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

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How to change permission of a drive in an external hard disk?

I had an old laptop. When it got complaint I removed its hard drive and started using it as external hard disk. It has an 80 GB of memory allocation for the windows C drive partition. But now i don't ...
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make install command access denied

trying to install glew and freeglut so I can program OpenGL, I have figured out how to fix my make all comand but when I type make install I get this message: Making install in src make[1]: Entering ...
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/002/006: Permission denied. libusb requires write access to USB device nodes

I am connecting my FTDI Device with Laptop USB. I was following all the steps given in the link How to build libftdi git under Linux But after installing.. When I was running ./eeprom it is throwing: ...
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how to get user permissions for nfs share?

So, i have been going through many questions like this and checked several potential solutions of which none worked yet... The situation: I simply want to be able to access a Synology NAS from an ...
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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Can't get permission for deleting a file - not even as root!

I understand similar questions have been asked but truthfully none answer my question. I downloaded a file using a torrent, and basically I need to replace a .jar file in there with another, yet ...
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How do I share files between computers without using a password?

I am wondering how to eliminate the need for a password when sharing files between computers. I have tried changing the filesharing in properties. I am using ubuntu 14.04.
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How can I get octal file permissions from command line?

There is a chmod command to set file permissions, but can I get file permissions in octal mode (such as 755) from the command line?
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Can't Change power_method 14.04

I am trying to modify my power method for my ati card as it's like having a helicopter in the room. I use the same methods described here. sudo bash -c echo "profile" > ...
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“You don't have the right permission to extract archives in the folder” extracting hadoop [on hold]

I am trying to extract the files of hadoop to /usr/local/hadoop. But it shows the error 'You don't have the right permission to extract archives in the folder "file:" ' I know that's the simple ...
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cant edit anything on xampp as sudo user [on hold]

Im new to linux was an avid windows user until recently trying on an old system seing some major differences and converting, so I apologise if this question seems simple. Im running the latest ...
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Can't change file permissions!

I just can't change any file permissions even when I am logged in as root. I tried changing the permissions from both terminal and i got no errors but the permissions remain the same. And when i try ...
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Error message 'You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of root'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I am logged in as an administrator account (I double checked, and it really is administrator) (username 'dennis'). I cannot create folders in my ~/ folder. When I ...
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How to lock down SFTP user?

I really need some help, I have been trying to jail a user using ubuntu. Thing to note: james is the user sshusers is the group /home/james/upload/ is the directory where I wish to lock user ...
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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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How to copy file from downloads to filesystem/bin?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have a problem using my datacard on it, so I got a program called Sakis 3G. This program is a file after downloading; it opens in gedit. I need to copy this file to ...
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Shortcuts on my desktop?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 release, and I wanted to add a shortcut of /var/www to my desktop, since I want to do some PHP development. I went to /var/www to make a link, but my right-click menu ...
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VirtualBox runs as root, Critical Error as user

I've just done a fresh install of VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a relatively fresh install of 14.04 (Trusty) and am seeing the below error when attempting to start VB as a normal user Failed to create the ...
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Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”?

Having installed the web server is there a simple way to set a user able to use the graphic interface to copy files and directories to the local web server /var/www I gave myself administrative ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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How to get root permission inside qt program?

I run my QT app without sudo permission but during running phase of the app I need to install the .deb so I am running the command dpkg -i mydeb.deb with qprocess in QT or some other commands which ...
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Setting up /var/www/ permissions for a local machine

I'm new to Ubuntu (Linux in general). I set it up in my old machine to check it out and maybe permanently switch to Ubuntu. I installed LAMP. I really would like to start doing some coding but I ...
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Superuser 'permission denied'

I wish to run a script in the root directory. The script is /opt/poky/1.6/xx If I log in as a superuser in Ubuntu 14.04 using sudo -i and my own password, I can see this file using ls /opt/poky/1.6/. ...
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Copying files to external HD formatted to ext4

I have bought an external HD, transcend 2TB 2.5 and formatted it from FAT32 to ext4 since I work most of the time with ubuntu. Now when I want to copy files from my computer to the device I get the ...
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How to run an Application as another user?

