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

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SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) ubuntu

I installed magento and mysql on AWS. when I am trying to change the root password of mysql then it is working fine in phpmyadmin panel but magento giving error. I have checked local.xml file in ...
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File Permissions - Please Help [duplicate]

So I am delt with a very bad hand. As Windows user for nearly 10 years I have an assignment which says Create 7 users - 2 admin, 2 teachers and 3 students [DONE] Create folder in Home - Admin ...
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Permission Problems with Newly Formatted Drive

I'm using an old Windows PC as a NAS, it has 3 drives in it. I wiped the system drive and installed Lubuntu but I left the other 2 drives NTFS. Directories on them were mounted as shares using cifs ...
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How to modify files owned by root?

In trying to resolve another issue...one suggestion was to modify a file (using gedit) that is owned by Root. It won't let me overwrite the existing file. I am the administrator of this Unity ...
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“Welcome to emergency mode!” Think it is a fsck problem

journalctl -xb snippet (what i think is wrong, it was at least in red): -- Unit systemd-fsckd.service has begun starting up. juli 09 15:40:16 kim-SSD-Sationary systemd-fsck[414]: /dev/sdb1 contains ...
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i can not edit file even after entered root password

i want to edit actual_brightness with gedit in (/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0) to change brightness level. my way is pressing alt+f2 then gksudo gedit then enter the password after editing the ...
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Apache permission issue

Attempting to set up lamp on a new Ubuntu 15.04 install. I've probably set up lamp on Ubuntu 50 times but this one has me at my wit's end. Not only have I tried everything that I know to get this ...
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Ubuntu, SSH: handshake failed

so i'm currently using packer to build an ubuntu ami through AWS. After which i'm using terraform to launch and provision the instance. I'm running in to problems when I try provisioning within ...
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Security, using www-data for sftp connection alternatives

I`m quite new to Linux / Servers but I succesfully got a VPS up & running with linux and apache to access websites. Possible this is a basic question, but I can't really find any answer or good ...
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Default home folder permissions

At our company we are using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We have decided to join all linux work stations to our domain. This means that any domain user can sign in on every linux machine. Ofc every machine has ...
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Drop/Undo sudo privileges on .py file which runs inside a program which runs from sudo previleges

I need to run a program from sudo privileges and I am running .py file inside the program. So when my program runs from sudo then it automatically calls/runs the .py file with sudo. I am running file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP Installation suPHP permission

I am installing LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 using this very useful guide. However, I am can't get rid of the 500 error using the method described in the guide, under "Installing suPHP". Every time I try to ...
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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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Issues. Making and deleting deb files in sources.list.d dir. Permissions issue

I put a file into my sources.list.d dir and is not formated correctly. I get an error about 'malformed line in source list /etc/apt/source.list.d/precise-R.list (dit parse). I forgot to put the #deb ...
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Administrative password [duplicate]

I have lost my administrative password and it is quite difficult to use UBUNTU 14.04. I can login through normal user. what to do to retrieve the password and it is not possible to delete whole ubuntu ...
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.jar file not working outside of eclipse

I have a basic log recorder program that I like to use to record stuff that I do. It's a pretty basic program coded in Java with a GUI that has three text boxes to enter directory, file name and text ...
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Warnings and errors appearing on site after changing ubuntu user permissions Amazon EC2 server

My site is running on a EC2 Amazon server under Ubuntu/Apache2. My site was running fine until I changed the permissions for user 'ubuntu' by doing this command: chown -R ubuntu /var/www/html ...
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How do I recover my access to google groups?

Since creating a google group and setting up a non-privileged alias logon, I now the following error message which revokes my access to all of my groups: - "This Connection is Untrusted You have ...
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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...
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Kolab setup - access denied

I am trying to setup kolab collaboration software on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I am following the instructions here. The errors I get is during 'setup-kolab': Could not import LDIF file ...
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Connot get PLEX to recognize external drive

i am giving PLEX a try but having some difficulty getting it to recognize the files on my external Seagate 2TB GoFlex. Disk Utility says that device is /dev/sdb1. I am running 14.04. I have tried ...
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Can I log into ubuntu if I messed up my authorized_keys file?

I was trying to add another user to log in as and added the new public key into the authorized_keys file. It was it's own line underneath the original key for ubuntu (although I'm now thinking I ...
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Give files user permissions

I'm having a hard time solving this problem. write a shell script to check the executable rights for all the files in the current directory. if the file doesn't have the user executable right then ...
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How to install road-rash game into linux? how to install registry files manually into wine?

