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

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cannot access copied folder in htdocs of lampp in ubuntu?

I want to move my web content from window 7 to ubuntu 12.04. So I copy my web content and move it to my /opt/lampp/htdocs folder, then I have change the folder permission using :: 1) sudo -s 2) ...
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how can I recursively run chmod -x?

So I have my music collection living on my 12.04.2 server. This Collection has traveled with me over the years from a Windows machine to a MacBook Pro, and then finally to where it is today on the ...
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file permission for website root dirr

I have set up a new site on Ubuntu 13.04 with Apache2. The virtual host is set up and working fine. I am getting an error in my Wordpress migration that says the root directory is not writeable by ...
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Permission for mongodb user problem

I am going to install mongodb on Amazon ec2 ubuntu 12.0.4 linux server and change the default location of the mongodb. I searched the internet and saw a lot of article that tell the user to use. For ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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Can't execute scripts on a mounted driver

When I want to execute some programs I get a message which say Permission is denied. The files are allowed to be executed, and I use sudo. example: # ./configure bash: ./configure: Permission denied ...
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How to change permission of /root/opt while it is owned by root

I want to change the permission of the folder "opt" and "usr". It is owned by root. I can't change the permissions at this moment because it's showing "You're not the owner, so you cannot change the ...
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Cannot access /etc/hosts

I cannot open my /etc/hosts file. I would very much like to, I have tried logging in as root and changing the ownership and changing the permissions, please help. When I try to open the file I get: ...
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Remove ALL PRIVILEGES from an user group and Allow it to open only one program and read one directory [duplicate]

Hi, I need an user group to only be allowed to use gthumb and read from only one folder/partition which I will decide. Please can you let me know how to do this?
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Unrar: Resulting files vanishing

Ok, so I have a directory which contains a whole load of folders containing RAR files, which I'd like to use a script to recursively unrar. The script I have seems to work (extracting the resulting ...
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unable to delete file - rm: cannot remove Input/output error

Some file is in my NTFS file system which I can't delete. It's giving this error: rm: cannot remove `zigBqC04': Input/output error Any other files also could not be copied in that folder and ...
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RarCrack installation issues

I'm pretty new to Linux. I currently operate on Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Anyhow, a while ago while being slightly intoxicated I have encrypted a .rar file with a password and deleted the original files. ...
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Problem installing some icon themes

Downloaded a few icon themes. Some of the themes instructed me to move the icon folder to the /.icons directory. After that the instructions state to cd to the /.icons/iconthemefolder. I'm issue the ...
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Cannot delete a tar.bz2 file from pendrive

I want to delete a tar.bz2 file from my pendrive. I tried shift+delete, but nothing happened. Then in terminal I tried sudo rm command, I got the following error - rm: cannot remove `avi.tar.bz2': ...
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First full backup on USB: Permission denied

I am new to Ubuntu 13.04. I am trying to do a full backup to my USB and I have used GParted to create a partition on my USB and formatted it as ext4. It still has permission denied errors. I get ...
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How can I change permissions on external drives right after formatting with GParted? [duplicate]

Using GParted, I have formatted an external HDD to ext4. As it turns out the default is that I have no write access. How can I change permissions on external drives?
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CHMOD folder permissions to access by http

I have this ubuntu web server and I want to give permissions to access only by http but I don't want the folder to be visible to the network users. I have a subfolder were users upload some files and ...
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How can I give windows permission to one of my EXT3 partitions in ubuntu?

I have an ext3 partition I would like to share with windows. I have the ext2fsd driver for windows, which works great. I can view all of my ubuntu files from windows. The only problem is that I ...
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new file default execution permission? [duplicate]

I can't figure out why I don't have execution permissions on files I create by default. I don't think I messed with any Ubuntu permissions, it's pretty default stuff. When doing some research I found ...
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What is “chmod” and its practical aspects?

I am new to Ubuntu and I used to do everything on Windows. As much as I know Windows has "read only" file option for the user. However, in my opinion, Ubuntu allow the user to manipulate file ...
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Accidentally recursively changed all file permissions in /run (Ubuntu)

I have a home server running Myth, Apache, Samba, MySQL etc. It was late. I was tired. I somehow was one directory level above where I thought I was, and recursively gave the whole world read ...
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How to let MySQL (mysqld) to create and write to “/var/run/mysqld” directory?

I really don't understand how all those privileges work in Linuxes. To start MySQL server mysqld program has to write its .pid files to /var/run/mysqld/ directory. But we know from FHS (Filesystem ...
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Drive ownership and permission - How do I make it accessible to all?

