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

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Cant make file executable in gui or terminal

I have recently installed a fresh version of crouton on my Chromebook with unity and ubuntu. I have been trying to make my files executable in the GUI, but every time I click the box it turns back ...
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mongod server is not working duee to permissions problem

10309 Unable to create/open lock file: /data/db/mongod.lock errno:13 Permission denied Is a mongod instance already running?, terminating how to check for running instance?? i want to use mongo ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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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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iOS 7 Locked Bug via Ubuntu 13.10

I wanted to bring up an issue with the latest Ubuntu release that I hope can be solved. Although I will agree with the community that iOS 7 is not the most open platform release, it still is my desire ...
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Hidden Permissions - Zentyal Admins can't access User's Created Folders

I am the co-administrator of a small private school's domain system. I set the system up using Zentyal 3.4 of which Windows and Ubuntu clients both connect. Students have their own personal logins ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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Screwed up lightdm file and am now in login loop

Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04...upgrade worked but ran into permission problems mounting usb stick and launching applications. Attempting to fix this I edited and saved lightdm....am now stuck in login ...
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Why does node.js need administrative permissions to access my windows share even though the share's premission is 0777

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running as a VMware guest on my Windows 8.1 host. I have shared a folder on my Windows Host and it is mounted in the Ubuntu guest on startup using this entry in fstab: ...
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USB partly readable , permissions “ None ”

I have an USB inserted of which some files I can read. When I check properties > permissions it shows " None " in last 2 entries. I tried changing it still it goes back to " None ". The USB has 5.3 GB ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue?

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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re-install … weird

Finally, I reinstalled my Ubuntu 14.04, but after all finished, I found that my previous /home had become 207GB in size and I have new and clean Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Video ...
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Permissions of www-data on an addtional drive on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to give rwx permissions to www-data in /media/bblab/Database/data to install OwnCloud. bblab is my user name and Database is my disk label. The step I mount the drive is: login as bblab ...
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Changed owner from another distro [on hold]

I have two distros of linux.(Mint and Centos) I have done a stupid thing, I set current user as owner(centos ) recursivly to another distro(mint) root directory..... So I am not able to start this ...
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Ubuntu Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...
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unable to access drive

I am new to the Ubuntu family, maybe a week, and already now I have got an error. The error is that I cannot access my own drive which is named computer here. The images below explain the story. how ...
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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. Thats my /etc/exports : /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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Cannot create new files through sshfs

I'm having problems creating new files using sshfs. I can update an existing file, but creating a new file (using an editor or cp) throws an error ("permission denied" or, more often, "software caused ...
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Okular is not listed in the open with option

recently I installed Ocular .I opened file using Ocular through command window.But it is not listing in the normal user.But if I go for sudo nautilus , I am getting Ocular option. I know it is related ...
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Unable to change permissions for apache file 000-default.conf

I am trying to change the permissions for the apache file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf when I input the command sudo chmod 755 000-default.conf the file still stays to ...
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recovering sudo/recovering root ownership on system directories — how? possible?

I'm trying to find out the default ownership & permissions for my ubuntu install. I'm also trying to figure out whether the wrong-headed granted of file ownership to the user robert to system ...
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Samba File Server hide folders for certain users

I have a Ubuntu machine with the following folders. I am using samba server to share the folder. I have 3users: user 1 = full access user 2 = access to folder music (only read) user 3 = access ...
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error (13: Permission denied) in nginx 1.4.1

I am facing this issue on my nginx setup on ubuntu 13.10 I got these weird error on the log of my local domain 2014/04/06 21:29:37 [crit] 18065#0: *3 stat() "/media/user/Backup/Sites/sp/" failed ...
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Mounted cifs share but no write permissions

Have reinstalled Ubuntu on my web dev server. On the old one I had an smbfs share setup to access a share over the local network to other Ubuntu boxes. It was setup using the following and worked fine ...
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Get root access for copying files to /usr/share/…?

To be short, I want to copy a folder to a location /usr/share/screenlets/.... in Ubuntu 10.04 system. I tried by logging in as root from terminal giving su. I even changed my user account type to ...
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How can you know if executing a program requires root?

I understand that this is a bit fundamental and perhaps a silly question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I understand that every file has the "Executable" bit. I assumed that programs ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Problem editing file in recovery mode using the shell

I'm pretty new to ubuntu/linux and I guess I messed up my /etc/fstab file. Ubuntu (12.04) won't boot anymore. I've found some tips on the internet on how to fix this, but I didn't manage to get them ...
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Configuring Permissions for FTP and Apache

I have a web server (Apache2) that i access with FileZilla. On my web server i have a dir /home/admin/www that i binded to /var/www. So i can access it with FTP. This works perfect! But everytime ...
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Make install Command - Permission Denied

I'm trying to install glew and freeglut so I can program OpenGL. I have figured out how to fix my make all command but when I type make install I get this message: Making install in src make[1]: ...
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No write access in folder using Nautilus despite having group write permissions

There's a folder I would like to move files from/to using Nautilus. I am not the owner of the folder (and don't want to be), but I changed the group to one I am a member of. The permissions on the ...
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Script Not Running Properly On Server

I am having an issue with my webserver. I am testing it out on a new kernel build and it seems as if I can't get one certain part running on it. All of my scripts work except this one. Every file ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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ERROR 1045(28000) : Access denied for user 'root@localhost' (using password: no )

I got a problem with mysql server Actually i am not sure im tring to install queXS cati app on my ubuntu desktop i installed mysql server and php5 and when im trying mysql -u root it says ...
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Installation issue

So I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 7 system with more than enough power to run this operating system. When the installer is finished instead of "congrats, enjoy your new operating ...
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14:04: Usergroup / file permissions problems daemon proces

I'm trying to understand the file permissions in ubuntu, but after reading some material, I still don't understand why the following situation doesn't work: I have a folder ...
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Fixing permissions of backup files that I don't have -r or -w access to - but still denied access

I've always used rsync to backup all my files to an external drive. Now after having formatted my hard disk and reinstalled Linux, I wanted to copy the backup files to my hard disk. The problem is ...
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Update-manager doesn't ask password [duplicate]

A week ago update-manager doesn't asks my root password. For example now I've updated ffmpeg for chromium in my Xubuntu without root password. Is it ok? Does your _ubuntu behave the same?
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Moved /home to a separate partition, now I can't log into it

I looked at this and that then attempted to move /home to a (pre-existing) partition. Now I am unable to log into it. I tried to use chown in recovery mode as per the psychocats tutorial, only to be ...
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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 [closed]

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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Can't change file permissions! [closed]

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 ...