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

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Can't edit a file in Ubunutu 14.04

I'm trying to edit a python file called resize.py /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/moviepy/video/fx/resize.py I gave myself permissions to unlock the file using sudo chmod 776 /usr/local/...
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Ubuntu MATE problems with external media permissions

I just started trying out Ubuntu MATE in 16.04 and I can't edit my thumb-drive files because they belong to root. I tried changing the mount point with gnome-disks to media/user/DRIVE still belong to ...
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I lost my home folder on update to 16.04, is it possible to retrieve it?

I have only one user on my computer, me - paul. My update to 16.04 crashed at the very last second, when I tried to restart I was experiencing login loop. After some research, I found that there was ...
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Boot Disk Locked up, no permission to see the content

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I leave it on all the time, and this morning, while I wasn't using it, flash installed on my system, and my boot partition was completely filled up. Also, firefox ...
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Permissions to write files in the apache folder /var/www/html from PHP

I have apache running on Ubuntu and I'm trying to write (copy an image) in the following folder: /var/www/html/images I'm trying to write it from HTML/PHP <?php $uploaddir = '/var/www/html/...
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Transmission and deluge fail in ubuntu 16.04 LTS saving to external usb hard drive connected to another machine

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported (/run/user/...
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xhost command in script fails when executed by initctl

For some reason, I have to execute xhost +SI:localuser:root to allow GUI for root user. I have put this command in a shell script, which will be executed at startup by upstart. When I execute this ...
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FTP: Connect as local user with different password

I want give some people FTP access to the files of unix user bob. Since bob has sudo, I don't want to share his unix password. How can I make sure FTP users have the same file rights as bob without ...
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How to setup Restricted (permission) access for Directories in Apache2 web server

I am a new system admin and learning Ubuntu. I have to setup a restricted (permission) for directories in Apache web server. The scenario is as follows. The folders are, /var/www/data/ /var/www/...
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How to install cordova in ubuntu 15.10 for Ionic-Framework

I am working in IONIC, after completing my all my installation for my framework I was checking my cordova version cordova -v but i am getting error like /usr/local/lib/node_modules/cordova/...
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Hard Drive recognises everything as executable

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an external Hard Drive that I use for storage data. In order to be able to execute file in this Hard Drive, I modified the /etc/fstab adding the following code: ...
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Facing errors with running shell scripts at startup and poweroff

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to run 3 scripts at startup. They are named as follows: voe.sh startUp.sh and runDown.sh The script voe.sh is the main file which will in turn call the other 2 ...
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atq command problem

I am trying to enable www-data to use the at commmand. First I deleted www-data in /etc/at.deny file and tried to execute the following command #sudo -u www-data atq I got this error You do not ...
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Recovering from chown -R / … update-manager not working and throwing errors [duplicate]

I messed up and ran chown -R username:username / by accident. I rebooted into recovery mode to get root privileges back and did the following... mount -o remount,rw / to get write permissions, then ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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Samba file sharing error 13

I've got three computers running at my home: my workstation (W10), the missus' Mac and my file server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm trying to backup one of my workstation folders to my file server. ...
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How to know the home directory size limit?

Is there any way to know how large my home directory is allowed to be?
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MySQL won't start after changing the datadir (14.04, mysql 5.7)

I've mounted a separate hdd to /mnt/temp, and changed datadir to point to this. I added the correct settings in apparmor and worked away with mysql for a few hours. After adding performance_schema to ...
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how to set some application to run only as root

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wondering is there a way to set some applications to run only as root? for example the application X can normally executed by any user, and I want to set it to be ...
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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Running a Python script on an apache2 version 2.4 server

I have a python script (python.py) located in the /var/www/html/Python folder. The script saves some images to another directory (/var/www/html/Data). I have the x file permission on the python.py ...
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Member of group cannot cd into directory

I have a folder testfolder with owner tuser1 and group testgroup. ls -l shows this: drwxr-x--- 24 tuser1 testgroup 4096 Apr 17 13:33 testfolder tuser2 also belongs to testgroup. getent group ...
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ubuntu permissions on newly created files with umask 022

I added a user on linux with username kakaris, added a password and then set the default directory of the user: usermod --home /usr/share/nginx/site.com/zfolder kakaris User kakaris is member of ...
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bash: ./flash_tool: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I try to run SP Flash Tool under Ubuntu MATE but after I chmod +x the executable file, I get the fallowing error: bash: ./flash_tool: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error bash: ./flash_tool....
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AppArmor: Unusual denied “name=<string>” message

I have a custom AppArmor profile to confine Syncthing. (I realise that this might not be a specific Ubuntu question, but I only use Ubuntu so I haven't seen if this affects other Linux distros). ...
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Give access to php to /home folder

I am need for apache to have access on all (well... most anyway) user folders on the same machine, so that I can access some data, do some magic and then display them on a webpage for remote viewing. ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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New Samsung printer driver wedged with “Cups insecure filter” error, won't print; won't change permissions

