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

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How to install ACPYPE and fix the error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to install acpype in ubuntu 14.04 and I followed the comments given in ubuntu program installation guide: I have followed the following commands. acpype go to the directory in which you ...
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Unix permissions - what EXACTLY is the “owner group” (note: singular)?

I'm programming a Fuse file-system. So far so normal, didn't encounter unsolvable problems (except performance). However, I read the following articles: http://linuxcommand.org/lts0070.php ...
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Unable to compile INTEL 82599 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile the drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: ~/ixgbe-3.21.2/src$ make install make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-46-generic/build ...
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Ubuntu on a live cd wont let me access the installed HDD

I am using a live cd running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to access my hard drives /media/(Myname) it telling me that persmission is denied. Even when i could view the files earlier. How can i fix ...
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Ubuntu does not allow me to access my HDD when using a live CD [duplicate]

A HDD failed in my computer a while ago and I am using a HDD from another computer that I had running Lubuntu. Now I have it installed in a computer where I am using a live CD and it won't let me ...
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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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How to Recover Ubuntu default file system permissions [duplicate]

I made a big mistake.. When I trying to give some permissions to localhost project In terminal I typed 'sudo chmod -R 755 /' Now nothing work. I tried to fix this By this commands mount -o ...
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Permission of files which are in a folder doesn't change from root

I had a problem with installing Virtualenv, Python3.4 and Django 1.7, so I entered as root and became successful to install them. but know I am being encountered with permission limitations. all of my ...
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Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...
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Move file to another user's home directory (without sudo)

I have a couple of files that I want to move to another's user home directory. I don't have permissions to write to that user's home directory, but I know his password. I know how to copy the file ...
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How to create a ext4 partition for all users?

I know it sound like a dublicate questions but I tried the following and it didn't help: My drive is mounted under /media/data so I entered sudo chown -R :users /media/data However I still ...
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Permission Denied during install of Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 a new HP Pavilion laptop with AMD A10 and 1.5 TB of space running Windows 8.1, 64 bit. When I run wubi it gets half way and: Permission denied For more ...
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How to use the dd command to copy an .img file to an SD card?

I've been trying to use the dd command to send an .img file of mine to a partition on my SD card. The command is: dd if=/dev/sda6/media/david/desktop/stellar-unbrick.img of=/dev/sdb1 Unfortunately, ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Standard user missing elevated group permissions

The other day, apparently a script or other essential file got scrambled/deleted/whatever, now preventing the standard user to gain 'admin' group rights and successfully complete the boot process into ...
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windows permissions vs ubuntu permissions

Opening some of my files in my usb drive from windows shows a message that reads as "there was a problem sending a command to the program". I got that window for some files, only after I was accessing ...
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Can mhddfs mounting options be set via /etc/fstab to respect file permissions?

I'm currently using mhddfs to mount three hard drives into a singluar pool directory. However, due to the allow_other option set, all users have full rw permissions in the pool directory (ignoring any ...
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Fstab doesn't update permissions or ownership rules [duplicate]

I mount a FAT32 filesystem (because it needs to be compatible with windows) that has an SVN repository on it. It is mounted with owners root:plugdev and permissions rwxrwx--- . My user account is a ...
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User doesn't get gksu dialog so apps just fail

I am using Ubuntu with Xfce on Android in a chroot (via Linux Deploy). When I try to run some software that requires admin/root access the GUI does not prompt me for the admin password like it does ...
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Error: You do not have permission to access “filename” [duplicate]

I have an external hard disk which i was using on mac. While accessing it on ubuntu two folders "Movies", "pictures" were not accessable. It said i was not the owner and i don't have the permission to ...
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Getting “permission denied” when trying to edit a plugin for Gedit [duplicate]

I've tried everything that I know, which admittedly is not a lot. The problem is that I can't use the plug-ins in Gedit because the loader is set to "python 3". I read an answer where all one has to ...
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Can't log in my ubuntu laptop, login loop

Can anyone help me, I cant log-in to my laptop. Looks like its just looping back to the login screen. what may have caused it, I was working on an AWS EC2 lab and after setting up an instance i ...
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wubi install: permission denied at the end of installation [duplicate]

I downloaded the image ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 Extracted to a file run wubi.exe I followed the process but in the end of the installation it gives: Permission denied For more ...
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Running cron scripts with php and node

I've gone through many posts for cron jobs, but still was unable to run it on my Ubuntu 14.04 environment. I have a file test.sh in /tmp/test/. The test.sh contains several other scripts in PHP and ...
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How do I check if my root password (login) is disabled?

I accidentally enabled(set) my root password (by default it is locked), and now I want to "undo" it. I used both commands sudo usermod -p '!' root and sudo passwd -dl root in that order. How do ...
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How to allow www-data to create a folder with read, write and execute permission [duplicate]

How do I create a directory with read, write and execute permission in ubuntu 14.04. I have a web-app written in php and I am using <?php mkdir('/items/folder', 0777, true); ?> to create ...
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Home folders accessible to other users and should not be, how to fix?

