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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
81 views

Why does 'sudo java' change the user home directory to /root?

I have a program that needs to access a file in my home directory. Ubuntu will not allow this to happen due to the program not having root privileges. At first I ran this java command (which ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Interesting VirtualBox Plex Permissions Issue

My system is setup with an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running a 14.04 guest virtual machine, via Oracle's Virtual Box. I also have 3 x 2TB drives setup in a zpool. To give the virtual machine access ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

how make Apache access out the www directory

Hello i have make (store) directory in / path /etc /var /store <-----My directory . . and i mount hhd to /store mount /dev/sde /store i need my website php in /var/www/html/ can acess to ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Restore login after modifying /etc/shadow permissions

I locked my screen for a moment and now I am unable to login back into my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, not even in a "Guest Session". After a moment of panic, I realized that I am the responsible, as I think ...
1
vote
5answers
55 views

Terminal asks for password but does not let me enter anything (15.04)

Whenever I try to open steam or some other programs, it opens the terminal and asks for my password, but when I try to enter it, it does not type anything and pressing enter just says sorry, try ...
3
votes
2answers
485 views

Permissions denied to owner, although it is set to 666 in .ssh directory

I recently messed around with the .ssh directory. Made some permission changes, I think and now it won't let me access it anymore. I can access it as the root user (sudo -i) but not as somesh I get ...
8
votes
2answers
153 views

How to make it so that a file can only be executed by root, but not as root?

There are certain applications that I don't want people to be able to open unless they have root privileges, however I do not want to give the programs root privileges. So how can I make it so that ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
0
votes
1answer
4 views

Changing the permission of utmp and wtmp

I would like to change the permission of /var/log/wtmp and /var/run/utmp to 660 so that users cannot gain more info about the system (in this case, the logged in users). Does this have any negative ...
103
votes
5answers
87k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
10 views

ProFTPD - set a group manager to access all users files in the group tree

I am currently developing a client application with pyqt and ftplib to help backup/restore file to/from a ProFTPD server. The company is divided into many agencies and every agency is a ftp group with ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Permission denied while writing a file in var/www inspite of adding me to user group

I gave permissions to read and write files in /var/www to the working user(me) through the steps given in Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”?. It works fine when I try to ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

getting error for knife bootstrap on ubuntu chef node

Getting knife bootstrap error on ubuntu chef node $ knife bootstrap 52.8.178.221 -x ubuntu -i ~/Keys/chef1.pem mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/etc/chef’: Permission denied 52.8.178.221 bash: ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
0
votes
3answers
5k views

Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Install LAMPP / XAMPP not as root

I've installed LAMPP and that worked fine. It was installed in /opt/lampp/. But now I need to install it again (I uninstalled it) NOT as root, in which case I don't have to sudo everything. ...
1
vote
1answer
12 views

suddenly don't have acces to Mounted Drives, chown/chmod don't help

I'm having some trouble with a few drives in my computer. I have been unable to access 3 drives (one internal and two external) except as root for the past day. All three drives are ext4 and I was ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

How to setup apache2 virtualhosts on your home directory on ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to setup my apache2 virtualhost to run applications from an apps directory on my home directory. home/myusername/apps/application1 Here are the steps there I am currently doing: 1) ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

NTFS Disk mounting

How I can mount windows NTFS drive? I am double clicking on drive icon. But showing no permission.
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Application-specific permissions

Is there a way to assign different permissions to specific applications in linux? I.e: I want some applications to be able to write only to a specific directory, and having no permission for all the ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How do I make a folder or an entire drive accessible by all users, and permanently mounted?

I can not find an "All" user group, nor the "Everyone" owner.... I have read over 50 questions on the subject today of people not being able to read and write to their media weather internal or ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

SSH users with single access directory and set commands?

I am looking for a way to have a user for instance root-1 to have access to the directory /root-1/* but not let him have access to anything before /root-1/* like /home/users/root-1/. And only have ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

`sudo`, `gksu` and `gksudo` without password

In Fedora, I am surprised that if my administrator account does not have a password, sudo, gksu and gksudo won't prompt me for one! (it is not caused by /etc/sudoers). In Ubuntu, they will ask me for ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

Right permissions to .git directory on server

I am working on deployment of application on ubuntu trusty server. I am using git ssh and web-hooks(deploy-keys) to deploy the code on server after its pushed to the master from local ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

./setup.sh Permission denied

What is the problem in that? I work in xubuntu x86_x64 I get the following error while trying to execute install_bin : mohamed@mohamed:~/Desktop/installer_v3.0$ ls batch_installer install_bin ...
-5
votes
1answer
45 views

Run application as root by default

I have just installed WebStorm on my Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The project I am working on uses git. If I run WebStorm from Launcher I cannot do a lot of things that need root permissions (of course). I ...
0
votes
1answer
119 views

