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

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Remote Access to Ubuntu (as guest OS) from Linux Mint (as host OS) in VirtualBox with ssh

I'm trying to access remotely to Ubuntu virtual OS from the host OS which in this case is linux Mint. My Ubuntu version has no GUI, just a terminal interface. And change the network setting in ...
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Unable to move files even as root

I run PCs with Ubuntu 12.04, and the symptoms are consistent from two different PCs. I have a backup server, and normally have no issues with copying files there. Recently, I moved some files to ...
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freeradius with active directory

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am trying to integrate Freeradius with Active Directory. I have successfully installed freeradius on Ubuntu and I can run it in debug mode. I am then ...
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Cannot edit php5.fcgi owned by Me with RWX owner permissions

Ok, I kind of thought I understood Linux permissions and then I encountered this one. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a virtualbox on my Windows 7 pro laptop. All udpates are applied to windows, ...
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How do I get my Roccat Lua mouse fully working on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit?

I added this repository and installed the roccat-tools package as per this guide and added my user to the roccat group. I could run luaconfig and make changes but when I clicked "Store in device" I ...
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My password is in a configuration file. How do I prevent read access to other users on the system?

I am trying to use ssmtp as my command line mail application as proposed in this answer. One of the steps is to put my mail account password in a file /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf. Since the file has read ...
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Change visibility of files for non-root users

I have a file that is only visible in root mode. I want to make it visible for non-root users. I added permissions such that the maximum of person can read, write and execute it (even if only read ...
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Windows 7 & 8.1 -> Ubuntu 14 - Folder Sharing

NOOB LINUX user here... Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a Intel NUC. Everything configured and working. I have a 4TB EXT USB 3.0 drive that I want to use as my HTPC data drive. Installed SAMBA ...
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File ownership changes on save for “some” files

On my server, I have two accounts; one for me and one for my wife. We both share the same group as our primary group. For simple text files, when I own the file and she edits and saves that file, ...
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What is the “sticky bit” (t permission) and why does /tmp have it?

The output of the command ls -ld /tmp is: drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp So I have two main questions: What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I know /tmp is used ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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How to run a Chromium app as root?

I need to use either the Text or Caret editor apps to edit files in /var/www/html. My changes aren't saved (I think) because of a permissions error. I think I need to run the application as root user ...
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How to edit a file which is outside my own user folder with a Chrome(ium) app?

I'm using the LXDE desktop environment (trusty 14.04), the Chromium browser and the Text editor app. The problem When I edit a file under my username (/home/henrywright) everything works fine, but ...
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Setting files and directories to match umask setting recursively

Is there a way to go into my home directory and recursively set files and directories to match my umask setting? The issue is, way back when I started using linux, I didn't understand permissions. In ...
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Permission denied apache even after chmod

I am trying to setup my LAMP server on ubuntu when i am about to change mod chmod of the files in the /var/www directory but when i try : sudo chmod 0644 www/* -R and sudo chmod 0644 www -R ...
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Remove sudo password when connecting to *new* WiFi network

So currently when my non-admin user tries to connect to a new WiFi network (e.g. at a cafe say) NetworkManager prompts for the admin user's password. Is there a way to turn this off and to allow the ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...
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fatal: could not create work tree dir 'metasploit-framework'.: Permission denied

I am following this guide. I am doing this: cd /opt git clone https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework.git cd metasploit-framework When I am doing : git clone ...
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How can I chmod 777 all subfolders of /var/www?

I’m running a webserver and FTP server, wherein /var/www is bound to /home/user/www. I set both directories to chmod 777 (which is fine since it’s for testing only). I can upload files into ...
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permiss in Apache2 Ubuntu

Please help me for permiss in Ubuntu. I setup Apache2 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I was config documentRoot to /mnt/Data/public_html I was changed owner: sudo chown -R user_name:www-data ...
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`sudo chmod +x *` caused me cannot open anything

Today I used sudo chmod +x * -R in my $HOME folder, actually I didn't want to use it in $HOME folder, it was an accident. Afterthat I tried to use sudo chmod -x * to fix it. But now, I couldn't open ...
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Why Can't I View Files In FTP Server

Why can't I view files in my FTP server? I have tried FileZilla: Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.123:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 220 I'm Not Home ...
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Sharing folder with VM through libvirt, 9p, permission denied

An Ubuntu Server 14.04 Host hosts an Ubuntu Server 14.04 guest via libvirt/qemu-kvm. The system runs fine, but - as guest - I have issues writing to a shared folder (<filesystem>) that drive me ...
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Not able to create user on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I'm sorry this post is so long, but I wanted to make sure that all the stuff that might be relevant was readily available. I've been trying to create a new user account on my laptop, and, even though ...
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Ubuntu NFS - /var/nfs requires sudo

So I have setup a NFS client and server both running on Ubuntu server. The server is 14.04 and the client is 14.10. Not that it is related, but these are virtual servers on digitalocean. I have ...
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How to change the permissions of the sound devices so only audio users can read and write

Summary: I want to know how to change the permissions of my sound devices so that only my user can read and write to them. I thought this could be accomplished by chmod 0660 /dev/dsp* but /dev/dsp* ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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Changing permissions for folders and files in /var/www/?