How to install old road rash game into wine and manually edit registry. I try it by following way but i unable to fix it. Provide simple step by step guide for it. I read:- ...
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Give ubuntu user on EC2 instance access to public_html folder

I have an EC2 Ubuntu instance running apache with a couple of websites. Say one website is called widgets, then /home/widgets/ has user widgets and group widgets I have a git repository in ...
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Fstab - mount a folder that has mounted folders in it

I have an ftp server where I am binding all of the home directories to a folder that has folders in it which were bound to other hard drives. [Anime hard disk] -> mounted to ftp/Anime/ [ftp] -> ...
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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 struggling with permission ...
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Back-up (Deja-Dup) Problem/Error-“Failed to backup some files” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I know this has alredy been answered in this & also this My problem is this: Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/me/.cache/dconf ...
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Apache, PHP, Eclipse and Ubuntu 15.04 configuration troubles

I am new to Ubuntu and PHP. I have a problem when I am trying to run some code. I have this error: The requested URL /helloworld.php was not found on this server.. Everything should work, apache, ...
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How to copy the permission of root to current user?

I made a mistake. I copied a directory with many sub-directories and files using the sudo command. Consequently only root has permissions to do anything with the files. Can I somehow duplicate the ...
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Setting permission for Xampp installation directory. see details

I know bit about setting permission but i'm little in a mess with it. I'm new to ubuntu so i get little confused and took much time to solve a little problem. I have installed xampp with installer ...
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Non-sudo alternative to /usr/local/bin for common scripts

I'm used to putting common scripts in /usr/local/bin so that I can execute them from anywhere with the terminal. For example, I make a shell script named 1, make it executable with chmod +x 1 and put ...
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Can't create username for PostgreSQL

After installing rails and trying to install PostgreSQL in the terminal (following these instructions ...
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Can I add another user to my main user group without side effects?

I'm trying to set up SSH access on my computer. I want only SFTP to be enabled, so rssh seems like an option. I have the following plan: (My default user is called sebastian) chmod -R go-w ...
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How can I allow *any* user to write files `/sys/kernel/debug/…`?

How can I allow any user to write files /sys/kernel/debug/...? While creating a debugfs file, I realized that only root on my ubuntu machine can access the debugfs files in /sys/kernel/debug/..., even ...
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Why I can't install TomCat 8 on this Ubuntu 15.04 system? (I obtain an error when I perform chmod statment)

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am finding some difficulties trying to install TomCat 8 on an Ubuntu 15.04 system that I have to use as development environment. So I am following this tutorial (I ...
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Permission denied problems after rsync with sudo on the remote

I was trying to move files from one server to another. From the source server, I ran sudo rsync. The process was done, but on the destination server, I'm getting permission denied with lsand cd. I ...
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How to mount devices as normal user?

Is it possible to mount some devices without being root and without having sudo permissions?
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How can I make the sudo GUI work without the admin group?

I have a group of users with sudo privileges. That group is not called admin. The users can use sudo on the command line without any problems, however, Unity GUI dialogs requesting root permission ...
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Read / Write permissions in /opt directory

I installed Android Studio in my /opt directory without a hitch and have been using it. Recently, though, Android Studio informed me of an update. It won't perform the update, however, because it says ...
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App permissions

I am developing a simple sound recorder using Qt Creator. It uses the QAudioRecorder class and Qml. The app compiles and runs on the desktop during testing and I am able to play back the recorded ...
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VMware: change file permissions for smb.conf

I am running Ubuntu via VMware on a windows host, i want to share a folder. When i try to edit smb.conf, i get the following error: (gedit:47899): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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How can I prevent other users from accessing my home directory?

I am trying to restrict access to my home directory so as to prevent another user from accessing it, even another that user also has sudo permissions. I've tried the following commands to achieve ...
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Samba recycle bin on ubuntu 14.04 doesnt put the file in only folders

When I delete something in Samba on a Windows system the file goes to recycle bin by default. That works on the share on anywhere in that / filesystem but when I try the same thing on another drive ...
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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What is the expected behaviour for ecryptfs?

I am relatively new GNU/Linux user and currently use Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have my main user and I also enabled root account (but not used it and root password is setup). I am interested in ecryptfs ...
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Problem when installing intel i40e driver

i am running ubuntu 14.04 on virtualmachine. wifi wasn't working, instead it appears as a 'wired connection 1' and can't choose a different wifi network. I looked to see if i needed a driver because ...
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What are the standard file permissions for the /etc directory(file)

I kinda screwed up the /etc directory by running: sudo chmod 417 /etc Leaving me unable to use sudo: sudo: can't open /etc/sudoers: permission denied. sudo: no valid sudoers sources foundm ...
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can't access the user account

Mistakenly I wanted to change the ownership or /usr and /etc and /home by chown -R username because I thought in this case, I won't see any error saying permission denied in installing softwares ...