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

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Firmware will not update

sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded: ...
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What is the expected behaviour for ecryptfs?

I am relatively new GNU/Linux user and currently use Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have my main user and I also enabled root account (but not used it and root password is setup). I am interested in ecryptfs ...
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Root directory '/' locked after using chmod

I accidentally used sudo chmod 3 / which gives a execute and write permission to the root directory, while deleting the read permission. How can I recover from this, I cannot even use sudo now.
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Prevent user from viewing and editing /var/www folders

I need to be able to restrict a secondary user that I'm creating from even viewing /var/www as it contains some sensitive information in its PHP files. Currently, the user is able to view the files ...
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transmission-daemon: error loading working config-file. User priveliges?

Transmission-daemon has worked perfectly on a small headless server for a long time. However, it currently gives me the following error: transmission-daemon Error loading config file -- exiting. ...
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ubuntu 12.10 The location is not a folder [duplicate]

i just upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.10 and i noticed that i get this message The location is not a folder whenever i try to access a mounted media (USB or even my other partitions). I am now unable to ...
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Setting Default Permissions

I've read a lot of solutions for something like this, but nothing seems to work quite right for me. I have a shared development box used for a few projects that require such a thing and I'd like to ...
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Restrict access to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when I logged in to the family account which is not an administrative account, I could access my home folder(which is an ...
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How can I prevent users from accessing the root directory?

While still allowing my account to access the root directory. I've tried adding myself to the root group with $ sudo adduser myaccount root but when I do $ sudo chmod o-r /etc followed by $ cd /etc $ ...
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Gaining access to a folder which requires you to be the admin/owner?

Hey there, I'm trying to install a gedit plugin called zoom, and in order for it to be picked up by gedit it needs to be extracted in this folder /usr/lib/gedit-2/plugins. My problem is I can't ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Getting root permissions on a file inside of nano? [duplicate]

I have completely the same problem as the guy in this question. So basically I am using nano somefile.txt editing it and then permissions denied because I forgot to use sudo. The only difference from ...
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How can I list files that the current user can access?

For security auditing purposes I would like to go through my systems' users and make sure they don't have filesystem access to more than I'd prefer they did. I'd like something that outputs in the ls ...
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Can't change brcm_monitor0 in /proc

I am trying to change the value in the file /proc/brcm_monitor0 from 0 to 1. This file is used to set Broadcom wifi modules into monitor mode. The default method to do this is: sudo -s echo 1 > ...
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How to access drives that are mounted by other users?

On my PC, I have three user accounts. Suppose I open a drive from the file manager in one account, it gets mounted and can be accessed fine. But when I try to access the same drive from another ...
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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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Should I install non-repository software as root or as my user?

What is the right way of installing programs that are not available in repositories: should my user own the binaries and keep them in ~/bin/, or should root own the binaries and keep them in, say, ...
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Can I have a user execute sudo commands without being an administrator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a user to the “sudo” group? I recently became a UNIX admin for some relatives, and they are quite far up the creek on how to use ubuntu. I know that one key ...
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How to edit lightdm to show “other user”?

I am an IT student aide at a college and we have a very small test computer that we started messing around on with 12.04 and used likewise to join it into the Windows network that we have. However, ...
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Permanently set file and folder permission for a user

I just got hold of a Linux machine running Ubuntu from my friend. It places 644 permission on all new files created by a user. But for some purposes I want 755 permission on all files and folder ...
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12.04 run from cd, cannot copy files from mounted disk

I am running 12.04 live from cd and trying to copy some important files from a mounted hard disk to an external disk. (My previous installation of 10.04 crashed and I want to install 12.04, and back ...
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Where did “Show_Advanced_Permissions” gconf-editor setting go?

I find the default display of "Permissions" in nautilus (when viewing properties of a folder/file) difficult to use. To solve this, I always used gconf-editor in 10.04 to change to the following: ...
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Steam Library-Must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions

I've looked at various questions and threads and forums on this and nothing has worked. I've been trying to mount a HDD that I have my linux games installed to. This drive worked flawlessly in the ...
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How to keep users out of system files?

