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

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Permission problem with files created by Deluge

Recently my second hard disk, sdb1, broke on my Ubuntu server, it was mounted as multimedia in /home/user/multimedia and Deluge is downloading my torrents to this directory. When sdb1 disk died, I ...
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how to install and configure Glassfish 4

How do I install Glassfish 4.x and run it on port 80? While it's easy enough to download Glassfish and unzip it, should it go in a particular directory? Which user should start and stop the server? ...
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Can't remove or list a file inside Dropbox directory

I tried to delete a directory named .dropbox.cache under Dropbox folder(dropbox was not running or not started yet) with sudo rm -r -f <directory_name> but it results rm: can't remove ...
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Cannot create file in /var/www/html

I am running Ubuntu version 14.04, and I have an apache2 server set up to host some php files on localhost that are stored in /var/www/html. When I try to execute the following code in one of my php ...
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The solution for permission denied of double OS

I first installed windows(Four disks: C, D, E, F) several years ago when I was naive. Later, I met the ubuntu and allocated some space to her. Now, I fall in love with open source and ubuntu so I use ...
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Home directory permission problems

Permissions on my system (Ubuntu Server 14.10) have somehow become messed up. I've been experiencing problems on and off with various things (mainly /var/www and subdirectories), but today it affected ...
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Error messages at bootup

Running ubuntu 14:10 and the following three dialog boxes appear with errors in them. My hard drive is 500gb and its a fresh install of ubuntu. Dialog box Error - Run Command Interface Unable to ...
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How do I take root permissions? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and trying to set parameters for web server. As I've understand I have to place my website inside /var/www/html folder, but I can't even create a file in ...
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FIXED] Apache2 URL Rewrite using Joomla - Permission issue? (500 internal error)

FIXED I am using LAMP with Joomla 3.3.4 on ubuntu desktop I am currently using the local ip (192.168.x.x) to access the site as I don't have a domain name yet while I am still developing the web ...
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Create user and block access to parent directories

New to terminal shenanigans here and I have set up a user using adduser dave --no-create-home/ Firstly, I think the user still, upon logging into the terminal, is pointed to their home directory (what ...
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How do I make files copied over the network from my Windows computer be owned by me?

I have a drive on my Ubuntu machine shared over a network, and one of the computers that can access it is a Windows 7 computer. Whenever I am on my Windows computer and I copy a file to the Ubuntu ...
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Lost root access partially. Help?

(Note the downloads icon. I indicates locked, whereas others arent) I was able to access everything on my ubuntu. Last changes I made was installing Oracle java 8 and Eclipse Luna.For installing ...
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change permissions on external hd

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I formatted the external hd with a mac (exFat); trying to change owner with: sudo chown root /media/marco/ubuntu but I get this message: chown: changing ownership of ...
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Losing connection to windows share

I have two shared directories on a Win7 machine. These shares are both mounted on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine using the same credentials. The entries in /etc/fstab are: //10.10.2.11/test-flags ...
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Django Cannot Create Test Database Permission Denied

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Postgres 9.3, Python 3.0 and Django 1.7. When I try to debug my application from PyDev, I receive the following: Creating test database for alias 'default'... Got an ...
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While unlocking a modem: Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB2: Permission denied [duplicate]

Huawei EC156 detect and unlock procedure I am usin HP Laptop and Ubuntu 14.04 upgraded fully. I have got a Huawei EC 156 USB modem and want to use the exclusively for internet connection. ...
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What happens to access rights when files are moved to a windows partition

im a computer science student and had this question on a test. What access rights will a linux file have after it first has been moved to a disk formated for Windows and then moved back to the linux ...
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ACL permission defaults are not applying to new files

I am trying to set up ACL's so that all new sub-directories and files withing a directory automatically inherit it's parents permissions. From what I understand I could achieve this by setting the ...
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Root directory '/' locked after using chmod

I accidentally used sudo chmod 3 / which gives a execute and write permission to the root directory, while deleting the read permission. How can I recover from this, I cannot even use sudo now.
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issue with vsftpd - no matter what I do, users can go up in the directory

I've set up vsftp on an Ubuntu server. Configuration is as follows: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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FIle permissions within the same group

I have created a new group called "city". Added 2 users in that group: admin moderator Changed the owner/group of a folder: chown -R admin:city /folder Changed permissions: chmod -R g+ws ...
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Not the necessary permissions?

