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

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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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Nano edit, permission denied

I am trying to edit a index.php by using sudo nano index.php. Nano opens me into index.php, then i add the code into the file, save and try to exit but it says permission denied. I am using ssh ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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I ran MATLAB as root and now it shows me an error when I run it without root

I ran matlab using sudo because it would give me an error while setting a path. After that session, I cannot run it without root. It gives me the error dialog shown in the image. How can I resolve ...
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/host folder read only using gksu nautilus

I have Ubuntu installed on XP with Wubi. I sometimes used gksu nautilus to edit files in /host and move some files from my Ubuntu folders to the /host folder. But now when I browse the /host folder ...
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setup default directory for ftp user and not to allow him to access the parent directories

I have setup an ubuntu instance on Amazon AWS with nginx webserver installed on it. I would like to create an ftp user and give default access to /usr/share/nginx/www. The user shouldn't be able to ...
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Unzip (Info-ZIP) Permissions

Is there a way to invoke unzip (from Info-ZIP) without having it restore the permissions stored in the zip file? The zip files I'm restoring are enormous, so going back over the contents with ...
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Why does backup fail with permission denied (in /var/backups)? [closed]

My backup fails and shows this message: Permission denied when trying to create ‘/var/backups/duplicity-full.20140907T165614Z.vol1.difftar.gpg’ How do I remedy this?
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How to allow writing to other users home folder

I got webserver where I have created new user for each subdomain. How do I set so I could write to those subdomain users homefolder without using sudo (etc. using sftp ..) 1) My admin user belongs to ...
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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What happen if the executable permission of chmod is revoked

What to do if I change the executable permission of /bin/chmod? How to recover from that scenario?
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Drive permissions problem

Under fstab I have assigned a drive 777 permissions (umask 000) and the permissions say 777 in the gui. I created a new user and gave it the gid for the drive as well as admin privileges to be safe ...
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install sites using virtualmin but ftp(proftp server,filezilla client) upload failed

I used virtualmin to creat multi sitex on a vps(ubuntu 14 lts). everything is OK except when I try to upload and try to update a file(former files on the vps are scp from another vps) it always ...
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Giving ownership of the directory to the apache user?

I have installed wordpress on LAMP. As I am new one to Ubuntu. So, I Used this online tutorial How to install wordpress on ubuntu manually But when I am trying to give ownership of the directory to ...
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Allow one process access to /dev/uninput without completely compromising security

Steam In-Home-Streaming was turned back on the other day. This allows you to play games being rendered on one computer on another computer (commonly playing games on a TV/Media Centre that are being ...
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I cannot create a new VPN connection 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and it seems like I cannot actually create a VPN connectionor manage the network devices. When I am accessing the network connection using the network icon at the gnome ...
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Problem with premission

I'm new to Ubuntu,got it today and I'm try to get metasploit tools with tutorial,after making a database and try to save it,it wont let me. I think because it try to save it to the my computer but the ...
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Run pkill without sudo permission

I want to run pkill like below. sudo pkill -u 11002 I cannot give sudo password multiple times, so I want to run pkill without sudo user. For this i copied pkill to home as named bkill, and then i ...
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No permission to my Google Drive foldrer

After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.
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read access on a folder without giving execute on parent folder

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to give rX permission to a folder for "others" without giving any access to the parent folder. In my current attempts users cannot read any file in the folder ...
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Permissions on Windows 7 on a DVD drive that was shared via samba from a ubuntu machine

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DVD drive. My (games only) tower PC running Windows 7 does not have any optical drives. I installed samba on the ubuntu laptop and created a share for ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “folder”

Before I start explaining my problem ; I didn't have a problem and just open askubutnu and start writing my question , i have looked it up on multiple sites and none of the threads fit my situation. ...
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Firefox can't save download files on ntfs partition

Ntfs partition is configured by NTFS configuration tool. Other browser like chrome have no problem Showing: "The file could not be saved because you do not have the proper permissions. Choose ...
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Can I lock a folder so NOBODY can delete it? [duplicate]

I would like to create a folder in my OPT directory on Ubuntu 14.04. However, it must have the following requirements: Can not be deleted by ANYONE, even root. ReadOnly access to ALL users (except ...
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Does ubuntu treat downloaded files specially?

