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

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How do I install Google Earth Pro on 14.04?

I signed myself up for a license to use Google Earth Pro and downloaded the GoogleEarthLinux.bin file. Tried to install it using sudo sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin from terminal. This resulted in: ...
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unable to delete older kernel image files & folders in Ubuntu 12.04

Prior to posting I have made attempts to find the answers among existing posts, however I was unable to find anything which worked. I am trying to clean up a HD which has only 4GB of free space. On ...
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Make Install error- Build FBReader in user mode : it says permission denied

here is the error report. I have no privileges being a root. how to build it in a user mode? *install: cannot remove `/usr/share/zlibrary/encodings/Big5': Permission denied install: cannot remove ...
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Can't get permission for all folders synced from storage mount to home/music

After collating my music from various locations and OS's I'd been trying to sync the resulting 400GB+ directory to my home/music folder but kept ending up without ownership or permissions in first ...
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How do I make files copied over the network from my Windows computer be owned by me?

I have a drive on my Ubuntu machine shared over a network, and one of the computers that can access it is a Windows 7 computer. Whenever I am on my Windows computer and I copy a file to the Ubuntu ...
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“cannot open file userpref.blend@ for writing: Permission denied” in blender

I'm using blender 2.69, installed via software centre, and when I save my user preference through File -> User Preferences and click on "Save User Settings" there is a message "cannot open file ...
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How can I prevent users accessing anything but their own home directory?

How can I prevent users accessing anything but their own home directory? For example, I have a NTFS partition mounted under /media/ntfs, so if the user logs in through ssh he can reach this ...
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Files transfered from Windows have owner “Nobody”. No file can be opened through Ethernet by Windows

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 there is a problem with my local network. In Ubuntu I can copy or open any Windows file from another PC by Ethernet. From Windows I can only copy files in both ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Problem in 14.04

I previously had 12.04 and it was working fine ever since I upgrade to 14.04 everything has been messing up I can't even download anything from Ubuntu Software Center. It says I don't have permission. ...
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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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Website, SFTP, SSH in home directory for multiple users

I need a little help with configuring Ubuntu Server 14.04, apache2 and SFTP for multiple separate users. Every user needs to have website in his home directory, for example: /home/user/public_html ...
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What does the 'jekyll 2.4.0 | Error: Permission denied - /sys/fs/ext4/sda1/trigger_fs_error' mean

I am trying to run a Custom GitHub Pages with Jekyll, but every time when I run bundle exec jekyll serve I get the below error: jekyll 2.4.0 | Error: Permission denied - ...
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Python Pip Permissions

I deleted Python on 14.04, woops! It was 4am and I can't remember why I was doing this. So I re-installed it and all and it works, except for some of that good old virtualenvwrapper. I've searched ...
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Disable desktop settings in xubuntu [on hold]

i wand to ask how i can remove desktop setting in right click, i am using xubuntu. I have disable panel preferense by using kiosk ,but i have stack here. Olso how can i prevent users by updating ...
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Ladspa plugin folder locked

I have LMMS installed. A audio sequneceq a bit simular to FL Studio. Now i have a problem with my ladspa plugins folder. my ladspa plugin folders location is '/usr/lib/ladspa' i want add some new ...
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Ubuntu behaving strangely with loading http , getting 404 issues after site migration [on hold]

So I have a website built in php and it was working perfectly on one server, I then moved the website to a server I have on Digital Ocean and am running into several errors, they seem to be based ...
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Unable to change permissions for group on USB drives

I have newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 for a media server. My problem is that I have all the media on external USB drives. The drives are write/readable by the user & Files explorer but Plex Media ...
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“Permission denied, please try again.” ERROR when trying to connect to localhost through ssh

I know this problem has been discussed several times in the forum but none of the steps recommended to remedy the problem have worked in my case. In the following I will describe again the problem ...
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Can I run programs on stock Ubuntu?

I've compiled a C++ program using the Sublime Text build system, but on a different computer it says "Permission denied.". Option to execute as a program is marked, I think I set the permissions to ...
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Prevent standard users from seeing and running some apps

How to control just some apps to be available on other accounts, Not all of them?
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How can I recursively change the permissions of files and directories?

