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

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CRON doesn't run tasks because “/bin/bash: /var/log/cron.log: Permission denied”

I have the following CRON task: MAILTO="my@email.com" # Begin Whenever generated tasks for: projectname 30 4 * * * /bin/bash -l -c 'cd /home/deployer/apps/project_production/releases/20150305135322 ...
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I have absolutely no access to any of my files

I had to reinstall Ubuntu due to an issue with the menus and after installing it and updating everything I have absolutely no access to anything even though I am the administrator account.
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File Permission In www/html Directory For Security

How can I give permission to directories and files in www/html for security. This files have an .js , .php , .sh extensions.They execute in www/html by apache's user(mine is www-data). When I give ...
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File permissions in /var/www not changing

For some reason I can't change the file permissions of my var/www folder or anything else inside it. I've tried using gksu-nautilus to change the permissions but it doesn't work. When I open the ...
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How to restrict users from deleting folders from cifs mounted share which is NTFS partition on Zentyal 2.2.2

How to restrict users from deleting folders from a cifs mounted share using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for mounting a cifs volume which is an NTFS partition on Zentyal 2.2.2. Mounting command given in ...
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files & directories are not share on server with 777 permission using sshfs

I am successfully mount the remote directories on my local directories, I have to created folder and files with 777 permission so others can able to access this files so that's why I used umask=000 ...
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Run cronjobs as root while Apache is running as a non-root user

im building a simple Web Application which runs on a tiny device (Odroid C1 with Ubuntu Server 14.04).. the web application will use php.. my problem is that i want to create a "Settings" page where ...
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Permission denied when chmod is set

Here is my problem: I have created a group allowed I have set it as primary-group for user1 so after typing groups I see allowed as first one on the list. I created directory via sudo mkdir dir1 ...
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How to show current permissions of a folder

I want to find out who has what permissions on a certain folder. How would I go about viewing this? The folder in question is /srv/www
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Is it possible to get any folder created within a directory is being created with 777 permission? [duplicate]

I have one requirement in which when I create a directory I want to create it with 777 permission. I did all stuff but not able to do this, anybody knows how to do this? Then please share. Suppose I ...
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No write permission in /usr/bin folder

Linux newbie here.This might be a little redundant but I didn't get a satisfying answer, so posting it again. The issue is with permissions in the /usr/bin folder. I need to install eclipse, and one ...
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How can I check the permissions of a specific group?

I've a group on my system and I don't know which permission it has. Where can I find all group permissions? I want to have an output like this: folders owned by group 'test' /home/test/Documents/ ...
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How to use the dd command to copy an .img file to an SD card?

I've been trying to use the dd command to send an .img file of mine to a partition on my SD card. The command is: dd if=/dev/sda6/media/david/desktop/stellar-unbrick.img of=/dev/sdb1 Unfortunately, ...
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Enable php pcntl: Cannot Create Regular File

I am trying to enable/install pcntl and I get the following error after running make: cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/php5/20100525/#INST@24959#': Permission denied I am sure it is a ...
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Not owner and too little free space problem

I am new to Ubuntu. I have just installed it on my computer and it says that I'm not the owner though there is only one account besides guest. Also, I previously used Windows 8 and deleted it and ...
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What be the default permissions of mysql directories in ubuntu

default permission of /etc/mysql /etc/phpmyadmin /var/lib/mysql /var/lib/phpmyadmin
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Can't use Brother MFC-J625DW scanner as normal user

I have installed Brothers Linux drivers from their website and the printer function seems to work but the scanner function will not. Running Simple Scan I get the error: Unable to connect to scanner. ...
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User Permission - Only installing from Ubuntu Software Centre

My father in law's 14 month old Dell Computer's hard drive just crapped out, I replaced it with a new hard drive and since Dell won't send him a product key for the windows 8 that he purchased them I ...
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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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weird permission for the new user

I have came across a situation where I am not sure why a user is getting weird permissions of a user that already removed from the system. I have created a user named harry and gave permission to a ...
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“apt-get install wget” installs wget with 000 permissions

I need to install wget and so I used sudo apt-get install wget, and it did, in fact, install it to /usr/bin/wget, but the permissions are all wrong (other lines for context): -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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Why are ext4 filesystems owned by root?

I formatted a flash drive to ext4 and created a new partition on my hard drive with fs type ext4. Both were owned by root and I had trouble writing files. Why does that happen? Also, if that has no ...
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How to permanently change permissions for /dev/ttyS0

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and works fine, but I had to installed VirtuaBox to guest Windows XP which is essential tu run an application that dialogues with an alarm set by a USB-to-Serial adapter. ...
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No sudo or root access anymore [duplicate]

I'm afraid I locked myself out of the sudo/root options. The one account that had sudo rights now reports that it doesn't have these anymore. How can I restore this? Do I need to use a live stick?
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How do I correctly mount a NTFS partition in /etc/fstab?

