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

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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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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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Can't open folder after giving it www-data group, how do I become owner?

I was running localhost (Apache 2.4.6) but only the index.php was openable in the web browser. The subdirectories were returning 403 Forbidden error. Now, I added the permissions according to this ...
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ACL permissions on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS

Hi as the owner of a file and directory I allowed the user TOM to have read permissions to the file : owner@hostname:~$ getfacl file1 user::rw- user::tom:r-- group::rw- mask::rw- other::r-- ...
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LAMP 403 forbidden access on custom folder

I know it is a common problem, and it is mainly a matter of permissions to the user www-data, but following this guide I got the classic error: 403 forbidden You don't have permission to access /web ...
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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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Why does system istallation fail on 32-bit Windows machine?

When trying to install the 32 bit desktop Windows version, installation is denied because a key file is already in use as per the ERROR LOG file, wubi-14.04-rev286.log. The relevant information is ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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Virtual Host in XAMPP (help)

İ want to create the Virtual Host in XAMPP. Thus I googled for it. and I did the same changes in my config files like as Virtual Host in XAMPP. But when I went http://localhost2 it say's me: ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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SSH “Permission Denied (Public Key)” Automatically re-occuring problem

I have a headless server with (until recently) working SSH and public key auth. I deactivated passwords and had a problem resembling the one in this thread, ie. upon SSH-ing into my server I get: ...
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sudo: must be setuid root

I get the file parmission on my folder, so I run the following command sudo chmod 777 -R /* and get some error line. then I try to login as root user by the following command sudo su get this ...
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Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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run a script as non-root user

I want to run a script say some_script.sh(that requires root permissions, contains some sudo do something in a for loop) as non-root user. I have a script as shown below. I want to run this script as ...
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Changed apache www folder

So I changed it from /var/www to /home/John/Dropbox/www and I also did chmod 755 /home/John/Dropbox/www but it still says You don't have permission to access / on this server. I forgot how to do ...
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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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Swap drive not turning on when I log in

Recently I added a new 40GB hard drive as swap. I want the swap to be enabled when the computer logs me in. I followed the directions here to make the swap command run on start up. I added ...
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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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effective user id not changing when setting uid to root

I'm currently reading a book on programming with C, i got to a part where i got to write a program which will display the real uid and effective uid that the file is being executed on. After compiling ...
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How to let smb share mount via fstab assign full permission to new created file or directory?

How can we fstab mount a samba share that give permission 0777 (to every samba users in the write list) for new created directory or files? E.g. I created a new directory in client PC (Ubuntu 12.10), ...
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new file default execution permission? [duplicate]

I can't figure out why I don't have execution permissions on files I create by default. I don't think I messed with any Ubuntu permissions, it's pretty default stuff. When doing some research I found ...
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image from webserver is not shown in web browser

I am new ubuntu and recently I install 'xampp 1.8.1' on my ubuntu 12.10. My problem is that image from server can not be shown. My code is <div class="sideBlock unSung"> <h4>Unsung ...
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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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Unable to make files executable (on ntfs filesystem mounted as rw)

I'm baffled. I've looked around for awhile on this but nobody seems to have quite the issue I do. I have an ntfs partition for all of my stuff, and I want to run some programs off of it. However, I ...
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How can I execute scripts as root without pointing to its location?

I tend to use sudo arp-scan --localnet --interface wlan0 a lot, but I find it cumbersome to type this each time. To speed things up, I've created a script, called arp-lw-scan, which should do this for ...
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No Read/Write Permission as User on a Secondary Drive

I have a 2nd hard drive that is used for data only, it has been formatted both in NTFS and FAT32, the system is dual booted with Windows so the Data drive is used to share data between Win and Ubuntu. ...
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How can I disable access to the File system for a specific user or group?

It is very important for what I am doing now.
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Permissions issue when trying to save file to /var/www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? I have install PHP from this article on my ubuntu computer ...
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Ubuntu Partition Permissions

I have just one partition with all my data on it. I want to change it's permission to allow any user to change, create and delete files and to be able to do that through LiveCD. Also even after ...
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Cannot use sudo command, changed permission of /usr folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get back SUDO into working condition? Here's how I messed up my ubuntu, I wanted to change file permissions of /usr folder and I did that by taking root privilege ...
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Need owner permissions for root folder

Actually i'm trying to copy some business purpose files into root folder but it's not allowing to access the root folder. When i'm trying to change the permissions of the folder, its showing that you ...
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How can I look at the log file for details as I get 'permission denied'?

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a HP Pavilion that has Vista home prem. The Broadcom STA driver is listed, tested by the Ubuntu developers, but will not activate and I get a look at the log file ...
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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 ...
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How to 'chown' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition?

I cannot copy films from NTFS partition on my computer (with Ubuntu) to ext2 hard drive installed in player "Dune". Please help.