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

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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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SSH and SFTP Permission Setup

I'm trying to setup SFTP on my ubuntu server and I'm encountering a problem. When I set up a group in sshd_config file to chroot people to their home directories the user in the group cannot access ...
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having elevated priority and general @audio permssion in rc.local

I am trying to run jackd instance from /etc/rc.local (along with a few other applications) from a custom made init script. The system is ubuntustudio and I have setup everything to have elevated ...
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Gnome-keyring is not being unlock when i log in in gdm

My ubuntu 14.04.2 is always asking the password for gnome-keyring after login. I want to automatically unlock that, but all that I've found is for too older versions of Ubuntu, and seems that answers ...
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Chmod wouldn't work, although I can modify files

Why doesn't chmod work on a file under /media? I am having similar problem. The aim is booting from a clean Ubuntu flash memory stick, then cloning and test-building a large repository onto a ...
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Permission problem

I'm running a vsftpd FTP Server, where system users can login. An application that must be running with root rights, is writing files in the directory of the ftp users. I've created a new group ...
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Error: no “edit” mailcap rules found for type “application/octet-stream”

I was recently trying to make an edit that I found Here that would pretty much allow me to install from the Terminal without being harassed with writing my very long and difficult password each time. ...
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What determines permissions in /dev?

I have a bug where permissions on /dev/input/event* are wrong, so when I use Mumble, the application can't detect key presses. If I run the following command it "fixes" the issue, but I'd like a ...
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Unable to install tor, access to directories denied [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission ...
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Unable to access shared folder

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with xubuntu guest. I set up guest additions and am able to copy between the clipboards. I'm trying to share C:\share on my host machine. I have it set up as ...
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Trying to get Graphics.py for idle 3.4

So, I have to do a project for school using a graphics window and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, but whenever I go to get the graphics.py file and save it in the correct directory ...
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How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?

There's a specific user that I don't want to be able to access my home directory. How do I deny access to them, while still allowing access to others who would normally have it?
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How to protect essential Windows files on NTFS partition from edit/deletion in Ubuntu?

So I made a mistake yesterday, accidentally deleting essential Windows files when working in Ubuntu (namely NTUSER.DAT). Just quickly my system set-up: I have Windows 7 (NTFS partition) and Ubuntu ...
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How to deny drive access to other users in Ubuntu 14.04

In my system I have two users and 2 drive partition like (A and B). I have my files in "A" drive. If other user log into my system. I need to deny access to "A" drive only and "B" drive should be ...
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Folder permissions changed [duplicate]

I have very specific questions regarding permissions. I have delved into the FilePermissions Wiki - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions Recently I installed an ecommerce open source ...
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Restrict acces to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when i loged in in the family account which is not an administrative account,i could acces my home folder(which is an administrative ...
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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How to grant file permission in /dev directory permanently? [closed]

I have a file /dev/ttyS0. And every time I boot, its file permissions are changed to default (unwritable) by the system. So, I have to run a chmod command every time I boot-up. How can I change its ...
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wont boot, freezes at purple screen, cant use terminal to fix at all. tried it already

installed ubuntu on a External HDD, wont boot first time installation ran after installing it to the HDD from windows and restarted. but it wont boot after that, it freezes at a purple screen. i ...
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Trouble with internal drives accessible from programs

I just created my first Ubuntu desktop machine to run as my media server for Plex. I have a new SSD with the OS on it, two 1TB drives mirrored, and one 1.5TB drive. The problem I have is that I cannot ...
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Windows share mounts but without write permissions

I am trying to mount a Samba Shared Folder in Ubuntu, but I am facing some issues because when the folder is mounted, I have no permission to write on mounted folder. First of all, the shared folder ...
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What is “root” and how can I become it? [duplicate]

When I ran a command, I got the following error: You need to be root to perform this command. What is root and how can I become it?
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Matlab install - Java permission denied

Matlab version 2012. I know there are many threads about this, suggesting to chmod +x the following files (if you are in installation directory): sys/java/jre/glnx86/jre/bin/java ...
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vsftpd - mounted drive permissions

I have a vsftpd server running and I am wondering about the permissions I have set. The server has a few virtual users. Currently I have set them to 777 but what I want to do is set the drives to ...
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VestaCP GarrysMod Fastdl page access

I have a dedicated server which runs VestaCP and I want to create fastdl for my garrys mod server. I've followed a tutorial or two but it just says to make the folder and it should work. Mine gives me ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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Write to user defined partition /data

I'm a newbie in Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu world. In order to supply data encapsulation I defined separate partition "/data" on my HDD, where I want to store all my user data, separately from ...
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Managing permission for multiuser manual installation in /opt [duplicate]

Similar questions have been asked but I can't seem to find a proper answer. Basically, I am installing several application manually e.g eclipse, android-sdk, android-adt, arduino etc. and have ...
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I can't run “sudo” on a certain command, because its not in the sudo path. How can I give the right permissions then?

