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

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Correct permissions for sudo LAMP /var/www directory

I am trying to set permissions with sudo 775 - R /var/www/ on all folders and all files in the www folder of lamp for sudo user. Is this the correct way to set up the system?
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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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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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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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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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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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chown - Difference between user and user:user

What is the difference between: sudo chown $USER:$USER and sudo chown $USER Why is it 2 times? Is the one user wrong? When I look at permissions with namei -l, I often see things like root root ...
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Why does dpkg give a “Broken pipe” error while installing an update?

Below is the error message dpkg gives me while running updates: sudo apt-get upgrade dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.143.4_all.deb (--unpack): unable to ...
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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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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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Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories

I created some files as root that I would now like to be changed to a specific user. How would I do this? I cannot go trough the files one by one as that'd just take way too much time. I would like to ...
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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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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 to ...
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Mounting Flash Drive to Compile C++ Programs

I am very new to Linux, and thus have very noob questions. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my hard disk. However, my biggest issue is with flash drives. I have all of my .cpp files on ...
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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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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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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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Samba authentication fails

I have been endlessly searching for what went wrong, and can't figure it out. There is a lot that I still don't understand about working with samba on Ubuntu, so if something looks noobish, I am sorry....
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Deluge Daemon fails to start on Ubuntu 15 systemd error: code=exited, status=203/EXEC

Trying to install deluge by following this guide on a new Ubuntu 15.10 VM. I have looked at the two most likely linked questions, but I can't discern an answer and the error message is different from ...
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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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Good Intellij installation on ubuntu 15

So I installed intellij idea. The installer does not create a desktop icon (...) and further more, when I try deploying my files to my xampp (lampp) installation, I get an error. I guess this is due ...
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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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Lost all permissions to my NTFS partition

I have lost "Write" permission for myself, and all other permissions for 'Others' and 'Group' on my important NTFS Partition(Contains all my Data). Any amount of Chmod(ing) or using the GUI to set it ...
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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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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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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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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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Copying Folder while Preserving Permissions/Ownership Error: operation not permitted

I am trying to copy a folder while preserving ownership. When I use the command: sudo cp -R -p /var/lib/mysql /newpath the files copy but the ownership changes (my username becomes the owner on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 VNC....
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MyISAM problem after moving datadir of a MySQL database

I recently moved my MySQL database data directory from the default location /var/lib/mysql onto a new harddrive located in /media/..UID../mysql, following the steps you can find in several posts. ...
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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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Permissions on automounted NTFS drive

I have an external NTFS hard drive. It automounts with rwx rights for the active user. I am able to create directories, update files, write to existing files, change names of files, etc. What isn't ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Google Account - Google Chrome) Icon Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10. I went to the Google Chrome website using default Firefox, downloaded 64 bit chrome, went through the process of the software center, and opened Chrome. However, every ...
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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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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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Installing ZFS changed my sudoers file

Following the wiki's advice, I installed ubuntu-zfs. However, once everything installed correctly, and I tried installing another application via apt-get, I get a weird issue with my sudoers file: ...
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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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!Help! Allow another user to access partitioned drives on Ubuntu 15

I'm relatively new to this Linux OS. I am not familiar with the command code or what it stands for. What I wanted to ask is I have a 750GB SSD partitioned into 4 ext4 drives. One for entertainment, ...
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How to edit a file which is outside my own user folder with a Chrome(ium) app?

I'm using the LXDE desktop environment (trusty 14.04), the Chromium browser and the Text editor app. The problem When I edit a file under my username (/home/henrywright) everything works fine, but ...
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Problems accessing LAMP installation or phpMyAdmin?

I finally got networking to work, but the only page I can access is 127.0.0.1:8080. If I, for example, attempt to access http://localhost:8080/upload/install/install.php I get the following error: ...
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sudo permission errors or “command not found” errors when working on a hybrid SSD/HDD setup? (specific example: MATLAB installer)

Since my SSD is small, I still relegate it to only holding the OS. So, during Ubuntu install, I created a 60 GB partition for / on my SSD, and a 500 GB partition for /home on my HDD. However, now I ...
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Everything is permission denied

After a fresh Ubuntu Mini CLI install, nothing has permission to do anything. ssh-keygen can't create a directory for id_rsa.pub, git can't do anything without sudo, etc. I can read most files, but ...
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File permissions in /var/www not changing

For some reason I can't change the file permissions of my var/www folder or anything else inside it. I've tried using gksu-nautilus to change the permissions but it doesn't work. When I open the ...
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I can't run “sudo” on a certain command, because its not in the sudo path. How can I give the right permissions then?

I want to install some Python package using pip. I get a surprising error: error: could not create '/home/brian/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PyDSTool': Permission denied ---------------------...
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Apache permissions

I have changed my DocumentRoot to ~/www. The permissions of it are 0774. I have added the www-data user to my user's group and the owner of ~/www is my own user and group (user:user). The problem is ...
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Change remote desktop permissions from the command line (remotely?)

I can ssh into my desktop at work and work at the command line, but I would like to use a remote desktop protocol to check on some of the programs that I left open and running. I have not set up ...