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

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Can I write a file with only read permission?

I just set a read only permission to a file using chmod 400 filename.txt after that I open the file via vi editor and edit and try to save using :w then is says E45: 'readonly' option is set (add ! to ...
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Trying to root droid bionic and set up samba

Im following http://rootzwiki.com/topic/40378-rooting-droid-bionic-412/page-2 Im not getting a command promt when i press enter after i set a passwrd then set the samba passwrd. I keep having to ...
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Hide from other users the folders they do not have read and execute permissions

For the sake of this question, assume there is User1 and User2, besides the root user of course. I want to share (rx) with User2 an specific folder within User1 home (say, ...
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Problem with screenlets and permissions?

I can't get screenlets to open. I've newly installed it on 11.04. Clicking the icon in the applications menu doesn't do anything. I'm on an Acer 4810T timeline laptop. Here is the terminal output ...
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How to resolve “permission denied” when emptying the trash?

I installed a game, and then decided to erase it. I sent it to the recycle bin, but I was unable to delete it completely (Permission denied). When I moved it back to the desktop, a copy remained in ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Ubuntu — expected default user and group for /usr folders and children

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and was running into problems with Vagrant and VirtualBox v4.3.14 that proved to be an ownership problem with the /usr folder. Looks like something changed the user/group of those ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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How do disable the CD-ROM for all users?

I want to disable CDROM/CDRW/DVDROM/DVDRW for everyone in Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop 64-bit edition. I have tried following but not worked: Removed user from /etc/group, as following: cdrom:x:24: as ...
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Permission issues with tomcat

I installed Tomcat 7 following the Ubuntu guide. The server is working and gives me the "It works!" page on http://localhost:8080/. Now I want to setup my own webapp using Netbeans. I generated a new ...
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Apache and vsftpd [duplicate]

simple question. var/www -> owned by user group www-data whenever I upload through FTP something on www I have to manualy run chmod 755 /var/www. Or it wont show up on my browser... I am now ...
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How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files?

I can't seem to edit and save config files in the root system (eg: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config); it just says "permission denied" or the save option is blocked in the text editor. I'm pretty sure I'm a ...
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writable sftp directory restrictions

I want to create a directory for a user so they can sftp to my server and automatically be in that directory. Ideally this directory would have group write permissions so this user can upload a file ...
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If Android is Linux then why can they get malware? [on hold]

OK so I know that GNU/Linux is not immune towards malware and that it is because it implements a multi-user environment where users are granted specific privileges. Is it GNU/Ubuntu/Arch/Android and ...
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403 Forbidden after changing DocumentRoot directory Apache 2.4.6 [duplicate]

So I just installed a virtual machine with Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to play with apache 2.4.6 before I update my ubuntu 12.04 servers. I want my document root to be in my home folder and so I changed it ...
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Home files and folders permissions could not be determined

I was trying to create a default configuration file for activemq with the command sudo ./activemq setup [ /etc/default/activemq | /home/leo/.activemqrc ]` Then recieved this message: INFO: ...
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permiso se usuario para lectura de disco duro [on hold]

Google Translate: I have a pc with ubuntu asus 14.04.01lts and the administrator have 3 and 2 standard.The cuentas.1 administrator can read and modify the files in the disc duro.sin But the standard ...
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Auto mount USB drive with permissions for all users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 based Media Center and I store the media files on a USB HDD. I add files to drive directly on a Mac so I have it formatted as FAT32. The problem is that after reconnecting the ...
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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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Unable to delete or copy files from/on an MP4 player

I was wondering about how t fix the following problem: I have an MP4 player and connect it to my laptop where I have Ubuntu 12.04. I connect it using an USB cable if that makes any difference. It ...
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Setting default UMASK to “027” and USERGROUPS_ENAB to “yes” in /etc/login.defs

I don't understand the following from: /etc/login.defs # If USERGROUPS_ENAB is set to "yes", that will modify this UMASK default value # for private user groups, i. e. the uid is the same as gid, and ...
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How to make Apache run as current user

I think for a development machine, its more convenient to run Apache as the current user to simplify permissions problem? How do I do that? I think its suexec but how do I configure it in ...
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What should be the correct ownership of /tmp /var /usr and subdirectories?

