can remember which might have done this is, I was trying to change the authority of a fstab symllink with chown -h ...
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How to become administrator again [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? Well I was messing around with the user accounts and I noticed that my account was listed under "administrator". I knew that ...
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How do I add myself back as a sudo user?

I clean-installed Ubuntu 11.10 today, and then installed VirtualBox. This required me to add myself to the vboxusers group, and since 11.10 seems to no longer have a graphical app to add users to a ...
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How to run application under different user

I am using 11.04. I have two users. (User1 and User2). Could you please tell if it is possible to run Firefox or any other browser with another User's profile. Let say, I am using User2 to access ...
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Run jnlp applications with root permissions

There is an application called KeyToolIUI, a java application that works with certificates, I want to give to it the root permission to be able to edit cacerts, when I am trying to run it from ...
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How to change xorg.conf file with permission?

I want to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but I can't save the file. It says "permission denied." How can I edit the file?
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Adding user to a group - Why had to reboot?

I was not able to access the VirtualBox shared folder, so I made the user part of the vboxsf group. But, still not able to access it. Rebooting the guest resolved the problem. Is it a bug? A reboot is ...
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Can not read OpenPGP card as non-root?

Same OpenPGP card and reader setup were working fine on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. After upgrading to Ocelet with a clean install I ran into the basically the same issue this guy posted about here. To ...
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Configuring Permissions for FTP and Apache

I have a web server (Apache2) that i access with FileZilla. On my web server i have a dir /home/admin/www that i binded to /var/www. So i can access it with FTP. This works perfect! But everytime ...
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Backup partitions belong to root, how do I fix it?

I've did a clean install of Ubuntu on my Notebook. I created 3 partitions, swap, the ubuntu partition, and a backup or files partition (located in /media/Backup). The thing that I don't understand is ...
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Bluetooth Permission Denied (13) error [closed]

After upgrade to Oneiric Ocelot, my Bluetooth is broken. It can recognize the device (my phone) and "Pair" with it (exchange passcodes) but when I try to Send Files to my phone it fails with ...
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How to set user rights in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) I remember having a list of options of what a user can do in previous versions. For example, I want a standard user to be able to ...
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mount -o rw,<user> /dev/src1 /media/<mount-name> not working

I have burned the ubuntu iso distribution on my flash drive and I boot into ubuntu from the flash USB drive. Note that I am using the option 'Try without installing ubuntu' while booting. The problem ...
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Cannot change file name on desktop

I cannot change the name of a file/directory on the desktop through right click on the icon. The name becomes selected, but I cannot type in it. This has also happened in the past with some versions ...
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Give permission to user ONLY to install applications

I've been using linux for 6 years, but only now I had the task of creating 2 accounts into one PC. Those 2 accounts are Admin(Mine) and User(My Mother's), the problem is, when she tried to install an ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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How to do i put all my files where the paste function have been disabled?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I need to install Groovy graphics builder. I downloaded from here. The site says to do two things : Drop all jar files into $GROOVY_HOME/lib Drop the scripts into ...
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group access to directory

On my webserver i have a directory www that has the permission drwxrwxr-- and user:group root www-data so that apache can access it. Now i have added my account to the group www-data with sudo ...
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Change XAMPP's htdocs web root folder to another one

I'm trying to change the XAMPP's web root default directory /opt/lampp/htocs to another one like /home/me/Dropbox/public_html without success. I've edited the file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf # old ...
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Giving a single user write permissions

I want to grant a single user write permissions to a directory owned by root over command line. With chmod, it seems that I can only change the permissions for owner, group and other, not for a ...
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How to downgrade user permissions on a java app after opening port 80/443

I'm a Java developer writing a web app (Jetty server). Are there any guides out there are how I might downgrade user permissions using Java? Most native Linux apps will start as root, open ...
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Error after upgrading Bugzilla from 4.0 to 4.0.2

I had a good working new installation of Bugzilla 4.0. I have upgraded to version 4.0.2 using the patch. Everything went ok until I had to clear the shutdownhtml field in the Params page ...
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How to access executable in a seperate partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS partition? I have just started using Ubuntu and I have my hard drive set up with an Ubuntu partition, a Windows 7 partition and a much ...
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creating .deb package but bad permissions into destination folder

I'm building a .deb package for my latest game, http://sundaycoders.host-ed.net/download.html. Everything is OK concerning files locations, menu entries and icon once deb package has been installed. ...
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Getting root access to a hard drive connected via USB?

Friend's old laptop running ubuntu has 'died' (too old to be worth repairing), but he wanted to save some family photos from the hard drive, so I took the drive out and connected it to my ...
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Why can't I open files and locations across a home network?

