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

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Can't copy files to Windows share with write-only / view-contents permissions

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10. There is a share on a remote server that acts as a dropbox for my professors. Of course they don't want people copying or things from there. The Windows Permissions are set to ...
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How can I find a folder that starts with a .? [duplicate]

I've just read this answer about changing Spotify preferences, but I don't understand; where can I find the file ~/.config/spotify/Users/[Spotify user name]-user/prefs to be able to edit it? Do I have ...
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Missing necessary permission - live USB

The computer froze during updating to Ubuntu version 15.04. After turning it off the system doesnt work anymore. Live USB doesnt recognize the broken installed version of Ubuntu, therefore I dont know ...
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OpenSSH asks for root@hostname password instead of user@hostname password

So I have this other desktop PC, that serves as my server, primesystem and a laptop as my client, zerosystem that is connected to it. They both serve as my ssh-server and ssh-client respectively, and ...
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Invalid AuthExternal keyword (pwauth)

I'm trying to setup basic authentication on my Apache2 server using AuthExternal and pwauth. Thus using the system users to perform the authentication rather than another user db. I could install and ...
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permissions, changing ownership

I have a flash drive which contains recovered files from my old mac, I installed Ubuntu just to recover these files, I have no other purpose for the OS. The drive shows owner "Root" and the files are ...
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ldap login with dynamic nss_base memberOf attributes

I have all of my users in an LDAP directory via nss_base_passwd like so: 175 nss_base_passwd ou=users,dc=...,dc=com?sub I have read that I can also restrict the available users to those ...
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How to enable root user in Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have tried this command several (sudo passwd root) times and whenever I restart after this root login does not show up. Or is there any other way using GUI instead of terminal in Ubuntu 15.10?
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Cannot Get Postfix to Start on Ubuntu Server

I've installed Postfix on Ubuntu 15.10, with the expectation of using it to send mail for websites hosted on the machine. However, it seems like the program isn't starting, and when i run command ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server Permission question

A little about my setup. I have a synology nas that has transmission loaded to DL content. The temporary directory is on the nas when its in process of DL. I have a remote folder mounted that points ...
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Program cannot write to /usr/lib

I have installed MonoDevelop and can create, build and run sample projects. The issue is when I go to close, or MonoDevelop tries to write to the /usr/lib/monodevelop/bin directory, I get a ...
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User Permissions after PC Name Change

I made a mistake on my PC name when i installed 14.04. I altered the name via the netbios command, but have since run into issues. Do I need to update my user groups? permissions? Any advice please
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Cannot delete files

I've got my documents directory mounted on a separate partition from /home (/mnt/data) and linked symbolically. If I try to delete anything from ~/Documents via the GUI the window simply closes and ...
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SAMBA users always ask permission

in SAMBA ,guest users have 777 permissions to READ/WRITE files but always ask permissions when new folder or files are copied to SHARED FOLDER, and I give permission by: chmod -R 777 SHARED FOLDER, ...
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Giving r-x permissions to directories of other users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.1 server with the such permissions scheme (given below in user:group format): root: root super: sudo master master1: master master2: master user1: simple1 user2: simple2 ... ...
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funky permissions, what does it mean? [duplicate]

I was having a hard time with a particular folder. When I looked at the folder, this is what I saw: $ls -al ?????????? 2 denis denis 4096 Feb 20 09:32 public_html I changed it, with chmod, ...
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How to disable root privilege for SSH'ed users?

I want to setup a VPS that is is open to a few people for them to execute a program. They will connect via SSH. Is there a way for me to keep them from running root commands (sudo, su)? I tried ...
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Unable to download packages from Country server

Following error is displayed as I tried to download guake from my terminal: Why is this forbidden error displayed? How can I be able to download it from my country server. It works fine When I try to ...
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Permission denied in downloading ftp file

I am new to Linux and I am practicing File Transfer Protocol.As a root user when I look into the ftp directory , I have following two files :'Dilsher' and 'Holmes'. root@dilsher:/# cd /srv/ftp ...
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I tried to install python package.Then some error is showing like “exeption…” why?

Friends,I downloaded and installed pip in my Ubuntu.Then I tried to install packages like PLY and My xml etc.But i got a a sequence of sentences written in red. Exception: Traceback (most recent call ...
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What are “collector” and “gather” found in /lib/bootchart/?

I noticed a process, "collector" was eating up 7% or so of my processor time when I ran top. There were no man pages on it, and I found it with another executable, "gather" in /lib/bootchart/. I ...
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File Rights messed up! :(

For homework I need to manually make an LAMP server (i am a beginner) I did the installation and configuration of Apache, Mysql and php with my "root" user and then after that i came beware of errors ...
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How to prevent sudoers from changing the root password unless they know the current root user password first

I want to give a developer sudo access, but giving him sudo access would potentially allow him to change the root password and lock me out of the server. I just created a demo account, added it to ...
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How to change index.html file in apache from normal user when apache is installed in root?

I work in Ubuntu 14.04. Well, I always had the misconception that installing a software from the root user makes the software available to all users. So, I wanted to install apache and add my html ...
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Permisson denied error masssage conf file [duplicate]

I can't change the .conf files. The error massage Permisson denied. How can i fix this? please help me. Thanks.
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superuser. What is it? and how do I get that premission?

