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

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Clean Installed Ubuntu 14.04 - Second HDD is Read Only - How to gain permissions?

I recently wiped Windows 10, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 directly on C drive. I also have a secondary 2TB drive with only media, music, photos, movies. I am now unable to access the drive. The drive ...
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Windows Program fails to open file

I´ve just installed SONAR LE 8.5.1 on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine. And, against my expectations, it works complete fine! Except for one thing: When I record something, SONAR is getting the audio-data and ...
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Wrong available space on usb

So I'm trying to get my FAT 128gb usb drive to have execute permissions so I can add a steam library in ubuntu 14.04 crouton on my chromebook. I used this: sudo umount /dev/sdb1 mkdir -p ~/usbdrive ...
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Unable to start Mysql 5.7

I am having the following error: Not connected : Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) This is what is in the log files: /usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect ...
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Postfix and SquirrelMail permissions

I have setup Postfix and tested that it works, and SquirrelMail works as well, but under strange terms. SquirrelMail will only work if I set the user and group owners of the mail dir to virtual, but ...
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Permission denied error while using sudo or su? [duplicate]

I'm trying to fix my screen brightness problem, and I have checked some answers given on this site. I found out that I may have to use some command like this: ls -la ...
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Setting up Deluge Web

I have a second hard drive which is mounted on startup. The file system of the second hard drive is also ext4. The mount point is /home/username/mydata: UUID=30916bc6-913e-44e4-979c-e158f11d9abf ...
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Where is the smb mount point in 15.10 of shares mounted via the file manager?

From Ubuntu 15.10 I want to access movie files on a samba server for editing in Avidemux. I cannot open the files from within the file open dialog of Avidemx because the smb network share doesn't show ...
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Ubuntu is not allowing me to create files in my 2 partitions [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my blank disk of 1tb, as per instructions here : How to use manual partitioning during installation?. Except in step 5 I created two more partitions and designated the ...
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my /etc tree is all owned by www-data

I suddenly found my /etc tree is all owned by www-data:www-data. I changed the top directories to root:root, only to have them revert to www-data. very strange
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Unable to update/add plugin on wordpress and upload a file using SFTP at the same time in AWS ubuntu instance

I'm having difficulties in updating/adding a wordpress theme or plugin and uploading a file using ftp at the same time. using following terminal commands:- Change ownership(for ftp upload) ⇒ sudo ...
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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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How to open /usr/share/fonts folder into graphical root privilege? [duplicate]

I want copy some fonts into /usr/share/fonts folder but I unable to do it because of I don't have root privilege. I want temporary graphical root privilege just for copy fonts. After that I want back ...
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Restore original permissions to the var folder?

I use Ubuntu desktop 15.10 and very new to Linux. Today afternoon I've mistakenly played with the permissions of the var folder which everyone here knows very well. I changed it several times to 777 ...
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trying to connect ubuntu with windows xp using samba server

I am facing the following problems when I am using samba server to share folders between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. First, I create two folders in Ubuntu then share it to a local network by using ...
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bash: /path/.bash_aliases: Permission denied

I don't know why this line appears first when I open my gnome-terminal. bash: /home/username/.bash_aliases: Permission denied laptop-dell:-$ I tried this but still the problem remains there. chmod ...
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How to change owner to default? [duplicate]

I am new in Ubuntu, and I am a web developer. I was making a page website returned an error and said you need permission and something about chmod() Then I asked a friend what to do for the chmod ...
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Cronjob permission denied (Nightly backup shell script)

I am trying to create a shell script to make a backup every night using tar. The error I get is: From shady@wserver1 Wed Dec 30 04:01:01 2015 Return-Path: <shady@wserver1> X-Original-To: ...
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Security risk of shared folder outside home folder

I recently set up a shared folder over my network sharing files that are located on hard drives attached to my Ubuntu machine with an Android home theatre system. Since I am NOT the owner of the ...
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Cannot download files to SMB shared folder

I have shared a folder on machine A running Ubuntu, see Cannot access shared folder on another Ubuntu machine for details. On machine B (also running Ubuntu), I can access this shared folder through ...
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Setting correct permissions on var/www/html/ [duplicate]

After reinstalling 15.1 I have a lot of problems with my permissions. I constantly have to adjust them manually. That means I'm doing it wrong. Here is what I do: I create a folder. The ...
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Why .cpp files can run on xterm when .c or .cc files can't?

i wrote a code on codeblocks, compiled it and it created a executable file but didn't run. xterm is showing permission denied. but when i saved the program with .cpp extension it worked well and ...
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Permissions for second HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 and want to use it as a file server shared by a group of users using Windows 7/8/10. The users are set up on Ubuntu with the same un and ...
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File with strange permissions

I am trying to access an image file in my code, but my code is telling that it does not exist. However, listing the directory where the image is I can see it, but I got the following strange output ...
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apache forbidden to acces `index` file on ntfs partition

After Installing my apache, i edited the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file, and added in the bottom-line, the following code: <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot ...
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Opera-stable seems to lack premissions/privileges in 14.04

So I installed the official version of Opera named "opera-stable" in the Ubuntu Software Center. When I run it from launcher, it launches twice and displays a message (Translated to English by ...
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Can mhddfs mounting options be set via /etc/fstab to respect file permissions?