I'm trying to build a system that will be as idiot proof as possible. This will include keeping regular users out of system files to prevent them from rendering the system inoperable. And hopefully ...
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Error message “Unable to create a required folder. Please create the following folder, or set permissions such that it can be created”

I have created another user for hadoop and when I am trying to login to the new account it is giving me this error: Unable to create a required folder. Please create the following folder, or set ...
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Upstart for docker and setuid permissions

OK, this has kept me busy for a day at least, since last night. I am trying to do something very simple: run a bash script which creates a few folders and runs a docker container - but using upstart. ...
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How do I change user ownership

I recently fat-fingered a permissions change in my /home/randy folder. When I check permissions by booting off a live session cd I see user is 1000. I can't gain access to it. Is all lost? Hey Guys, ...
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After Permission & Ownership Changes system starts giving me errors

All problems started when I changed ownership and permission with gksu nautilus from the ETC and SBIN folder after realizing what I have done I followed some online threads I've put back chmod and ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin on this server

I installed php, mysql, phpmyadmin on my Ubuntu 12.04 localhost in the following steps: I try these steps: sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart sudo apt-get install php5 ...
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Restore default System file/folder permessions

So I accidentally typed: sudo chmod a-wrx /etc and since etc contains sudeors.d and many other critical stuff, I couldn't log in/out or perform any administration tasks. I loaded GRUB and went root ...
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Access forbidden 403 error in xampp

I am very new to xampp. I have made a fresh xampp install with the following commands. sudo su cd /tmp wget bit.ly/1cmyrUo -O xampp-32bit.run chmod 777 ./xampp-32bit.run sudo ./xampp-32bit.run Then ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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/etc/group - group on last line not usable? Is it a bug?

$ cat -net /etc/group | tail -n 3 67 vboxusers:x:127:hannu$ 68 nvidia-persistenced:x:128:$ 69 $ $ a) With the lines as shown I get the profiling (System Settings > Color > ...
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sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers.d/README: No such file or directory

Whenever i use sudo command i get this message: sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers.d/README: No such file or directory i ran into this trouble when i was strugling with chmod using which i changed ...
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Change group access to directory and all sub directories and files

There is root ownership and root group applied to /media/pandya/Ext4/* ("pandya" is user-name). To apply group "pandya" I run following command: sudo chown -hR root:pandya /media/pandya/Ext4/* ...
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Setting up shared development machine

I have a server machine that contains 10 users. OS: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit These users are developers (mainly web developers: HTML+JS+PHP+MYSQL) I allowed them to remote login through XRDP and ...
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I lost my ownership to my personal files

I tried to link some files to plex media player and made a mistake when changing rights and ownership. I made a user named plex and gave it (not intentionally) all the rights and ownership of my ...
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How to give USB access to VirtualBox when non-root

I'm a member of vboxusers group. I installed the extension pack. When running VirtualBox as non-root, USB devices are visible but grayed-out. When running VirtualBox as root then it works fine. How ...
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Undoing permission change of my entire drive

For some stupid reason I excecuted sudo chmod -R 755 /. Now none of my software will run. Can I fix this without reinstalling? And if yes, how?
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Give access to a specific user to a specific folder within a group? [Terminal]

I have created a file, admin, that I want to assign to a group, admingroup, and later on give a specific user, adminuser, exclusive access to that file but I have no idea how.
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How to access and copy files from an old/other Ubuntu system's partition?

I'm getting permission denied when I try to access my old 10.04 partition. I'm trying to get into the home folder so that I can back up the data before I do a fresh install of 12.04. I know the ...
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Unable to access second hdd. ubuntu 12.04

This is the error i get when trying to write to my second hard drive. Error opening file '/media/hdd2/01 Queen - Keep Yourself Alive.mp3': Permission denied The hdd is mounting on start up. but i ...
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Help recovering broken OS (permissions issue)

(At the bottom there is an important update.) I was doing experiments in order to backup a remote account to my local system, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm not confident with duplicity and probably, due to ...
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How to change file permission from Ubuntu wubi install

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have a WUBI installation within Windows 7. The issue I am having is that I can't seem to modify Windows files from Ubuntu. I can access and see all the files and ...
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Changing permissions on a drive owned by root

Just installed 12.04, then formatted an external 2 Tb drive for use. My next step would usually been to have logged in as root, changed the permissions to my admin user, then logged back out. . . but ...
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udev not updating usb permissions and group

I am using ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Locid Lynx. I have a requirement to set specific group and permissions for any usb stick file/directories on mount. I have tried overwriting the udev rules. Here is what ...