I installed the Samsung ULD Universal Drivers for a M2070FW on Trusty. The driver hung with error "Cups insecure filter", refusing to print any test page no matter how many times printer was Added or ...
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Can't set up built-in PHPStorm server

I have PHPStorm 2016.1. Jetbrains have a tutorial for built-in server setup, but it's only for Windows. I tried adapting it, but no success - the browser can't connect. Here are my settings: When ...
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Can't run any programs because of less permissions and how to give a user full sudo privileges ?(Ubuntu 14 Server)

So, I created a Ubuntu VPS with AWS. I am very new to Ubuntu so I need a GUI, therefore I installed TightVNC to use it from my Win 10 PC. Now here are the problems: 1) The server has a default user ...
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gRsync set permissions same as when copying

I am having trouble with permissions when using gRsync. The reason I am using grsync is it seems a lot easier to use my mounted windows share when using the browse feature. Currently I'm not sure how ...
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Using ACL to control read and writes by specific groups

I'm new to ACL so I'm creating some demo folders, unfortunately it's not working as expected. The folder Triangle belongs to user pyramid in group triangle. The user Cube in group square needs ...
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How do I change the user home folder name?

I have a buyer for my desktop PC with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I need to change the home folder name from robert to james. I've managed the other tasks like hostname, user name, user ...
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How can I get access to the folder

i recently install Ubuntu 15.10 after windows 10 now my problem is that i do not have permission to delete or move any file or folder. please help me with this
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Sharing a Time Machine disk via Netatalk 3

I've seen a few guides around the internet for having wireless Time Machine backups. I've tried using a few of them but never got 100% what I want. Here's my current routine: Create an encrypted ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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Restrict user to run only one program with Wine

I want install Wine and Picasa for an user. I want prevent the user from running *.exe-Files basically for security reasons. In the past (bevor 3-4 years, another Ubuntu-Installation) I discovered, ...
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var lock issue right after installing JDK and soapUI on my machine

I have been dealing with an issue all day here. I cannot seem to have apt-get work for anything whatsoever. I have been through several parameters here including trying these following solutions: ...
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Cannot remove file uucp

I was downloading Java tar files and meanwhile managed to install it via apt-get, now I cannot remove the unrelated file resting on my Desktop (jre1.8...). THe properties reveal owner uucp, and the ...
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Permission denied when running “./script.sh”, but works when running “bash script.sh” [duplicate]

I've got an issue executing a simple .sh file Here is my example : I'm creating a simple "abc.sh" file for creating a folder echo 'mkdir abc' > abc.sh According the executable bit chmod +x ...
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what is the diffrence b/w “remove write-protected directory” & “descend into write-protected directory”?

am new to linux world, am practising basic commands, i tried to use rm command to remove directory/folder from current directory which was /, without providing super user permission or sudo. it says ...
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How to access a Subfolder in a Shared folder using smbclient

I have created a share on a Redhat distribution to a specific directory by editing the smb.conf file: [MyShare] path = /path/to/MyShare guest ok = yes read only = no browseable = yes public = yes ...
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Can't start MongoDB, mongod is always stop/waiting

I try to run MongoDB 3.2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo service mongod start And get the result: mongod start/running, process 67725 But when I check the status I get: mongod stop/waiting I tried to ...
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bash: /etc/openvpn/server.conf: Permission denied [duplicate]

I want to run this command: gunzip -c /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/sample-config-files/server.conf.gz > /etc/openvpn/server.conf Instead I get the error message: bash: /etc/openvpn/server....
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How to remove file with ????? permission [duplicate]

I am not able to delete files/folders as I see some files/folders with permission ??????. How to remove them? Files are sitting in share folder of my Windows/Ubuntu machine drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf ...
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Giving postgres access to root files

I created an Ubuntu 14.04.4 server on digital ocean. I have a directory off the root user called mapnik/data/. Inside is a file I want to import to postgres. When logged in as root ls -l /root/...
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how can I give users access to specific hardware

I created a group named lock, using the command sudo groupadd lock and added some users, sudo usermod -a -G lock root but I do not see the users as having access to the hardware: $ ls -l /dev/ttyS* ...
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My normal user file system only works in read-only mode and i don't have the password for the root user

I have Ubuntu Server V14.10.the administration of this system disappears with a former employee. I do not have the root password and apparently the file system for the user that I use is protected and ...
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ERROR 1 (HY000): Can't create/write to file (Errcode: 13 - Permission denied)

I've been struggling for a couple of days with this now and have been trying to use this thread amongst other google searches to resolve it but can't seem to get it to work. When I run this SELECT ...
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Connection abort when trying to log in to chroot jailed account via sftp

I'm trying to make a user kake_sftp that can log in to the web server located at /var/www/html or similar. I know chroot needs some additional subdirectiories for the permissions to work out, so I'm ...