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

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PHP script might be prevented form uploading file because of permissions

I recently had issues with a PHP upload script that refused to move uploaded files to a permanent directory. After numerous alterations and debugging attempts to the script (that previously worked on ...
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How to grant apache2 access for PHP script to modify /media/user/[SD card on phone]?

My achievement is that the script can access /media/user folder, but for some reason it can not sneak into the mounted SD card located on the phone. Of course this can be accessed from nautilus. I ...
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Windows needs permission from Unix User\Root to delete/move in a samba share

so my samba share requires permissions from Unix User\root to move or delete files. I don't understand why. You don't need to login to access the samba share. Just need to be on the network. The share ...
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Can't start chrome, permission denied

Here's what I'm getting: $ google-chrome [5934:5934:0812/222947:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(394)] readlink failed: Permission denied [5934:5934:0812/222947:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(240)] ...
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How can I allow anyone to read/write files on a USB stick?

I've got a USB stick which is only used on Ubuntu machines, so is formatted ext4. The users on my machines have various user IDs, which means that a file created by a user on one won't necessarily be ...
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Samba could not change the permissions of folder “Network”

I'm currently trying to set up samba, and upon creating my first share, it asked if I wanted to set permissions automatically, and I said yes, and then I got an error saying "Could not change the ...
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Recommended root permissions

I think I may have gone overboard with sudo chmod -R, and I can't open a large variety of programs! I'm in the root directory at the moment, looking at the following subdirectories: drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1, can't access some websites (403 forbidden)

I upgraded my server to 14.04.1. After I restarted Apache, I discovered that some of my sites are not accessible (403 forbidden). The common denominator is that they are my Drupal sites and a group of ...
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Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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Enable php script to delete file

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my server. I am trying to delete files using a PHP script. but It does not allow me. every time I use unlink it gives me Permission Denied message. I am not allowed to use ...
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Get Access Problem as admin user

I want to access "sudoers" file and also access "su -" but I fail and get following error please check terminal output that I have tried. I am m-usman(admin) but not allow to edit or access ? :( ...
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Unable to write in folder in which my user has write access

Before I say anything, I know how permission for groups and users works. My setup is: a. my user is monkey and is in the group www-data groups monkey monkey : monkey adm cdrom sudo dip ...
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Can't execute executable in ubuntu 14.04 with a+x

When I try to run a program (eclipse) from a specific folder I get permission denied. Here is the log: > ./eclipse bash: ./eclipse: Permission denied > ls -l eclipse -rwxr-xr-x 1 torstein ...
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What are the files needs to be edit to add a user? and what to be write?

I am trying to write a C program to add a new user to my Ubuntu 14.04. I edited 1) /etc/passwd sachin:x:65535:1:sachin:/home/sachin:/bin/bash 2) /etc/shadow ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Why is everything write protected?

I have searched and searched and can't find anything specific to my problem. I am a Mac user, new to Ubuntu. I wiped my HP notebook and installed 32-bit (no choice) Ubuntu. Then I installed the ...
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Permissions when running second level script

Evening Everyone, I have 1 bash script that starts the program Motion (some may be familiar with). Motion links to a script in the motion.conf upon picture save or file save to a perl script that ...
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Adding firmware to Ubuntu USB through Windows

I have a Cubox-i4Pro, (http://www.solid-run.com/) and I need to add a firmware package to /usr/lib. I can't write to the partition on my Windows because it doesn't use the same file system and ...
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How to change permissions on luks-dmcrypt encrypted device?

I encrypted a device using these directions sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb1 sudo cryptsetup -y -v luksFormat /dev/sdb1 sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdb1 $name #change "$name" to any name you ...
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run ap-hotspot commands from a saved file

How can I create a text file to automatically run these commands: sudo ap-hotspot start sudo ap-hotspot configure sudo ap-hotspot stop sudo ap-hotspot restart One file for each command. I tried ...
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How to extract archive or change permissions when there are “read-only file system” errors?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and having a problem changing the file permission of a .zip file. I can neither extract it nor change file permissions. When I extract it by command unzip ...
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Can I write a file with only read permission?

I just set a read only permission to a file using chmod 400 filename.txt after that I open the file via vi editor and edit and try to save using :w then is says E45: 'readonly' option is set (add ! to ...
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How can I make an ubuntu media server with Samba shares and Deluge?