I'm currently using mhddfs to mount three hard drives into a singluar pool directory. However, due to the allow_other option set, all users have full rw permissions in the pool directory (ignoring any ...
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safe files in c on ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I would like to write a Software and this Software have to save files in /usr/share/xy/. The Software would write and read this data with fprintf() and fscanf(). The owner of the directory /xy/ is ...
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Same script opened in three different ways produces three different results. Why? [duplicate]

I have a sample script (credit goes to kos): #!/bin/bash cat <(cat /etc/lsb-release) I save this script as somename.sh in my home directory. Now, I try to open this file in three different ...
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How to set permissions to use jpilot and synchronize?

The information and manuals are so bad that I had to discover that I need to sudo to execute pilot-xfer -p usb: -r <directory> successfully in order to restore a Palm handheld connected to a ...
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Cannot access one samba share from Windows, but can access another

I'm sorry, I really can't find another question that describes my problem. My scenario is as follows: I have one computer running Ubuntu 15.10. It is my primary computer and it runs a few different ...
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How do I sort the output of “ls” by last modified - including the date?

So the output would be either: Most recent at the top OR most recent at the bottom - giving the times when the contents of the working directory were modified? Apparently, ls -t is supposed to give ...
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Apache 2.4.10 giving 403 Forbidden issue on Ubuntu 14.04

I am setting up PHP environment. Now when I have started to add my sites from windows/xampp backup (mentioning so just in case any path related issue) I have created new project (netbeans) and ...
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Any way of maintaining permissions when using NTFS mounted drive in Ubuntu?

In my web development work, I use Ubuntu almost exclusively. But there are occasions where I need to boot up Windows -- to check a layout in IE, to reslice a comp in Photoshop -- and I want to be able ...
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Take ownership of files as admin

I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu but have been learning a lot on my own. I am an admin user for my PC. However, when I try to take ownership of most folders, like usr/local, it says I don't have ...
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Permissions on Computer Drive

How do I get ownership permission on Ubuntu "Computer" drive in Ubuntu 14.10 "Files"app ? I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.XX and found that I no longer had ownership to delete files from "Computer" Drive. ...
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Steam Library-Must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions

I've looked at various questions and threads and forums on this and nothing has worked. I've been trying to mount a HDD that I have my linux games installed to. This drive worked flawlessly in the ...
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FFMpeg permission denied error

I installed ffmpeg into /root/bin I followed this guide: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I now want a non admin to access it. I created a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin now if ...
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Why do I get a “Permission denied” error every time I try to execute a C++ program?

Every time I try to execute a program, no matter what program, I get this message: bash: ./filename.cpp: Permission denied When I compile I have no problems, it works fine. But when I want to ...
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Images not showing on my website [closed]

Im creating a little site and whenever I try to use an Image thats saved on my Computer it wont show up on localhost. I use following codes or in css background-image: url(Pictures/home.png); its ...
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How to access drives that are mounted by other users?

On my PC, I have three user accounts. Suppose I open a drive from the file manager in one account, it gets mounted and can be accessed fine. But when I try to access the same drive from another ...
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How do I mount a file system with execute permissions on ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to do this so that I can install games on separate hard drives on steam but I can't because I keep getting an error saying New Steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute ...
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Problem with shared folder on Ubuntu 14.04

I've mounted a shared folder on my virtual machine, but I can't access it. I can only access it through sudo nautilus but even when I use this ...
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Samba NAS Help (Raspberry Pi)

This has been asked before (I could link to 3 other posts I've seen here), but none of them have been answered. I have also posted this on http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ but was advised to post ...
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Trouble with Transmission

I have a 30gb root setup, and when i download anything from Transmission, it takes up the whole 30 gb. The save to location is Downloads. I tried changing the location to /media/.../Downloads, which ...
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How to give Solaar root permission on startup

I have a Logitech M315 mouse with a nano receiver and have Solaar installed so that I can use it on mu Lubuntu laptop. Solaar runs on startup like I would expect it to, but whenever I plug in my nano ...
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Permission denied when deleting empty unity-tweak-tool config folder

Recently I've decided I want to delete the unity-tweak-tool. I've removed the program files, purged related files, but when it came to the empty folder in my .config folder, it says my permission is ...
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Ubuntu Server joining an Active Directory Windows Domain

The gist of what I want to do is add some Ubuntu Server hosts to my Windows Active Directory (2008r2 level), limit access to each server via a group, then further limit the sudo permissions on the ...
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Failing to install wireshark because of errors in wireshark-common as a sudo Super User

I don't have the root password so I entered sudo super user mode in an attempt to install wireshark on my laptop. I've tried installing wireshark previously but I did not have root access the first ...
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SSH Permission denied (publickey)

I have tried searching previous questions for answers to my question but all of the answers that have been suggested previously haven't worked for me. I am trying to connect to a linode (running ...