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

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000 permission for a single file is not working well [duplicate]

I have set 000 permission for a single file writing this code: sudo chmod 000 ./Desktop/*.gif But still this file is deletable and renameable (but not readable). Although this code: sudo chmod ...
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MiniDLNA permission issues during installation

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 on ESXi6. I am trying to use this device as a media home server so I found minidlna, I am trying to install it, but it keeps error on this: Starting DLNA/UPnP-AV ...
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Why are some mass storeage devices read only? [duplicate]

I have a card reader in my laptop. Today I needed to copy some files to the SD card. Unfortunately, Ubuntu said it's read only. It wouldn't let me set permissions for the SD card in nautilus either. ...
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Removing duplicate directories

I'm backing up some files from my wife's computer (iMac) to my file server (Ubuntu). I'm using an external drive to which I've previously copied some of the files but I've since decided to use rsync. ...
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don't have permission to access / on this server. Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80

I can access my http://localhost/ and I have no idea what I have done. I know it did work, and my server restarts every time I ask, php is also intalled, but I see no website, and then I changed my ...
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How to allow both user and www-data to upload

I have a user (developer) that is the member of both www-data and admin. The folder has the following permission and ownership. The problem is that I can't use php to upload files. It says "failed to ...
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Cant copy files into USB stick. USB stick is Read only

Ok so when I do sudo fdisk -l, I get this: Disco /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 121601 cilindros, 1953525168 sectores en total Unidades = sectores de 1 * 512 ...
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Unable to Install Openssh-Server on Ubuntu Server

I am trying to install OpenSSH-Server and receiving following error, Unpacking openssh-server (from .../openssh-server_1%3a5.9p1-5ubuntu1.7_amd64.deb) ... /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst: 17: exec: ...
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Cannot write log file -Squid 3- Permission denied

I'm running Squid3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, When I type squid3 on terminal it shows WARNING: Cannot write log file: /var/log/squid3/cache.log /var/log/squid3/cache.log: Permission denied ...
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How to automount ntfs internal hard drive as user

The title pretty much explains it. I am on windows and ubuntu dual boot. When I set automatic mount options on in the app disk, the system does not auto mount the drive. I need to click the drive to ...
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To create a folder in Desktop without permission denied?

I changed my harddrive from I3 to I5 machine. Originally I3 machine had Ubuntu 14.04 harddisk with user dell I5 machine had Windows 10 harddisck originally with user masi Now I5 machine with ...
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how to access another user data

I have a very strange problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything was working as usual normally, today when I turned my laptop on and logged in in my account I had only empty screen without any ...
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Problem running Transmission/Deluge

I have been using Firefox, Transmission/Deluge(mostly Deluge) on my Raspberry Pi now for a few weeks. I am facing this issue: Every time I click on a magnet link on the web, Firefox brings up ...
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apache2 configuration

I have installed apache2 by: sudo apt-get install apache2 Then I changed its root directory and now I'm trying to access apache I get: you don't have permission or access denied I then ...
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I locked myself out from using su or sudo. I'd like to understand what I did there

In an attempt to increase the numer of files my domino server is allowed to handle, I changed /etc/security/limits.conf, adding following lines. notes soft nofile 60000 notes hard nofile 60000 ...
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Are these the right permissions for a webserver

I understand by now that 777 is very dangerous to have as permission on folders in my webserver, and I wan't to change them to 755 for folder and 644 for files as suggested here. Im using the ...
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Permission denied with ./configure

I am trying to install Open MPI. I downloaded the archive and extracted the folder to /home/. I cded there and entered ./configure --prefix="/opt/openmpi" and got this error: ./configure: line 4840: ...
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Group Administrator cannot change file right by chmod g+w

Already execute" gpasswd -a " to assign a group administrator. The one of group owner put a file as read only. But group administrator can't change the file by" chmod g+w files.txt". Error ...
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How to grant access to one specific folder for a group of users on VPS server?

I am at a dead end with what is described in the title. I have a VPS Linux server and I want to give a developer full access to one folder within var/www/ and no more. Looks like ACL should do the ...
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Apache odd permission behavior in Ubuntu 14.04

Short version: Apache deny access to file at /opt/adminer, but works as expected if the file served is at /usr/share/adminer/adminer. Longer version: The package adminer installs this apache ...
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I messed up permissions in home folder I can not login

Some time ago I had this problem and I found a workaround by issuing following command sudo chmod 777 /dev/dri/card0 and leaving me with this bug. I have been struggling to fix it for a week. ...
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Ubuntu webserver permissions for writing

While setting up my webserver I gave all my public folders 777 permissions with filezilla, I found out that this is very bad because everyone can put stuff in that folder at the moment. I have a ...
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Hardrive Permission

So I added a second drive for to use for back-ups. I changed the ownership, when I try to use the partition, it says that I do not have permission. Here is what mount is showing. /dev/sdb3 on ...
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How and when to use groups?

I have only one user on my computer, and I never set any group permissions. When are they useful? Can you give me a few examples?
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Deluge permission denied after 5 minutes of restart

I'm getting an error of "Permission Denied: torrent-name.iso" about 5 minutes after I add the torrent file, I'm using Deluge on a headless Ubuntu Server 14-04- LTS PPC, Deluge is running with my user ...
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Question about File Permissions?