Chmod all files getting uploaded automatic

Is there any way to chmod 777 all files getting uploaded to a folder throught FTP? I'm using vsftpd and apache2, and I am having a camera to upload pictures taken once an hour to a local server over ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

User permission are lost [on hold]

I can't install anything and can't use sudo su it begins after doing some stuff. I did by following links: http://serverfault.com/a/310328 and than http://askubuntu.com/a/386940/349940 how can I get ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Transmission on Ubuntu Server 15.04 File permissions after download permission denied

I have setup my home server wrong I think, I have transmission for downloading my torrents it downloads to /mnt/external/Torrents/Finished if transmission downloads just a file to that folder ...
7
votes
3answers
33k views

default permissions for /var/www

I was trying to open a file and write to it with PHP at /var/www folder but it wasn't working so I did sudo chmod 777 var/www now I want to set the permissions for var/www to the default. what are ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Can't login on any accounts and can't access a shell too. What can I do?

So I have an issue there... I am writing this on my phone please excuse me if it's too short or badly formatted (for the grammar too). I tried to start my computer this evening but I cannot connect to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
4
votes
1answer
102 views

How to add flags and/or arguments to a command in the 'sudoers' file

How would I add flags and/or arguments to allow users in the sudoers file to run certain parts of commands, such as only allowing a user to run sudo rm and not sudo rm -rf? I am using 14.04. # # ...
-1
votes
0answers
21 views

Root acces denied while accseeing windows drive [closed]

I have the question regarding this problem (image attached) on my Kali Linux. i have dual booted with win 8.1. every thing was good, but suddenly today it shows this, Fast boot option is off. How ...
3
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How do I get Ubuntu to respect no read, write, or execute permissions for others set by chmod and Nautilus

I do not want to give 'others' read, write, or execute permissions in certain directories or folders. i.e. /home/me/test I am running 14.04.3 desktop. I have navigated to the folder, selected the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

setuid bit doesn't work

I do understand consept of SetUID and its meaning. When it comes to SeuUID,people say about /usr/bin/passwd and /etc/passwd. But, Isn't there any real example for that? Anyway, here's my experiment. ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Samba permissions in 14.04

Looked high and low - but not able to get a clear cut answer / leads. I am using 14.04 for file server. There are 4 users connected to this - each with their own pwds. All are shared to one group. ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

MySQL Installation Issues on Ubuntu 15.04

Firstly, I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (Velvet) on my local machine. I recently uninstalled the LAMP stack due to several config issues I was experiencing (especially when I tried working with ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Restrict Programs For Certain Groups & Users [duplicate]

I am thinking about installing Ubuntu MATE 14.04.3 LTS onto several old computers in a school setting which currently run Windows XP. These only are used for certain tasks. I want it to where the ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

SSH: Permission denied, please try again. While tryng to connect to remote 12.04 server

I'm having quite the head ache because of this. The day before yesterday I rented a VPS at atlantic. They provided me with vnc and root's ssh credentials. I could only login through a VNC viewer ...
0
votes
3answers
37 views

Issue with folder permission [closed]

I created a bunch of files using the terminal. The file was assigned to the root and I am not able to edit them. Help! What am I missing? New to Ubuntu.
0
votes
0answers
34 views

deluge-webui permission denied for download on external hard drive directory

I followed this tutorial to set up deluge deamon and deluge-web-ui on my home ubuntu server 15.04. on my machine I have 2 hard drives: an SSD drive for the OS and a 2To hard drive for my personal ...
-2
votes
0answers
13 views

Computer died, harddrive access thru my laptop, my file says i am not the owner [closed]

Many files on this drive from my old computer are accessible however the files i want are in a folder that when i try to open it says I am not the owner. Will it be possible to access this folder? I ...
1
vote
4answers
962 views

Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...
2
votes
3answers
9k views

sudo: /var/lib/sudo/navneet writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700

This error occurs whenever I try to work with sudo. I changed the permissions of /var/ folder to 777 and I think this causes the error. Please help me get back a functional sudo and /var.
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Employee left blank password on Ubuntu 15 graphic install [closed]

My boss wants a blank password on the desktop running the Ubuntu 15.04. The system logs me into the account directly but whenever I try to sudo command anything and it asks for the password, leaving ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Trying to change default OS but permissions won't allow changes to /etc/default/grub

I recently performed a reinstall of Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my hard drive. All of my files were salvaged, but I'm having some issues that I didn't have before with my root directory. I'm trying to change ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

No write access for vsFTPd server despite 777 permissions on files

I followed this (http://askubuntu.com/a/575825) tutorial in order to set up a vsFTPd server on my raspberry pi. Currently I am able to read files no problem but trying to write gives me a 550 ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Setting up sudo access for a user

I have edited my permissions file and setup 2 user accounts -premlaks and stack with sudo access. After setting up this, I login to stack user and try to change permissions for few files but still ...