I'm attempting to manually configure dpkg due to package manager warning. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. I enter the code. 'dpkg ...
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Having a problem editing geany 1.23.1 templates on

I try to edit a Geany template file and I can't save the file I get a error message. I have Kubuntu installed and Geany 1.23.1 Thanks Mike
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Broken sudo in Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a Windows 7 host Virtualbox

I messed up while changing the permission of /usr/bin/ folder and now I'm getting the error: sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set Is there any way I can revert to ...
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“No such file or directory” after chmod

I downloaded my professor's "shell" program and am trying to run it on my machine to do some homework. When I tried to run it from terminal using ./shell I got a "Permission denied error". After ...
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Can't Edit Music Metadata On Samba Share

I have a music library shared over samba. I connect to the samba share with an account that has rwx permissions. I'm able to verify that I can create files in the same directory as the music files as ...
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Mount ZFS dataset in unprivileged containers

First a bit of information about my configuration: Ubuntu 15.10 ZFS pool created LXC containers stored in pool/lxc Dataset created in pool/mydataset owned by user1 Now I need one of the containers ...
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how to make file keeps it's permissions even it got copied

I made an executable file with extension .sh on a webserver root@internal-webserver:/var/www/html# chmod +x puppetconf.sh But when I wget the file, the file is not executable any more. ...
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Does Ext4 stores owner and group names? Or only IDs?

I am wondering if Ext4 file system stores names or IDs for file ownership information? Most probably the IDs... but that makes another question. Does all Ubuntu versions have standardized IDs for ...
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Find the user under which a Ubuntu service runs?

I have a Cassandra service on my Ubuntu but I cannot figure under what user this service runs. I know how to find the owner and the permissions of files and directories. But how can I do this for a ...
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Can you make `su` require a password, even if called with sudo?

So, I recently secured my root log-in and all sudo requests with 2-factor authentication. However, I noticed that if a user with sudo access that does NOT have 2FA enabled could easily sudo su and ...
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Incorrectly ran chmod 754

I accidentally ran the following command: sudo chmod 754 opencv instead of sudo chmod 754 home/mrman/opencv Now I can't access the folder which contains all the OpenCV files without being root. ...
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How to properly share folder on a newly installed hard drive?

So I've already moved the hard drive to my home server. Everything seems to be fine, all data is still intact. But I can't seem to access the folders once it is shared. http://imgur.com/a/vhytE ...
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Samba Share to Mac problems

I am working on building a small Ubuntu server to run Plex on. I have Ubuntu Server installed and up and running. I have installed Plex and Samba. I've mounted by separate internal drive (where I want ...
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File permission management

I would like to be able to move files downloaded by transmission in the name of my primary user. I added this user to the group debian-transmission, but it is not enough, only the owner has the ...
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How to open my external hard drive, which is locked by password.exe file in ubuntu?

i recently installed ubuntu and am learning a lot of new things. I have an external hard drive (HD-PZU3 ministation) and it is password protected. Before I can navigate the drive, I have to run the ...
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How to change file types?

I changed the permissions of some directories and the files within them, so now when I list them, most are highlighted green or have names that are green. Some of the files used to be blue or white, ...
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Program has no access to files after running chmod 777 -R

I transferred some Minecraft server files from one server to another, both running Multicraft control panel. I didn't have permissions to run the new server files from the second server, so I used: ...
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Give web sever directory full permission [duplicate]

I managed to change DocumentRoot directory form /var/www to /home/user/www and working fine except the problem that I can not copy/paste or even delete any file without root access. Since I use SASS ...
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./run.sh: line 1: java: command not found

I'm trying to install worksnaps client so I can start working on a project. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit system. Installation and Configuration for worksnaps are simple : Download the ...
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Can't copy or move recovered crypted files from the temp folder

My ubuntu failed a few days back. I was able to recover my encrypted home folder using ecryptfs-recover-private then nautilus (under root) to view the ecryptfs.xxxxxxxxx folder in the temp. I can ...
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Not able to change /usr/bin permission - Permission denied

When I logged into my linux box via Winscp. I see /usr/bin is owned by root and others are owned by the user name which I am logging in. How much ever ,I tried to change the permission of /usr/bin I ...
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Can I have my ubuntu linux sudo/su password diffrent from my desktop login password?

Is it possible to have a desktop login password different from the password use for super user permissions like for example when you are installing software or running a command in sudo or something ...
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Is it safe to change ownership of all files in “/root” folder to “root:root” recursively?

I mistakenly ran chown -R buttle:butkus *;chown -R buttle:butkus .* in the /root directory. I killed the command but it definitely changed a lot of files' ownership before I killed it. So a lot of ...
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How do I add a permission for write and read access and not remove the folder?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I want to secure my folder. How can I add permissions to allow for write and read access and not removed the folder?
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ls -l Commands Gives ? for Permissions

This is a movie file, .avi that is on an external hard drive. It shows up purple when I do: ls -l For some reason I'm not able to see it using a GUI (not admin/sudo). But it will show up using ls ...