Here's what I'm looking to do. I want samba shares that I can read,write, and execute on. If I put a file there on one computer, I want to be able to delete or edit it from another. I also want to run ...
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I changed my apache2 directory, and now am having directory and/or permission issues

I set up apache on a Ubuntu 14 machine to host my website, got it up and running. Tested it out and it worked great. After that however I used the httpd.conf file to change the directory of my ...
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Restore default System file/folder permessions

So I accidentally typed: sudo chmod a-wrx /etc and since etc contains sudeors.d and many other critical stuff, I couldn't log in/out or perform any administration tasks. I loaded GRUB and went root ...
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Write permission for Guest Session

What permissions should I set to a directory to make it accessible in read-write mode for Guest Session? I don't want to make it writable for everyone, just only for Guest Session, so simple: chmod ...
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lampp MYSQL linux permissions

I decided to go safe. I am no linux expert either. I edited my.cnf and gave the mysql username (instead of nobody) I set it to 'nugget'. I then added a user named nugget and added it to the group ...
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Bittorrent sync: Permission denied?

Every time I try to run the bittorrent sync binary, downloaded from here, I get a permission denied error regardless whether try running it as my user or as root. In particular, I get ...
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Change default groups assigned to new users

When a new user is created, they are assigned to a set of default groups. How do I change which default groups are assigned?
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Chown Not Responding as I expected.

New to Ubuntu, so bare with me. I recently changed the permission of mysql, /var/lib/mysql so I could save a database in it manually (was only option currently, instead of importing it the proper ...
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Allow chown command to www-data user

Is there a way to allow chown command to be run by www-data but limiting it in a way that the files owner can be changed only to uids greator than that of www-data user? I already researched a lot ...
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How to give permission to a directory which including lots of images [duplicate]

I want to run my project on localhost and i gave permission to all directories including in my project. But the problem is in Image directory. how can i give permission to each and every images. it ...
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SFTP Excecute Bit does not seem to be working correctly

I am trying to replace an existing FTP server and switch the users to be using sftp. We have some strict requirements as far as permissions required on the folders. For instance on the user's FTP ...
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How to make everything run as root in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have setup a virtual machine for compiling software for linux which I develop on Windows. I setup to automount a windows folder, run compilation scripts and then just shutdown. The machine isn't ...
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How to skip entering password for sudo i.e. prepare script with permissions? [duplicate]

For work and other situations as well I'm running all sorts of sudo commands. Thank god (and devs), they can be run from Unity Laucher :) . But as a lazy timesaver I want these commands permanently ...
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apt-get broken…help [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu-restricted-extras using the terminal, but a "Microsoft Eula" screen poped up and I closed the terminal (now I know I should not have done it). After failing to "click" on the ...
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Problem when copy files between sambashare

I've have mounted samba share's on Ubuntu 14.04 using lib pam_mount. My file /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml has the content: My file /etc/samba/smb.conf has the content: [homes] comment = ...
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Limit privileges for download folder

In Windows, I was able to use the ICACLS utility to set files/folders with a lower integrity, in order to keep them from modifying higher-integrity locations. I'd like to do something like that with ...
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How to give all the users(except guest) permissions to particular directory via terminal?

I want every user to have full permissions over a single directory(and all the contents). Is this possible, and how? Thanks.
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Accessing files with permissions through live cd of ubuntu for backing up the entire files of a previous installation [duplicate]

Hi all iam having an ubuntu istallation on my laptop which happens to be not working, i need to back up my data as the ubuntu is not booting up. but when i tried to back up data by connecting the ...
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chmod is not working

I am unable to change the privileges of the directory or file which is not in desktop using chmod. while it is working properly for the directory and folders of desktop. am using the command chmod ...
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How to set directory permission in linux which prevents users (except owner) to delete file but allow them to modify content?

Environment : Server - Ubuntu (as of now ver 13) Clients - Windows 8 boxes We are setting up Samba-NAS box running ubuntu in office, there is one requirement by team to set following system. 1. ...
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Put crossdomain.xml into icecast2 webroot

I'm trying to put a crossdomain.xml file inside icecast2 web root to be able to access by the flash player http://mydomain.com:8000/crossdomain.xml I'm frustrated now. Tried everything possible but ...
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How to make new files owned by a group?

Ubuntu 14.04 Server x64 I have an ext4 partition named Media that is mounted via fstab and shared via samba. I have two users, ajb(created when I installed) and deluge(no password, runs deluge daemon ...
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Lost permission to download into anything but /home

Not sure what caused it but one day I couldn't download any files into my download directory where the error was "Insufficient permissions". I tried other locations /Documents /Desktop but I didn't ...
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How can I make the files created by one user readable/writable by another? [duplicate]

I have a user account I created with no password to run some daemons on my server. I want my user account to be able to read,write, and delete files created by this user. How do I do this? Both users ...
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Permission denied while downloading torrent?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 x64. On that server I have a samba shares named Media and a deluge daemon that I access through a deluge client on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop. When I attempt to ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ...