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

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Can't change permissions on extracted files Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to install a program from the *.x86_64 file but it seems I don't have the right permissions to do it. Even if I right-click and go in the "Permission" tab, when I try to change anything ...
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Permissions on automounted NTFS drive

I have an external NTFS hard drive. It automounts with rwx rights for the active user. I am able to create directories, update files, write to existing files, change names of files, etc. What isn't ...
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Lost all permissions to my NTFS partition

I have lost "Write" permission for myself, and all other permissions for 'Others' and 'Group' on my important NTFS Partition(Contains all my Data). Any amount of Chmod(ing) or using the GUI to set it ...
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Sharing Ubuntu disk to Windows over the network

I have got a HP Prolient mini sever in which I have added 2 additional 2TB Drives setup as a RAID 1 to give redundancy with the view to using it as a central repository for storing photos etc. I could ...
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Setting permissions for folders on 2nd drive Ubuntu 13.10

Running Ubuntu 13.10. Have a second hard drive and want to share folders on this drive. I can set up sharing which works for folders on the main drive, and Windows and Mac computers can see the ...
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Can't share my folders?

hi there I'd been looking for the solution but i hadnt found anyone that had the same issue. I'm trying to share a folder but everytime that I tried to do so Nautilus displays me an error. La «red ...
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How to restrict changes to file permissions?

The situation: Back to this question: Setting up shared development machine I proposed a method to create directories inside the webroot for each user in a shared environment. I think it's perfect ...
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Assining permission to www folder

Very new to Linux (Ubuntu). So getting lost each moment where this time I just installed Apache and trying to create file in www folder. But it is giving permission error. Now I don't even know how ...
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AWS FTP to /var/www access denied to write

Ok, so I just got my amazon web services EC2 server up and running with apache. When I ftp into the server using IP and KEY.pem you create when setting up the server. Everything is good, but when I ...
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Read/Write permission issues on Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install)

I'm a new Ubuntu user. After the installation I cannot copy or paste in any drive outside my Home folder. What I have to do to get permission?
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Ubuntu crash 12.04, can't shutdown system

I was working with code::blocks, while running Glut project, it complained permission denied: cant open /usr/include/GL/glut.h, so I did this sudo chmod -R 777 /usr. I then I restarted the computer, ...
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Vuze won't let me delete anything, it says permission denied

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In the Vuze downloads properties, it says Owner: root. I don't know how to change that. This has only happened in Ubuntu, not Windows.
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How do I change my username?

Some time ago when I installed Ubuntu I chose a rather stupid username for my account that I do not want to use anymore. How do I change this (including the name of my home directory) without ...
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command line: How to give right to log in using ssh to user?

To learn some server management I just created a new Ubuntu 12.04 server. Since I only had a root account I created a new user with adduser kramer65. I now want to ssh into the server using that new ...
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How to delete file with permission?

This is output of ls -l of the file. ?????????? ? ? ? ? ? Es0g00og0QEX-psLsdocmdfj9skdL (Filename is Red color) It's a file in /fscache/cache under /data of my Ubuntu home station. I used root user ...
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Executable files on my computer cannot be executed and cannot be run by terminal

I'm really new to ubuntu and linux, so everything has flown straight over my head, but this problem is obviously not normal. I've looked all over the place for a solution to this problem, but all the ...
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udisks2 cannot create folder in /media/

I cannot mount devices showing up in nautilus listed under devices. Error creating directory `/media/<myusername>': Permission denied I belive this is a udisks2 (permission) issue ... > ...
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Ownership of second internal hard drive

I can open nautilus file manager as root and tried various tutorials on this site but still having the same problem every time. I'm able to right click then select properties as root on my second ...
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I can't do anything as root anymore

I've used alt+F2 and then gksu nautilus to change permissions in some root folders. That was at least the goal. Even after opening Nautilus as root I wasn't able to change the permissions so I decided ...
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Editing fstab to allow permissions

I'm simply trying to run an html file, but when I try ./filename.html I'm given "permission denied" instead. I've searched the internet and found that my fstab currently contains noexec. Since that ...
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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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Why do octal permissions start with 40?

I just installed nemo and I am displaying the octal permission field. The permissions are things like 40755 and 100755. I am familiar with the last three digits (755) and I assume those are rwx ...
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Getting “You do not have permission to copy this file” while importing files from Android

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Windows 7 and I've downloaded all the restricted extras. But, still when I try to copy .mkv files from my android phone to my hard drive, I'm ...
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Hard drive (hfsplus) will not allow me to chown or chmod

I tried chmod and chown, neither worked and I got a message like this, repeated for every file in the drive. chmod: changing permissions of ‘folder/filename.id’: Read-only file system failed to ...
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How does security differ between any two standard users?

If we take two standard users, so ignoring admin/sudos, are the security limitations between one user and another down to their respective file permissions? So what Alice can do in the system vs ...
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Solving /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) with “are you root?” error

Error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? So, I've seen this error crop up ...
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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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What are the risks of running Nautilus as root?

Whenever I try to access files outside my home directory I get a permission error. People keep recommending running Nautilus as root by running the following commands in a terminal: sudo -i nautilus ...
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root folder access via gui

I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file ...
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Changed all files and folder permissions to 755 and can't log in [duplicate]

I accidentally ran the command sudo chmod -R 755 while trying to run LAMP. I was getting a 403 permission error so I tried to fix the permissions. I'm running ubuntu 13.10 and now I can't log in ...
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Login as another user via terminal without root permissions

I work at a small company and use Putty on a windows machine to tunnel into our file server as "root." It is a very simple file server running Samba with about 30 users. Each user has distinct ...
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How to log in as guest user via terminal?

I need to login as a guest user via a terminal for experimental purposes for checking the working of one of scripts. I know I can log in as a different user using su username or su - username. ...
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How can I restrict users from deleting files?

How can I restrict user from deleting files? The user should have read and write rights, but the delete rights should be denied. In Windows the same task can be done easily, but I don't know the way ...
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How to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/

I was trying to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/ for fixing the brightness issue. But I am unable to do that as there is no option to save GRUB file after edit. This may be due to some permission ...
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How to Create Text Files with user execution bit set automatically

The closest I got was umask to change the default permissions set for files/folders. However, umask doesn't seem to allow enabling the x bit for files: The base permissions for directories are 0777 ...
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Ubuntu, messed up default group ownership

I've setup btsync on my pc and in order for it to access the folder I wanted to sync I had to set it's owner and group to btsync. I did so by running sudo chown -R btsync:btsync ~/sync. Or at least, I ...
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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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Broken file permissions when using ubuntu as guest system (vmware)

I'm using ubuntu as guest system on my vmware and I've got following problem: If I copy files from the host system (windows) into the shared folder sometimes it happens that the file permissions are ...
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Can't access apache error logs

My Ubuntu vitual server wen't offline. I rebooted it and now want to debug what happened. I can browse to /etc/log but if I try cd apache2 it says Permission denied. I'm sure my user account has ...
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permission to write in root/usr/share/kde4/apps [duplicate]

i am trying to just do basic theming.. there isnt an install button for "Desktop Theme" so i am trying to copy the files to root/usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme but get access denied message every ...
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Create a sort of snapchat

Maybe what I'm trying to do is not really legal but it's for my boyfriend, I just would like to send him pictures in the snapchat way. It means that I would impose a picture on his screen for a while ...
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Permission of a .desktop file

Need some clarification about the permissions of .desktop files. I can see all the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/ owned by root have permission, -rw-r--r-- also examples.desktop at ...
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All created files on a NTFS partition with User Mapping defaults to root owner

I've just migrated to Ubuntu from another distribution, and where previously my NTFS partitions worked with the addition of a User Mapping file, now all the newly created files will have the owner set ...
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What GID number assigning policy does have Ubuntu so I can asign my organization GID without conflict?

In order to assign fixed GID for departments in my organization, I would like to be sure not to choose an GID that would be selected in the future for another reason (like a new system group for a new ...
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Apache permissions

I have changed my DocumentRoot to ~/www. The permissions of it are 0774. I have added the www-data user to my user's group and the owner of ~/www is my own user and group (user:user). The problem is ...
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Double click not working on files not owned by logged user

I don't know if this is the normal behaviour, since I usually own all files that I use. I cannot open files that are owned by another user using double click in Nautilus. I can select open with ...
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Windows e Ubuntu sharing folders

First I don't speak English very well. And I could not resolve this problem on the forums of my country. In my house I have 1 computer with Ubuntu e 2 with Windows. When I try share folders of the ...
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What permissions would change if I change umask to 027 from 022?

I have just started using Lynis(lynis is a software, please don't think I have misspelled linux).After running it, I was suggested to set umask in /etc/login.defs and /etc/init.d/rc to 027 than the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server - Default directory permissions

I am new to linux and I installed linux for web server purpose with apache2. I have created a new directory /var/www/mysite. My main problem is that each new file I create has read only permissions ...