I have an external drive on which I backed up data from another external drive using my Ubuntu 12.10 system. Now it would seem that there is a problem with folder and file permissions on the drive as ...
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MythTV backend configuration. Can't add myself as root user

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. I received the following messages: Message 1: You must be a member of the "mythtv" group before starting any mythtv applications. Would you like to ...
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don't have permission to access mac HD on dual boot MBP

I've tried changing the sharing permissions in OSX to allow my ubuntu 12.04 to access the mac hd, but it still says i don't have permission to do so while on the ubuntu boot. I also tried to find out ...
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How to change permissions on a usb stick? [duplicate]

I have two usb sticks,both are recognized automatically but when I try to write or copy files to either it comes up with error saying I do not have permission to copy to this destination folder.I have ...
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Make directory command not working

I am new to the Ubuntu. I have logged in as guest then switch to namu user and want to make directory but get error as follows: gest@ubuntu:~$ su namu Password: namu@ubuntu:/home/gest$ cd .. ...
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Permission denied while writing a file in var/www inspite of adding me to user group

I gave permissions to read and write files in /var/www to the working user(me) through the steps given in Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”?. It works fine when I try to ...
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Device links in Nautilus (Files) sidebar won't mount/unmount

I have set up my MacBook Pro 8,1 to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 + OSX Mountain Lion. After the installation was finished I changed my Linux UID to 501 so that it matches the UID on the OSX install. I ...
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How to secure system users which only runs application processes?

I created a system user through adduser command for use in an application I installed. This user is supposed to run application-specific processes and such (think of postgres system user doing nothing ...
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How to hide a code from myself until a specified time [closed]

Essentially, what I need is some way to generate and store a random string (20 characters long, say) for some period of time, such that there is no way for me to recover the string until the end of ...
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Add www-data to alternate group

I am working with two users: me and www-data. Each user has their own group by default. I want to be able to easily grant read, write, and/or execute permissions to both users, without giving the ...
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How do I remove permissions on an external drive in 13.04?

I have two old hard drives from my MacBook that I would like to get usable files off of. The problem is I don't have permission to access the files unless I do gksudo nautilus, which means I can't ...
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Is IT possible to make a ext4 external HD completely open?

I bought a new external HD in order to use it like a usb key to exchange files between different computers, and I formatted it using ext4 The problem is that everytime I upload some files I have to ...
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Install Mobile Partner in Ubuntu 13.04 without download

I have Huwawei E303 HSPA Dongal and it has already provided software for Linux.But I cant install it. This is Dongal ...
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How to access a /media folder that has been mounted from a external hardrive?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I have installed Apache, php5. I have configured two sites folders in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default One is the in /home/me/www and the other is on the external ...
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chown -R user:user .* changes permissions backwards: is this the correct behaviour?

I got into a lot of trouble when changing the permission of a folder myfolder residing in /. I issued the command sudo chown -R luca:luca /myfolder/.* My intention was to change ownership of all ...
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Where is dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit [duplicate]

I am not able to find dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit?
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(Steam) Mount ext4 partition with exec permissions

I have most of my disk space in an ext4 partition which I automountt on startup through fstab. The corresponding line in fstabis this one: /dev/sda9 /media/rest ext4 users,user 0 0 Now I'm ...
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Everything seems fine, but “Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.”

My laptop is set up with separate Win7 and Ubuntu partitions. I set up my Dropbox to link to the default folder inside the Win7 partition, but it was complaining at start-up about not being able to ...
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Can I allow a standard user to execute only certain sets of command in terminal? [duplicate]

Can I create a whitelist of commands that a standard user can execute in the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop? I don't want to block the terminal for the standard user.
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Standards accounts are able to get root access using sudo without password request

I have installed a particular software using the installer present using the command sudo ./install.sh. After the installation now all the accounts on my ubuntu laptop can gain root access by ...
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How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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How do I gain access to the files in the /etc/apt folder? [closed]

I need to do change a filename and copy a file to the folder /etc/apt, but the folder is locked. How do I unlock it?
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How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
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How can i prevent standard user from accessing terminal?

How can i prevent/restrict standard users from accessing terminal in ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386 ? I need to prevent standard users and administrators(not root account) in Ubuntu user accounts from ...
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permission denied to move files

i want to clear space on my computer in order to download drivers for my internet, so i tried moving files to a different location, unfortunately i dont have permission to do this, how do i change ...
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deleting a file from an user account when only the guest account is accessible

I was trying stuff and my cousin (owning applestuff) sent me a bash_profile file. I replaced it with my old profile file (the one you find in home, .profile) - I backed up the existing one as ...
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I need to use sudo for any Hadoop operation, how to change permissions?

I am self learning Hadoop, starting yesterday. For the purpose of learning, I have set up Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Pro. And I am following this excellent tutorial. Before ...