For some reason I think the permissions of those were messed up from a small amount of disk corruption I had. This may be a dupe, I don't know but I googled it and didn't find any mention of it. I ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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Managing rights to Hard drives

I have a 500 GB HDD divided in to five partitions and an 3TB HD. Ubuntu is installed one of the partitions on 500 GB HDD. I updated my Ubuntu from Ver 11 to Ver 14 but after that I lost permissions ...
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Bug? When creating a new administrator and creating a new

I have encountered this before, but not understanding what happend. I needed to do a reinstall, and i then was reluctant to change anything with accounts again. I now tried again and wanted to redo ...
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Permission denied running files, yet I am root

I try to run a .sh file as root and it says 'permission denied' do you know why? Do I have to do something requiring chmod?
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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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How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...
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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?

I enetered chmod -R 777 /usr/bin and now sudo is not working. It is giving error that sudo must be setuid root. On looking via Google, some advice said to run chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo chmod ...
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K3b - cdrecord has no permission

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Today I tried to burn an ISO file in a DVD-R disk using K3b. It used to work, but today, after one and a half minutes, it stopped saying that "cdrecord has no permission to open ...
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TOR Error permission issue

I've tried reinstalling, updating, and removing and then reinstalling. Nothing seems to work. See screenshot below: the output of gedit /home/skynet/.tor-browser-en/LOG (The installation log) is: ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to access [on hold]

I cannot access a drive/partition in my internal HD. I found this answer here, but it seems to only apply "when using SSH or sshfs", and I may not be using that. I haven't changed anything in respect ...
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Remote rsnapshot failing with “Permission denied” error

I'm trying to set up remote backups with rsnapshot from my home server. I want my server to connect into my laptop and take backups over SSH.Everything is set up correctly and I can connect from my ...
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apache2: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Permission denied

I recently upgraded Ubuntu to the latest LTS edition on my work laptop, which I use as a LAMP development platform. The upgrade was from 12.4 to 14.4. Now I'm having trouble getting apache up and ...
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Error creating folder: Permission denied

I am using VM Player for Ubuntu, then using WinSCP I need to copy the installer of a CMS to /var/www/html but it always says - Error creating folder Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message ...
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Netflix continually asking for silverlight install

I had a problem with the netflix browser asking me to install Silverlight all the time I checked the Netflix browser "Firefox" for plugin errors and found one with Pipelight when I tried to apply ...
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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Blank Cacti Graphs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm having an issue with Cacti 0.8.8b not displaying any data in graphs. The graphs are being created and I see files in /var/lib/cacti/rra. My crontab entry for root ...
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Unable to write to /var/log/btmp

I recently had a bunch of entries in my btmp log [because of a boneheaded move on my part] I resolved the issue, but now I would like to clear that log, I copied it somewhere else for reference and ...
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Optimal owner / permission settings for a website directory running on apache

I am running Ubuntu on my vserver and I have set up quite a few settings concerning my topic. But I am not really sure if it is set up correctly. My current setup is the following: Apache2: export ...
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How can I prevent VirtualBox from changing the permissions on the .vbox File?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04, and I've got a Windows 8 VirtualBox VM installed. I put the VM's folder in a shared folder (/home/sharedHome/) that has read and write permissions assigned to the ...
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Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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How can I get a new account password using superx

okay I am using SuperX which is an Os based on KDE I am not sure if i can get much help here but lets give it a try. I am trying to install a new Os onto my computer, but it wont allow me to install ...
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Make Home folder accesible to different installations

I just installed 14,04 next to 12,02 and I want to copy my home folder from my previous installation to my new one. I get permission errors (cannot read files). How to change that? Thanks.
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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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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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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...