I am quite new to ubuntu and I have been trying to install BuilderEngine a content management system to my ubuntu server 12.04 lts I have figured some things out but I am stuggling with permission for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 confusion about permissions and network sharing?

Thanks for reading, I'll try to explain what I am trying to achieve, what I have achieved, and what is confusing me! I have all my media stored on my desktop, on which I have just installed Ubuntu. I ...
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Home directory permissions preventing ssh key authentication on Ubuntu Server 14.10

I have ubuntu server 14.10 with an SSH server on it, and have password authentication working fine from my System76 darter laptop running Debian Sid. I want to switch to rsa-key authentication. On ...
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Why is 777 assigned to chmod to permit everything on a file?

I was asked in an interview why it is that 777 is assigned to take all permissions for a file. Why not 555? He said that there is reason for everything. So, what is the reason for 777? Why not any ...
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Chown-ed windows partition

I need some help, if you could have a look. I have a laptop dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I was trying to share some files on my home network, both from my external hard drive, and from ...
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Calibre can not send book to Kindle

I don't know why but Calibre stopped sending working with my Kindle on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. Till a few time ago everything was working just fine, but now whenever I connect my Kindle and try to send ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting freezing on “Booting system without full network configuration…”

I have Asus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 on it, the problem start after I change the permission of /etc which result that I can't execute the sudo commands when I tried to change the permission I got this ...
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incron tab won't fire

I'm trying to get incrontab running, but it won't work. This is the error I get: access denied on ~/propt/apo/feeds - events will be discarded silently and this is the line in incrontab I want to ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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Making an application only visible to a certain user

I am new to Ubuntu and have recently installed applications through software center. These applications are visible and usable to all users, but I only want them visible and usable to me. How can I ...
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How can I copy files from my external drive onto one of my partitions?

I would like to mention that I am completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I wanted to reinstall window 7 on my laptop but someone suggested Ubuntu since it's free, faster and safer. I let ...
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403 Forbidden on Apache 2.4

I've read the answer at Apache2: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /dir/ on this server as well as all of the related questions and none of the solutions seem to work. I'm trying to ...
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Allow users to set higher (lower?) nice levels

I want to allow users to set a nicelevel lower than 0 (and any nice level really) in my system. I'm testing by logging in again as a user of the affected user group after I set the change and trying: ...
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When I try to acess my websitefolder in Ubuntu Im getting a blank page

I recently installed Ubuntu and I'm a php developer. And I'm trying to use Ubuntu for this purpose. I already installed mysql-server and phpmyadmin and I can already access the localhost. And also ...
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Cannot edit group-owned files as user belonging to that group

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server on Digital Ocean. I'm trying to make it so I can edit files in /srv/www from my normal user account, without needing to be root. Currently, /srv/www is owned ...
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Why I cannot create a folder inside wherever I want

I am the administrator of my computer. I have created my first account as ilhan. However when I go to /var/www/ it says that the owner is root etc. And I cannot create a user there. What should I do ...
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File permission problems with vsftpd and filezilla

I am having the same difficulty as others have had with vsftpd. I have read the posts but cant figure out how to fix this. When I use Filezilla to upload a file to an ubuntu server, I get: Response: ...
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How to allow php5-fpm to execute user files without implicitly changing permissions every time?

I recently switched to Ubuntu. One of the tools I frequently used was XAMPP. When I installed LAMP stack on Ubuntu I noticed a major performance increase and was quite please with it. However, after ...
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403 Forbidden Error after changing LAMP Apache root/ www directory

I installed and set up all the LAMP services, and got it working from the www folder, thing it though I need it to point to a folder in my Dropbox (on the same partition) I modified the ...
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Will creating a directory inside a system directory with 777 permission cause security vulnerability?

Can creating directories with 777 permission inside system directories cause any security weakness? For example, say I open a directory called Custom inside /usr/share/backgrounds/ and give it 777 ...
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Permissions on a messed up OS X hard drive

I'm trying to help a mate recover some files from a failed hard drive from his Macbook Pro. This drive is only recognized using Ubuntu/Linux. I can go to his user folder open that but when I click on ...
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sudo chown -R $OWNER:$OWNER command error

When I try to create new domain on Ubuntu 12, I used these commands: sudo mkdir -p /var/www/domain.com/public_html sudo chown -R $OWNER:$OWNER /var/www/domain.com/public_html but my mistake when I ...