I have figured out how to get my two Ubuntu 11.04 machines to see each other, and I can look through shared files but when I go to open say a song in a shared music file I get an error message saying ...
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Allow/Deny a user from binding a range of ports

As it is, Linux fails to bind ports < 1024 for any user other than root. How do you blacklist or whitelist ranges of ports for specific normal users, so that they can not bind them, in the same ...
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Add user that can read / write a root, www-data files

How can I do that? I got user amira on my Ubuntu 11.4, I want him to able to see / read / write a root user files such as /etc/* and apache files
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Read Only usb stick that won't let me do anything to it

Somehow I messed up and accidentally made my usb stick into a read only file system. I have tried a bunch of things to delete the files, including the basic (rm -f myfile) and attempting to allow ...
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How do we know that a directory is apache writable?

I've been told that I should create a images folder and an assets folder, and that I needed to make sure that: "they are apache writable". I've also been told to make the app/runtime directory ...
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tar: Backing up an encrypted /home folder?

After some trial and error, I've managed to backup my Ubuntu 10.04 workstation and it's time for my Laptop. It also runs 10.04, but has an encrypted /home folder. Running the below snippet as root ...
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Skype crashes if run with normal user - no problem with root

Running skype on AMD64 : linux32 skype. If I use a normal account to connect skype, it crashes upon connecting, at the exact moment it is trying to play a sound file. My console then displays Aborted. ...
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Changing permissions on serial port

I'm using the Arduino IDE in Ubuntu, and am having issues with the serial port. It has worked in the past, but for reasons that may be unnecesary, I felt the need to change the ownership of some of ...
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How to enter to the directory with 'cd' command if it has 700 permission

I tried to use sudo cd name_of_dir but getting following error message: sudo: cd: command not found. Is there any other way to open a directory which has 700 permission?
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“Lock” one specific file so that I nor root no longer have access to it any more

To combat procrastination, I edit my /etc/hosts file by adding time-wasting websites and pointing them to localhost. However, the flesh is weak and I often find myself reverting my changes. I was ...
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why is access denied when I run hwinfo

I recently had someone install ubuntu on my laptop and something just doesn't feel right about it. I am a newbie and don't really know what I'm looking for or how to look for it. after trying to make ...
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How do I mount a drive so that it is readable by me?

I'm working with over SSH with an external hard drive connected by USB. I know I can manually mount a drive with the following command: sudo mount /dev/sdc ~/dirToMountTo The problem is, if I ...
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“Line 302 Permission Denied” error while installing VMware Player

The Problem For an Operating Systems Architecture course at University, we are required to use VMware Player 3.1.4 for class assignments. I currently run 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, and have recently ...
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“Could not update ICEauthority file” after login (independent of gnome)

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 64bits in my new computer, and I got this two messages after login: and I've tried to login with classic gnome, and safe mode, but got the same messages. Any ...
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File not marked as executable

I'm trying to install a game that has a two-CD installation, and I get this error message: The file '/media/FREESPACE_1/Setup.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied ...
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How do I assign multiple users on a single machine distinct access rights on the same cifs-share? [closed]

On a NAS (Synology) I created two groups, parents and children. The parents group has the users father and mother, in the group children I added a user son1. Furthermore I created the shared ...
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How to copy themes?

I tried to do something similar to this: How can I install 10.10's Light Themes in 10.04? I installed the updated .deb, and then I took the /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/* from a 11.04 machine and ...
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Change remote desktop permissions from the command line (remotely?)

I can ssh into my desktop at work and work at the command line, but I would like to use a remote desktop protocol to check on some of the programs that I left open and running. I have not set up ...
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How can I control access of mounted files to other accounts?

When I mount files via cryptkeeper and truecrypt they show up on the desktop of admin account but also guest and family accounts. How can I stop mounted files and hard drives to appear and being ...
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Permission denied error in transmission after formatting drive to ext4

I use transmission to download torrents to /media/serier/ (so not my home folder). I did this before and it worked, but after formating my drive to ext4 I get a permissions error. This is what I get ...
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Permissions being reset when server restarted [closed]

Hi I am using WordPress on my VPS, I've given permissions to my user to the public_html folder so automatic updates and the like can work, but every time I need to restart the server it seems the ...
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Give apache permission to write to /home/*/www/ directories

LAMP server newbie here: I have a web server (on a VPS that I have full root access to), in which I'm setting up a few users with websites for. I have apache2 and php set up, and I have manually ...
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How can I prevent users from accessing the root directory?

While still allowing my account to access the root directory. I've tried adding myself to the root group with $ sudo adduser myaccount root but when I do $ sudo chmod o-r /etc followed by $ cd /etc $ ...