If I created a new application and copied it to the directory /usr/local/bin, what are the rights accorded to "others" and "group" ? I think I get all the rights so it should be 7-- but I don't know ...
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ubuntu 14.04, xdmx, and the dreaded wrong authentication

I've started a quest for a multiheaded system with the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOzRCBGDVaE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlcqkNRN-b8 http://mitros.org/p/xdmx-setup.html ...
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Changing permissions of an NTFS partition for Transmission

I've been using ubuntu for a few years now, however this is my first time asking a question on the forums so please let me know if I have not provided enough info. I'm running 14.04 Home on an Intel® ...
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Removing R libraries in protected /usr/ paths

I am familiar with Unix as an operating system, but not in the general logic of how developers decide to organize application library locations. Take R, for example. Installing R on ubuntu can be ...
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How to configure assigned floppy disk ownership for Unity 14.04?

The floppy disk device I've recently added to a previously installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop seems to be functioning correctly in GNOME Files on the unity desktop; however, media inserted into this ...
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After renaming directory, getting “Forbidden: You don't have permission to access /index.html on this server.”

I'm getting the error cited in the title when I try to browse locally to index.html (or any other file in the html-root directory I've specified, and I can't figure out why. What follows is the ...
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Updated from 12.04 to 14.04, software center now saying I have no permission to download software

just a note I'm not an expert at this. I'm using crouton linux with xfce and recently updated from 12.04 to 14.04. I'd done this with my previous crouton-installed chromebook fine, but now I can't ...
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LAMP server couldn't be installed using tasksel

I tried to install LAMP server using tasksel. But it shows the following error message. I tried changing permissions using chmod but in vain debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open ...
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Cannot write to Samba shared folder

This question has been asked several times, but reading the different answers did not get me to resolve my specific problem. Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on my HTPC. I want to share over the LAN the ...
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can not write to hard drive permitions set to root, EMERGENCY!

I have seen many questions about this but i can not get my drives to be writable. I do not understand the command line. I am on a very tight deadline and wondering if i can pay someone to walk me ...
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No Plugin in the WordPress Admin end, but in the plugins/ folder

I've taken all my debugging-specific plugins from one of my Windows drive, and pasted them into my Ubuntu 14.04, but I cannot see any plugin other than the two default Akismet and Hello Dolly. I've ...
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Ubuntu clear Apache2 error log

I am new to Ubuntu. I can find my error log here in var/log/apache2/error.log. but i couldn't clear it. i tried to change the permission to edit the content. But couldn't achieve it. Please help me ...
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How to set the correct permissions between development and production

DEVELOPMENT On my development server I have an Ubuntu user named user1. When user1 runs PyCharm (user1 must run a Django app) as sudo then the app at a later stage is required to create a folder ...
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Will a Virus or Malware inside a User Account or Guest Account Affect the Entire Ubuntu System?

When I started out with Linux, and while studying the file structure and access permissions of Linux systems, a thought formulated in my mind, that as long as you operate only within your less ...
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Dual Drive Re-Install over existing data problem

I'm running 15.10 on a desktop with a 100GB SSD and a 1TB HDD with two users. For reasons detailed in other questions that have been unanswered I am unable to boot into my installation from any ...
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Allow a LXC container user to write as an external user to a mounted directory

Apologies for the title, the setup is actually quite simple. I have a host with a user called oli and a directory called /media/steve/incoming that oli can read-write-execute in. Within that I have a ...
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Ordinary user can read /etc/passwd. Is it a a security hole? [duplicate]

When check the /etc/passwd file permissions, I discover that all user have the read permission to it. $ ls -l /etc/passwd -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 3381 2015-11-04 11:02 /etc/passwd Is it a ...
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Add Tomcat 8 Server to Eclipse Mars in Ubuntu

I followed this tutorial to install tomcat 8 on my Ubuntu 14.04. As you can see, tomcat is not run on the root user but on another user tomcat. My eclipse Mars is installed on the root user. But when ...
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KVM VM not working

Im getting this error when creating a VM in virt manager using KVM. (Unable to complete install: 'internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: 2015-12-02T23:01:04.368439Z ...
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Best way to set up a company shared drive using Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to find out the best way to set up a shared drive for a company which has 50+ users in 3 office locations in different cities. They basically need a drive with a common folder to store ...
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Access to Files Outside the Home Directory Chroot - For every Users

I want to allow access to /var/www/dev/ to every user in my system (+50) via their home directory (so they can access via FTP with chroot_local_user=YES) For one particular user I can do: mkdir ...
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“No fortunes found” error

So, I have installed fortune on my Rackspace server but if I run it without any arguments it says No fortunes found I installed the package as root so there shouldn't be a permissions issue. The ...
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Wrong permissions of /dev/null (XUbuntu 15.10)

After running update today and rebooting the OS lightdm would not start. After some debugging I noticed that /dev/null (and some other /dev files) do not have adequate permissions (compared to another ...
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How to Share folder with samba wich is located on second hard drive

I have a problem, so i will get to it. Over 10 days i just cant get access from lan to a shared folder wich is located on a second hard drive on ubuntu server. I have instaled ubuntu server 15.04, ...
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Getting error with app permission to read files

I am using slowmoVideo, and it works very fine rendering movies or image files in slow-motion when its source files (images or movie) aren't in my project's directory. But when I try to render my job ...