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

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Opening new terminal from terminal and navigating directories (Permission denied?)

Good day all, I'm trying to open a new terminal using a current terminal and execute a program in a specific directory. I've found a lot of documentation on the web so far, such as these: How can I ...
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How can I set up Deja-Dup to backup regularly, but write its backups to a folder where it has permissions to write, but I do not?

I would like to feel that my backup drive (an SD card) is not available to ransomeware if I get an infection. As it is, I leave my SD card mounted so that Deja Dup can backup my hard drive, but that ...
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Error 403 Don't have permission to access on this server

Can someone please help, my website is runing at www.mysite.com and i wan't to add /demo, so a whole url would be www.mysite.com/demo. Site is running from /var/www/html. I created new folder ...
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How do I give myself access to /var/www to create and edit files and folders in it without 'sudo'?

I have a folder in my web server /var/www. I need to add files to the folder, but the system will not let me unless I use sudo. Is it possible to give myself access to modify the folder and its ...
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Can not read file, either file does not exist or there are permission problems

I have installed moodle 3.0 in Ubuntu. When browsing web, it displays the following error: Can not read file, either file does not exist or there are permission problems How can I solve this?
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How to add an **existent** security group to a folder? [duplicate]

How to add an existent security group to a folder with the read/write permissions?
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Incorrect permission set received

In the following shell script: default_conf_file_path="/etc/apache2/sites-available/"; default_conf_file=$default_conf_file_path"000-default.conf"; DocumentRoot=$(grep "DocumentRoot" ...
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What is the name for root user?

Here is the scenario: Installing Ubuntu and when asked for root password, just left empty. Only entering the password for the normal user. Now, I want to connect to such OS remotely. I'm using ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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I set “PubkeyAuthentication” to no and I am locked out

I am not very familiar with ssh and I am afraid I made a disastrous mistake. There is an old server which used public key authentication. My public key was in the authorized keys, so I was able to ...
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Why apache is unable to write with permission set as 2775?

I have installed LAMP as: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ If I understand correctly, apache server will be running with sudo privileges? If yes, for a ...
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permission issue with commands start with sudo

whenever i run command with sudo it shows following error. how can i fix this ? like i want to clear cache by writing command sudo php bin/console cache:clear it first prompt sudo: /var/lib/sudo ...
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How to run a Script by Autostart? [duplicate]

This is for a VPS running on ubuntu-14.04 64bit. NOT for a Ubuntu PC! i would like to know, how can i run a script on start (i know about the etc/init.d - but i dont know how to make my script look ...
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Need help sharing folders from Mac OS 10.9.5 host with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest on Virtual Box 5.0.16

I'm not very experienced with Ubuntu and using code commands in terminal, so I feel like there is an answer out there on the other posts but it's too confusing for me to understand. Using Virtual ...
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Trying to grasp the linux file permission concept

I know how to change file permissions, ownership etc. But sometimes I feel I don't know what would be the best approach security wise. I just change permissions or ownership to make things work, but I ...
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Samba working via Nautilus, but not via mount

I am having a Samba share on a bananapi. On the pi I have created the user samba. Since the shares are also shared by owncloud, I have added samba to the group www-data. If I am using Nautilus with ...
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Unable to create a file in /etc/profile.d/ : Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to create a file oraclejdk8.sh in the folder /etc/profile.d/ according to the accepted answer given here. But in the process I am getting an error like this: ...
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VirtualBox shared folders are owned by root in Lubuntu guest

My Setup is as follows - Host: Ubuntu Server 14.04 Guest: Lubuntu Desktop 15.10 I have shared dirs on host to guest with automount option, and the directories show up in Guest OS's just fine - ...
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How to reset the default users [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with virtualenv and sudo and such and I found a solution which involved running chown on a directory. Instead of doing what the instructions said I did the completely wrong ...
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Can't create folders or documents in subdirectories of /home/user/

Complete Ubuntu newbie here, trying to make the switch but hitting a few walls. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 last night on a new, blank hdd. It's the only OS on this system. I would like to make some ...
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Sudoers.d Permissions denied

I am running ubuntu 14.04 in DardDrive. I was taking the Steps for Setting up and Running sudo located here http://snag.gy/JAGgt.jpg. But every I type sudo "whatever" as user ($), I get the following ...
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docker warning config.json permission denied

I just installed docker and created a group and added my username to it to avoid using sudo every time. However when I do the test and run docker run hello-world it gives me following error: WARNING: ...
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Why chown command can't take effect?

chown -Rf www-data.www-data /var/www/html/test/ ls -l /var/www/html/test total 192 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 418 Mar 17 21:31 index.php -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19930 Mar 17 21:31 license.txt ...
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Permission denial for my own folder (myName) inside home folder

When we enter any existing directory using the terminal in Ubuntu, the first few unique characters of the name of the directory is enough to type and then to hit the Tab. This successfully happens for ...
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Make the root the only one able to change the passwords of all other users

For security purpose, I want only the root to change passwords for all the other users. This will be achieved if I set /usr/bin/passwd to 700. Now, if password ageing is enabled or first login is ...
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LiveCD: Running a sh script on startup

I have created sh script that backs up computers to a network location, and I'm trying to make a LiveCD of Ubuntu-Mini Remix 14.04 that will be able to launch the script without a GUI. The script does ...
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OS on external hard drive

If I put a OS like Ubuntu onto a external hard drive, would it allow viruses to infect my internal hard drive? If more info is needed, then feel free to ask.
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Terminal: List all directories for which a user or group has write permission

I'd like to list all the directories for which a user or group has write permissions. I found this question on ServerFault, but it addresses a Windows Server, so I'm optimistic there's something ...
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SFTP access to other folders

My current server setup with 14.04 includes OpenSSH with SFTP configured: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match group ftpaccess ChrootDirectory /mnt/earth/www X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ...
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How can I get permissions on files from another installation?