I want to install some Python package using pip. I get a surprising error: error: could not create '/home/brian/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PyDSTool': Permission denied ...
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Modifying pulseaudio Daemon.conf, cannot get permissions

I'm trying to modify the pulse audio Daemon.conf located in /ect/pulse. I'm having no luck as the folder is read only. No joy trying various approaches to modify or unlock the file using google so ...
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How do I disable root password reset via GRUB edit? [duplicate]

I want to completely disable resetting root password! Is it possible? If yes, then how?
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: ...
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Dynamically set user groups for directories and files on a directory

I have made some vhosts which resides on my home folder, and i have given the group access to www-data user. This way the project (a web system) renders on the browser. This is a symfony based ...
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How can DejaDup backup folders requiring root permissions?

I'm using etckeeper to manage /etc and Deja-Dup for /home. I wanted to back up /etc/.git/ as well, using Deja-Dup, but this folder has owner:group set to root:root. Obviously, running Deja-Dup as my ...
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How to install Printer Drivers with rpm extension

I have a Canon Pixma P200 and I have downloaded the Linux drivers from their site. I extracted them and I found 4 .rpm files. I decided to open terminal and type in ...
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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 ...
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How to fix amvavis reporting “permission denied” for clamav

I've recently noticed a frustrating niggle... When processing email, an Ubuntu Server (with all the updates applied) reports "Permission denied" when trying to virus scan attachments. Apr 2 ...
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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 start an application as service, but running as standalone process simply works

For a service although a pid file exists but still on attempt to start service, it fails saying $ sudo service cassandra start * could not access pidfile for Cassandra I verified folder ...
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Bluetooth does not have execute permissions, cannot start

My bluetooth headphones refused to work for a minute as bluetooth wouldn't pick them up, so I disabled it through the GUI and tried to reactivate it, I was able to flip the on/off but under it the ...
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How do I run wireshark, with root-privileges?

A standard installation of Wireshark doesn't give the program permission to access the network interface. I suppose I have to run the program with sudo, but do not know how to add it to the icon - ...
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Why does root get “Permission denied” when trying to create this folder?

Why does root get "Permission denied" when trying to create this folder? root@donhy:/var/www/clients/client2/web2# mkdir bin mkdir: cannot create directory ‘bin’: Permission denied ...
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Why isn't another member of a group able to use a directory?

I have created a directory named IDE in /opt using following command sudo mkdir -p /opt/IDE Then I have changed the owner of IDE directory. sudo chown shantanu:csedev /opt/IDE Above command ...
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How to lock user to one directory

I have built a few Virtual Hosts using nginx but now I want to have some users to modify them without them being able to edit anything else outside the host directory. I have tried so many things ...
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Unable to modify file after creation

I created a file using sudo vim filename but I can't modify it after creating. How can I make it able to modify?
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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 ...
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Unable to set permissions for new files added to the directory

I'm trying to add permissions for my nginx html folder using the following: sudo chown -R my-user:www-data /webdirectory sudo chmod -R 0755 /webdirectory It works for existing files in the ...
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Apache AH00035 error: is it possible to place site directory on a mounted media without losing security?

I tried to put site files on an encrypted disk that's mounted to /media and got (13)Permission denied: AH00035: access to / denied (filesystem path '/media/username/partition') because search ...
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WiFi indicator applet permissions

I am trying to use Ubuntu 14.02 to setup as just a free game and internet machine. So far everything is dialed in correctly except for one thing. The wifi indicator-applet (I believe that's what it's ...
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Require sudo to delete files, but still allow writing

I've got all my files on a server raid, and it has a reasonably excessive amount of space so I'm not often going to have to delete anything. I still have things writing to the raid all the time so I ...