After a nasty episode (my second, you'd think I'd learn) caused by unsupervised automated podcast downloads filling my entire partition, I've finally moved just ~/Music to its own partition. The ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Errors with Compiling g77

I have downloaded and installed g77 (due to specific reason) in Ubuntu 14.04, and the newer Fortran compilers have several errors when working with this program. However, when I went to test my ...
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Symbolic link permission denied, shared folder over cifs

I have synology rack , and im using one folder from my ubuntu 12.04. but I wont be able to create a symbolic link on mounted folder, getting permission denied error, below is my fstab entry ...
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Odd errors in bleach bit

When running Ubuntu and bleachbit as root I get this error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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In which directories can “nobody” user write?

In which directories can the nobody user write in a standard, out-of-the-box Ubuntu distribution? I already know about /tmp which is drwxrwxrwt, but are there any other places by default where any ...
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Is there a way to open .et files with 14 04 LTS?

I have just come over to Ubuntu and I am very pleased with it. However I have a very important file that I backed up from windows and I am unable to open it. It is an a .et file created by Kingsoft ...
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MySQL not starting in Xampp

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Xampp 5.6.3-0. I cannot get the MySQL server to run. I have tried executing these commands so far (run in this order): sudo chmod 755 /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf sudo chmod -R ...
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how to run “acpype” program?

If I want to open this program, I am giving "acpype" in the terminal and getting the following error: sslab1@sslab1-ThinkCentre-Edge72:~$ acpype bash: /usr/local/bin/acpype: Permission denied What ...
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Deluge and Apache Permission Folder

Need some help here.... i just install the deluge on my Ubuntu 14.10 vps... my problem now, the downloads folders under www-data. I already add deluge inside www-data groups. when i add torrent file ...
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How to hide the CIFS volume mounted from NTFS file system hosted on Zentyal 2.2.2

How to hide the CIFS Volume mounted from Zentyal 2.2.2. which is having the NTFS Partition Mount command given in /etc/fstab on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS //192.168.0.203/tallylinux /media/Tally11 cifs ...
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Executing C programs from HDD or PenDrive [duplicate]

So lately I've been in C programming. On trial and Error and Basis I tried Compiling(GCC) and Executing(./a.out) from my Windows' partition and Pen-drive i.e. precisely I tried executing on NTFS and ...
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i got a base rootfs, but the permissions on the files inside it it it do not make sense to me. am i missing something?

I have downloaded the ubuntu core rootfs. I have also pulled down a similar rootfs with debootstrap. I am confused by some of the persmissions in each of these base rootfs'. For example /bin/ping ...
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How to install ACPYPE and fix the error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to install acpype in ubuntu 14.04 and I followed the comments given in ubuntu program installation guide: I have followed the following commands. acpype go to the directory in which you ...
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What is “umask” and how does it work?

I believe that umask is something that controls file permissions, but do not fully understand it. After running umask 0644 in a terminal, I cannot read the files I create with the command-line text ...
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Running Python script in Abaqus in Ubuntu

I am running a python script through the scripting interface in Abaqus. It's a basic script that writes a value from each element from the abaqus simulation into a a text file. The text file is then ...
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How to auto mount a flash drive with root and read/write/execute privileges

I have an issue with mounting my Flash drive on Ubuntu 10.04 with write privileges. It's currently partitioned as Fat32 with Label KINGSTON but when I insert it into the Laptop it reads it as usb0, ...
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Unix permissions - what EXACTLY is the “owner group” (note: singular)?

I'm programming a Fuse file-system. So far so normal, didn't encounter unsolvable problems (except performance). However, I read the following articles: http://linuxcommand.org/lts0070.php ...
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Npm errors when installing packages on windows share

I have Ubuntu 12.10 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows 8 Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: ...
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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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Ubuntu on a live cd wont let me access the installed HDD

I am using a live cd running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to access my hard drives /media/(Myname) it telling me that persmission is denied. Even when i could view the files earlier. How can i fix ...
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Ubuntu does not allow me to access my HDD when using a live CD [duplicate]

A HDD failed in my computer a while ago and I am using a HDD from another computer that I had running Lubuntu. Now I have it installed in a computer where I am using a live CD and it won't let me ...
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Why doesn't chmod work on a file under /media?

I want to execute a script file from terminal but it shows error root@silambarasan-PC:/media/D-DEVELOPME/androidSdk/adt-bundle-linux-x86/sdk/tools# ./android -bash: ./android: Permission denied` so ...
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How to Recover Ubuntu default file system permissions [duplicate]

I made a big mistake.. When I trying to give some permissions to localhost project In terminal I typed 'sudo chmod -R 755 /' Now nothing work. I tried to fix this By this commands mount -o ...
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Permission of files which are in a folder doesn't change from root

I had a problem with installing Virtualenv, Python3.4 and Django 1.7, so I entered as root and became successful to install them. but know I am being encountered with permission limitations. all of my ...
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Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...