I use krusader for file management stuff. the problem is that apache's DocumentRoot should be under chown www-data:www-data /path/to/www. so using krusader (which is run under my account) I've not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - BUG? SSH login failing

Ubuntu 14.04 - installed apt-get install openssh-server, username is sun and password is 1234 and root also has password 1234. Remotely connecting and failing to allow me. suns-MacBook-Air:js sun$ ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name!@lappyname:~$

During resolving another problem I run this command : pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers.d/README mount -o remount,rw / Than after error occurs and after reopen the ...
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Why can't clamdscan scan anything?

Not sure what's going on here. I've installed clamav, clamav-freshclam and clamav-daemon to run automated scans (using cron) on my machine running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 LTS x64. Unfortunately, ...
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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Change directory permission to 777 during run the app with sudo (root permission) [closed]

I am running my app with sudo (root permission) and during in running app, the app created some directories with root permission. So I want to change permission to 777 on these directories by running ...
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What is a “system” group, as opposed to a normal group?

I need to add a group of users to my system. I read adduser & addgroup mans and the question here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146686 about "users" and "system users". I need ...
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Samba share not letting me authenticate

I've set up a media server on my local network and I'd like to share a directory with the network. The directory path is /home/htpc/Media. I set up the network share like so. It all seems to be ...
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Déjà Dup won't back up ~/.config/nautilus-actions

I'm a mostly-noob with Ubuntu. Running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I use Déjà Dup to backup my entire Home folder, daily, to an external 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. But after every backup, Déjà Dup tells ...
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Ubuntu does not let me in past the password [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu newbie (currently i have the 14.04 LTS version), and I was trying to uninstall Skype so I followed a tip from this forum that told me to do the following in the console; sudo apt-get ...
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What does this startup dialog message mean “Could not update ICEauthority file”

I restarted Ubuntu a few minutes ago, and got a warning dialog early in the bootup process (before the desktop was up)... It wasn't just a scrolling message which flitted off the screen of its own ...
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account blocked by changing the /etc/passwd : how to revert or gain access again

To get root access to my existing account in ubuntu i followed this post. But even after following the steps mentioned i wasn't able to create/modify file or directory without using the sudo keyword. ...
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Create a directory during .deb installation with read write access rights using cmaklist.txt

I need to create a directory at the path /opt/ with read write permission for everyone (777 permission) during .deb installation on Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit . I have no root login on my machine so I can ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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What is the “sticky bit” (t permission) and why does /tmp have it?

The command ls -ld /tmp gives drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I know /tmp is used to create temporary files related to ...
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Bittorrent sync: Permission denied?

Every time I try to run the bittorrent sync binary, downloaded from here, I get a permission denied error regardless whether try running it as my user or as root. In particular, I get ...
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How come a python file is executable even though its permissions are 644?

I think I am misunderstanding something here. I have made an easy python testing file to see how permissions affect the use of python files. I did so in order to be able to answer 64bit ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Nano edit, permission denied

I am trying to edit a index.php by using sudo nano index.php. Nano opens me into index.php, then i add the code into the file, save and try to exit but it says permission denied. I am using ssh ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied

I know this question has been asked before, but I've been looking for a solution for a couple of hours now and nothing seems to be working. The frustrating thing is that it used to work on my ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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Always Sudo Privileges

I've searched for this, and the answer is probably in a million places on the 'net, but I can't find it... How do you give your account root privileges in Linux so that you don't need to sudo every ...
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MythTV backend configuration. Can't add myself as root user

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. I received the following messages: Message 1: You must be a member of the "mythtv" group before starting any mythtv applications. Would you like to ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...