There is a script which just adds extra lines to my /etc/hosts file to enable local development. Since it's pretty useful, I decided to keep it in a gist. When one of my friends downloaded the ...
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unable to change file permissions on external hard drive, 14.04

Ever since I changed over to 12.04 (Jul 2014) and then 14.04 (Aug) I have been unable to change the permissions of files on an external hard drive. Even though I am the owner and have rwx permission ...
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Lost premisssions after editing sudoers file [duplicate]

Please, can someone help me. The problem: I would like to give permissions to reboot for users not from admin group. On the Internet I found the advice to change the "sudoers" file with command ...
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Log in loops again for a particular user [duplicate]

I was logging into my ubuntu machine till last night. Today I had an error unknown group ID error for the group I was in and also the UID. But I had no errors till the last night. I lost my sudo ...
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Allow www-data to create directories

How would I, with security in mind, allow www-data to create directories within /var/www/html/assets/img and its sub-directories? I have a PHP script that automatically creates directories with 777 ...
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PHP script unable to create directory with 777 permissions

I have a script that automatically creates a directory if it doesn't exist and sets permissions to 777. The problem is, it's only setting permissions to 755: if ...
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Vsftpd: 553 Could Not Create File with Root group

I have looked around for the last hour and reinstalled vsftpd twice but have not found success yet. I created a new user "admin" and assigned it to the root group. I want 'admin' to have full access ...
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make services request permission to open ports?

Is there a way to make services request permission to open ports? Basically to start up with all ports closed, as root so services will have to request permission to open them?, and you can decide to ...
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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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Understanding chmod Symbolic Notation and use of Octal

Many new users make mistakes (or have misunderstanding) while applying chmod on files or directories, because of a lack of informative knowledge of: Symbolic notation for ugo and rwx Use of octal ...
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softether VPN access list not working

I installed softether as VPN server on UBUNTU 12.4. nOW I add anonymous user for special range of ips. as you see blow i created a user named 'all' : and i created an access list to deny access ...
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bash: Permission Denied when I move my CPP file to another location

I crafted a test CPP programme. It created a file in the home directory. It compiled with ease, and I could run it by typing ./rocketfire in the Terminal. Now, I did these: abhimanyu@AbhimanyuPC:~$ ...
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403 Forbidden when changing Apache2 document root [closed]

I'm running Mint 17, and I changed my /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf file to the following: <VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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Want to setup acl but my /etc/fstab does not look like the docs

I am trying to install an ACL on an ubuntu 14 box. My /etc/fstab file does not look exactly like the docs and I would like some advice on how to proceed. here is my config. $ cat /etc/fstab # ...
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Give file permissions back to root

I accidentally typed out this command, not knowing exactly what it did: sudo chown -R user:user / Now when I type ls -la /, it shows that user has permission to all directories (before it showed ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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Anonymous upload broken in VSFTPD after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had a fully running VSFTPD server in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with both local and anonymous being able to upload files. Local users were chrooted to their directory, and anonymous user was chrooted to ...
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How to setup a Multi User NAS

I want to setup a multi-user NAS, With an administrator, and have that admin have the ability to add users to the NAS. Users Are likely to be using mainstream platforms. So I plan for them to use ...
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convert.im6: Unable to open image `xxx': Permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2638

I just tried converting several different images into a PDF file using the 'convert' command in a terminal, but when I did so, it returned: convert.im6: Unable to open image 'xxx.pdf': Permission ...
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Hide from other users the folders they do not have read and execute permissions

For the sake of this question, assume there is User1 and User2, besides the root user of course. I want to share (rx) with User2 an specific folder within User1 home (say, ...
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Ubuntu — expected default user and group for /usr folders and children

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and was running into problems with Vagrant and VirtualBox v4.3.14 that proved to be an ownership problem with the /usr folder. Looks like something changed the user/group of those ...
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Permission issues with tomcat

I installed Tomcat 7 following the Ubuntu guide. The server is working and gives me the "It works!" page on http://localhost:8080/. Now I want to setup my own webapp using Netbeans. I generated a new ...
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writable sftp directory restrictions

I want to create a directory for a user so they can sftp to my server and automatically be in that directory. Ideally this directory would have group write permissions so this user can upload a file ...