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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Trying to ssh root, why get permssion denied in 16.04?

I'm trying to set up passwordless ssh between root accounts in 16.04 (needed for Hadoop installs). I set up a password for root by sudo su - root and passwd. When I try e.g. ssh -l root slave3 or ...
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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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rsync not setting the correct UID and GID on destination files

I am testing whether I use the correct options on rsync because I want to copy a large amount of files from my old server to the new server keeping exact permissions. On the old server, the file ...
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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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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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Drop/Undo sudo privileges on .py file which runs inside a program which runs from sudo previleges

I need to run a program from sudo privileges and I am running .py file inside the program. So when my program runs from sudo then it automatically calls/runs the .py file with sudo. I am running file ...
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.kde/share/config permissions got messed up even after a reinstall

This Q is kind of a follow up from this earlier Q where I had a strange issue with kate which didn't show any plug-ins. While I got it working now (by copying the config folder from one machine to ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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Using rsync with sudo on the destination machine

Having a problem that rsync does not set UID and GID as expected, my gut feeling is that rsync should be run as root on the destination machine. I can't login as root via SSH, since that's disabled ...
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How to open /usr/share/fonts folder into graphical root privilege? [duplicate]

I want copy some fonts into /usr/share/fonts folder but I unable to do it because of I don't have root privilege. I want temporary graphical root privilege just for copy fonts. After that I want back ...
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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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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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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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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 http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/installing-php5-and-...
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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 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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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 > ...