As explained at the thread Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro I wanted to edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf and also to create a script in /usr/local/bin/ but neither I can edit the first ...
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Root permissions or logon [duplicate]

I know this sounds naive but, why can't I log on as root or give my ID root permissions? Why do I have to use Terminal? I mounted a drive and now want to give permissions to other PC on my network to ...
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Issue with www-data user and /home/user/www permissions

I have an issue with the use of /home as www folder. Actually I'm using userdir mod on ubuntu 14.04 and apache2.4 in order to have all my websites in home folder. Everything was working so far. But I ...
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How to get Celtx 2.9.7 to work in 14.04

Celtx worked perfectly well for me in 12.04, but I just upgraded to 14.04 in a way that my /home folder and therefore my settings were preserved, but the / folder was formatted. I downloaded Celtx ...
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how can I prevent all people from renaming a file?

I am executing the following command: chmod 000 x.txt but as owner I still can rename it ! why ? and how can I prevent all people from renaming that file ?
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ssh error into different ubuntu account permission denied

I have two instances of ubuntu installed on my VirtualBox. First instance name is aks@aks-VirtualBox and the second instance name is erica@HBMaster. Now when I try to ssh from first instance to 2nd ...
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Permission denied when running C programs outside the Home directory [duplicate]

I have been creating some C programs and I have saved them to my Home directory while editing. I have compiled them with gcc and then run the executable file with ./ and they work fine. However, when ...
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Unable to deploy war in Tomcat7, Permission Denied

When trying with web interface of the tomcat7, I get this error : FAIL - Deploy Upload Failed, Exception: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/ROOT##5.war (Permission denied) ...
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...
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File Permissions from .dd image

I am trying to access files from a .dd image made of my MacBook Pro. Not the complete disk with the recovery partition and everything, just the partition where my files are. I can mount it in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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frozen screen after Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I have just upgraded to 14.4 ubuntu version. it boots fine, but the screen immediately freezes. I booted from live CD and navigated to my Documents and tried to copy them to an external hard drive but ...
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Trying to change access to folders and files on a USB device

My USB device has been formatted to Fat32. gparted shows it as /dev/sdd1 with mount point /media/ray/1768-274C Device's 'Properties' shows Permissions as: Owner : Me Access: Create and delete files ...
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User has full access with FTP, limited access with SFTP

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04, and I followed these instructions to set up a user account that should be limited to its own home directory. The problem, however, is that FTP access is still allowed ...
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Write permission problems [closed]

I have a problem with my website files. I have set the permissions of files to : -rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 40 oct. 20 09:58 session.json -rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 63 oct. 20 09:58 ...
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Permanent FTP access for user?

I've set up my VPS with a second user foo using sudo adduser foo and then given access ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL using sudo /usr/sbin/visudo, And then I can use this user to access the server's root ...
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New hard drive accessible to everyone

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 desktop The only way I've found out how to gain access to a second hard drive through nautilus is to re-install Ubuntu while the hard drive is in the computer. Then, when I go to ...
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Revert system fie premissions

I have mistakely changed the permission of the entire etc directory to 777. Now I'm getting frequent errors like ... is world writable! Is there a way to revert back to the default permission? ...
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How to resolve this fault when I try to start apache server?

I typed in following command to start the apache2 server : /etc/init.d/apache2 start then it gave me following error : * Starting web server apache2 (13)Permission denied: AH00072: ...
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Can't connect to SSH with new user

I created a new user, test. I have done the following to the account: I've given test sudo permission I've added test to AllowUsers in nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config I've generated a new SSH key pair, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a USB drive without it being a Read-Only filesystem?

After my MacBook stopped working yesterday I have been trying to get it to work again, but right now it won't boot as there seem to be problems with the SSD. The support recommended booting into my ...
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Is a permission error causing this?

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with Digital Ocean and installed zPanel on it, now I'm trying to run Pyd.io in zPanel's public_html and get the following error in the web browser- realpath(): ...
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Can't run MediaTomb as a different user:group

I'm trying to run MediaTomb as a different user so it has the proper permissions to access the media I want to serve. I've edited /etc/default/mediatomb so that the USER and GROUP fields match the ...
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how to set permissions on the include folder

Installed LAMP server on ubuntu desktop. From there, I installed WebCalendar. The webapge is working but when I try to run /install/index.php, I get the following message: The file permissions of the ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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cannot change files ownership

I have a certain directory with multiple hierarchical levels. There are some text files that are given execute permissions. I tried to change their permissions to make rw only I'm being told that I ...
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Permission denied copying files from an old HDD drive

I think this might be because I am not the owner. I have opened the folder as administrator and can view all the files but can't copy them because of the permissions. The old HDD is in a caddy ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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how do I fix thunderbird so I dont have to be root to start it -ubuntu 14.04

when I've installed thunderbird, I've stuffed up the permissions somehow and now only 'sudo thundebird' will work. It used to be ok but I must have got a bit to experimental. I dont no anything about ...