After a failed system upgrade my Ubuntu installation doesn't boot anymore, so I'm booting from a live USB key to recover some files I was working on. The problem is, I can't copy them because I have ...
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Defining two different partitions for home for different users

I have just installed 15.10 and I am trying to get 3 users established, two that will use one partition mounted as /home and the third to use a different partition mounted as /home/cjowett Here is a ...
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Issue setting up Samba on Ubuntu 15.10 - most likely a permissions issue

I'm trying to install Samba on Ubuntu 15.10. I've setup samba like I have on any other server but I'm having trouble with some sort of permissions issue. The share is visible but I cannot access the ...
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Screen: Cannot exec '/path/to/file': Permission denied

So, simply said I can't execute any file or dictory with screen. It simply gives me 'Cannot exec '/path/to/file': permission denied.' I'm logged in with root, and should have all permissions needed, ...
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Start Java process within a PHP application

Not sure if this is the right place to ask or should I ask on stackoverflow.com but I will try here first. I have a php web application and somewhere within this application I have a button. That ...
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ftp> how to recursively search and change mode?

Sorry if that was a repeated question! all my search results leads to 'SSH' results... I'm asking about FTP, How can I recursively change mode from FTP using the terminal? Again: I'm using FTP, not ...
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Ubuntu stuck in login loop [duplicate]

I've tried all the previous answers that are likely a duplicate of this to no avail. The contents of my .Xauthority file is as follows: ubuntuOMIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 … followed by a bunch of special ...
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ubuntu as vagrant vm: cannot chown to other users

I have a directory: /home/vagrant/flarum and I am trying to change the owner of the directory from root to vagrant. so I run this commond: sudo chown -R vagrant:vagrant /home/vagrant/flarum this ...
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Getting a `Permission denied` error from mount when trying to chroot to Arch Linux

I'm trying to chroot to Arch Linux on my 64-bit Ubuntu box by following the instructions listed here. Here are the steps I've taken so far: $ curl -sSLo archlinux.tar.gz ...
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MySQL Server shuts down after start

When I start the server, irrelevant if it is mysqld or mysqld_safe, it will suht down after a second, giving me 2 warnings like [Time] [PID] Can't create test file ...
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777 permissions on NTFS-3G Windows mount

I'm trying to install a game from Steam on an external harddrive. I normally use this to mount my WD Elements external usb harddrive (windows share): sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/elements/ ...
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Permission denied when changing swappiness

I'm trying to set my swappiness to a more reasonable value than 60, but I get errors: root@server1:~# sysctl vm.swappiness=10 sysctl: permission denied on key 'vm.swappiness' root@server1:~# swapoff ...
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sudo/root permission denied when attempting to copy file

I am trying to copy files from an external hard drive (NTFS) onto an internal drive (ext4). Almost all of the files were successfully copied, but some were not. If I navigate into the directory with ...
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Can't move, delete or create folders on my USB storage device.

I have a psp memory sdhc 32gb connected to my Linux computer and can't do anything on them, I tried everything, i checked I have the right permissions, as I'm the administration user but when I try to ...
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Trying to install and run Virtualbox on XFCE desktop Version 4.8 xubuntu/chromebook c710

I am trying to install VirtualBox (5.0.16) - I can get it to install - I setup a virtual machine, but every time I try to run it, I get: The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not ...
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accessing scanner through Ubuntu 15.10

I am learning about Ubuntu Linux and have converted a computer from Windows 7 to U. My scanning function is now gone (Brother MFC-J4310DW 3-in one). I have got the fax and printing okay, but it seems ...
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Shared Files are not collaborating (only coming as read only)

I have shared a folder and files inside (over a LAN network - Peer to peer). The permissions are for read and write for everyone. But whenever someone (from a different machine in the same network ) ...
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Backuped a site from CentOS to Ubuntu and suddenly the permissions changed

I'm kinda new to Linux. I backed up a Drupal 7 site from a CentOS server to my local host server on Ubuntu desktop 15.10... Suddenly it seems that the file permissions for several directories changed ...
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transmission-daemon missing all previous torrents

Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, transmission 2.92-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 Just started up an updated version of transmission, and replaced my old config file. Now all my old seeding torrents are gone. All the torrent ...
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Add linux ext4 data partition, migrate data, mount automatically

I'm a Linux Newbie, although I enough (albeit ancient) system level experience across various systems to understand how things work. I'm trying to set up my son's computer. It's an HP, pre-installed ...
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How to recover from chown on all the files? [duplicate]

I've just chowned all the computer. I wanted to chown a folder completely so I used the option -R. I forgot that I had used su root before and I was in the folder where everything is (/ isn't it ?) ...