Why are my home folders accessible by other users on the same system by default? I understand that I can change the permission of the home folders but want to know why this happened? I have done ...
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Cant Create folder with full permission on ubuntu 14.04

I having a weird problem on my VPS with Ubuntu 14.04 as the server. I tried creating a directory with php mkdir using the code below <?php mkdir("/items/foldername", 0777, true); ?> ...
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GMP compliation…/libtool: line 1128: ../mpn/m4-ccas: Permission denied

Hi i am trying to install gmp-6.0.0 but make command doesn't work...i am getting this error.kindly rectify thanks in advance. ../libtool: line 1128: ../mpn/m4-ccas: Permission denied make[2]: *** ...
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exFAT read-only trusted source

I need only to read files from 64GB SD card, written to from a digital camera. Followed these instructions with success: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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Gitlab: CHMOD on var/www

I am trying to set up a git on my server as well as on my localhost machine My files are in /var/www/example.net (in both cases: local and server) Permissions in my localhost are: drwxr-xrwx 5 ...
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Read, write but no delete in Samba

I have a Samba folder and I am looking for the right set of permissions. Users (no root) should be able to read and write files in the folder, but shouldn't be able to delete subfolders. Although with ...
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Always mount a disk (flashdrive) with a particular label to the same mountpoint

I have an external HDD and when I plug it in, I'd like it that Ubuntu always mounted it to a particular mountpoint and with particular read/write permissions. To be more precise, I have an external ...
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Granting access to a file or directory to another user but not all users

The question is how to allow one user (but not all!) to access files of another user. I have a directory /home/alice/dir owned by alice: $ cd /home/alice $ ls -l drwxr-x--- 2 alice alice 4096 ...
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URL_REWRITE_PROGRAM squid not working

I am trying to install squid3 to mess with the internet as someone is stealing my wifi... I have followed this guide: https://blog.g0tmi1k.com/2011/04/playing-with-traffic-squid/ everything was ...
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When running gksudo in my terminal and trying to change file permissions, Nautilus crashes. How can I fix this?

I was trying to save some files to my usb drive and discovered I couldn't do it. So I decided to try to change my file permissions as a user by launching Nautilus as root. To do this I typed in gksudo ...
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Unable to execute command in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have been assigned a Ubuntu 12.04 system.I have administrator privilages but when i try to execute command such as ifconfig,sudo etc the command does not executes.I have executed ifconfig command ...
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MySQL not starting in Xampp

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Xampp 5.6.3-0. I cannot get the MySQL server to run. I have tried executing these commands so far (run in this order): sudo chmod 755 /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf sudo chmod -R ...
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Why the file has 0755, but 'Permission denied'?

Why the file has 0755, but I got an error 'Permission denied'? root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:~/.rbenv/versions/2.2.0/bin# ls -la total 14000 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 9 20:25 . drwxr-xr-x ...
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Change permissions of / of mounted disk

I've accidentally changed the permissions of /on my system, thus obviously nothing is working anymore now. I can access my server via a rescue system and mount the disk. How can I fix the ...
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Server permissionsto allow php script to run but other users cant open

I have an apache server set up, there is a php script for a login page (contains passwords). I want to be able to give the server permissions to run the script but not for users who login through ...
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access to USB drive broken after changing uid

Since changing my uid I no longer have the permissions to see a USB hardrive/stick that is automatically mounted at /media/USERNAME. Nautilus gives the message Unable to open a folder for ...
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How to set individual folder/file permission on a certain share on ubuntu server 14.04?

sorry for bothering but i do really need help with my ubuntu file/samba server.. i already tried googling but to no avail.. i have this share/directory -- sharedFolder --- folderA --- folderB --- ...
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How do I add a command permission to specific user to do it without password? [duplicate]

I want to give permission to a user to do shutdown command without password. Shutdown command need root privileges. If I give NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers, the user can do all command that need root ...
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Reset default permissions for /etc [duplicate]

I did a silly thing. I changed the permissions of my /etc folder using sudo chmod -R ugo+rw /etc After that I did some damage control using the command pkexec chmod 755 /etc Then I was able to ...
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Cannot Run Rscript from PHP but it runs perfect from terminal

I'm new to Ubuntu I'm trying to execute an Rscript in PHP using exec. However it doesnt run. When I run it from the terminal it executes perfectly. This is the code I run from commandline: ...
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“An error occured: Permission Denied for more information please see the log file: C:\Users\Mckinl~1\AppData\Local\Temp”

I'm on a 32 bit mac running Windows7Pro and OSX. I mounted "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso" to usb and used installation program on Windows. This process worked before. "An error occured: Permission ...
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How to give execute permissions to an external hard drive

I just bought a 1 TB My Passport external hard drive an I am trying to run steam games off of it. When I try to download games there it says the folder must be in a drive with execute permissions. I ...
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Is there any difference between umask value and chmod value?

I'm using umask in fstab settings. What I know is if i set 755 with chmod, the permission will be rwxr-xr-x. But, when I use umask in fstab with 755 value, permission that i get is ----w--w-. Giving ...
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How do I get gksu nautilus to work so I can access my encrypted hardrive from a live usb?

So I running Ubuntu on my computer, I downloaded a load of stuff, turned it off and now when I turn it on it gets stuck on the splash screen. I've make a live USB running Ubuntu to try and get my ...