I have ubuntu installed on my local computer with apache / php / mysql. I now have a directory at /var/www - inside which I have several of my ongoing projects. I also work with opensource ( drupal, ...
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UID of script “/var/www/html/phpinfo.php” is smaller than min_uid

My Apache works and I get the default page when I access it from a browser. But when I created a PHP test script phpinfo.php and placed it in /var/www/html I get the following error occuring in ...
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I am having trouble fetching much needed updates

I am trying to figure out why my OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is having trouble fetching much needed updates? I live in Hawaii and there fore use the Hawaiian Mirror here as my source. I'm searching and ...
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Weird folder permission behaviour - Some sub folders have full permissions other don't

The problem: I can manually delete some sub folders and others not. They are all inside the same folder. I'm talking about the /var/www/html folder and an application I'm developing inside it. How ...
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How to install applications through a standard user account with blank password

In standard user account with no password specified, I want to use apt-get which subsequently requires the password of the current account. (I have the administrator password): user@System:~$ sudo ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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Folder Permissions

I am having trouble serving a folder out using samba. I have already successfully shared a folder but my folder permissions are jacked up: [samba is successfuly shared, flexraid_pool is a folder I ...
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Symlink error “This location could not be displayed”

Just upgraded to 14.04 (and it wasn't super easy, had a number of issues to fix...) I have a few external hard drives with video files. In my ~/Videos/ directory I had symlinks to those drives ...
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Auto mounting `NTFS` partition at startup not all options work

I am mounting a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system partition on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installation in order to be able to share data between the two OSs. The problem is that although I ...
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Write permission problems [closed]

I have a problem with my website files. I have set the permissions of files to : -rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 40 oct. 20 09:58 session.json -rw-rw-r-- 1 www-data www-data 63 oct. 20 09:58 ...
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SU setgid: PERMISSION DENIED, SUDO: PERM_ROOT 0, -1, 1 PERMISSION DENIED

Hi I have a problem that I cannot solve. I cannot log into root, su, or sudo. Everything works fine via ssh so I tried on ssh via putty: Set root password: sudo passwd Add user to sudo/admin ...
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Do something in terminal that involve changing user [closed]

I want do something in terminal that involve changing user like: sudo su do something do something exit do something do something sudo su do something do something exit I've tried to do something ...
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SMART data no longer available for my external HDD in disks utility

I no longer can check my external HDD status by using SMART data and self-tests. Using disks the option that was available before is just disabled as in the following screenshot: I guess it's ...
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Allow chown command to www-data user

Is there a way to allow chown command to be run by www-data but limiting it in a way that the files owner can be changed only to uids greator than that of www-data user? I already researched a lot ...
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Can't quickstart juju

I've installed juju over Ubuntu onto a Digital Ocean droplet, but I can't quickstart it; following the instructions and the comment in the knowledge base didn't helped either. I was thinking to ...
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How to change user of SD card from Root

I just recently got a Chromebook and now have Linux installed on it, and I am trying to get steam games onto my sd card. I initially had the issue in that it would not install anything on a drive with ...
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Mongod server not woking due to the following error

sanket@sanket:~$ sudo mongod sudo: unable to resolve host sanket [sudo] password for sanket: mongod --help for help and startup options Sun Oct 5 09:58:48.970 [initandlisten] MongoDB starting : ...
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How to setup virtual users for vsftpd with access to a specific sub directory?

I need to be able to add a virtual users to vsftpd that only have access to a sub folder. The reason why I want to use virtual users is I only want to have 1 real user on the server. The FTP ...
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Cannot mkdir changed home directiory

So I'm on a chromebook and I'm running 13.10. The only reason I got that version is because it took less time to download and install. It works fine, and hopefully it's not too different from Ubuntu. ...
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How to run .py scripts with double clikcing [duplicate]

I have scripted a screenshot program with python. My problem is i am supposed to run it from ssh via python filename.py or via ./filename.py command. I gave chmod +x permissions but whenever i ...
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Permission denied - active user but the “ownership” disappeared

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies can't be deleted. I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Somehow it has removed itself as me being the ...
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Delete non-empty folder without permission

In my home directory on my University's server, there are some directories owned by another user. I'd like to get rid of them, but unfortunately it complains about me not having permission. I can ...
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How do I set DocumentRoot/Directory path in XAMPP httpd.conf to USB flash folder?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 with XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3 and my USB flash is FAt32 formated. When I try to set XAMPP configuration file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf: <Directory /> Order allow,deny ...
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Change folder permissions so new sub folders inherit those permissions

I'm developing a web application in LAMP. My application will often create new folders inside /var/www/html/myapp/uploads I've changed the uploads permissions with chmod and chown likle 100 times, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Access second hard disk for other user

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Just upgraded my PC from Ubuntu 12 (format & clean install) on a Kingston 60Gb SDD. I have a second hard disc fitted, a 1Tb standard disk that I use for data & backups ...
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Trouble with permissions and Samba on Ubuntu Server

I thought I understood permissions well, but apparently there is something I still don't understand. I have a samba share running on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. The intention is to use this for my ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Messed up with libudev files and now I can't boot

So I wanted to test cgminer on ubuntu and I was getting an error message about missing libudev file so in a rush I tried to read a few answers on here but instead of fixing it, I just messed up things ...
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SOLVED samba: create mask & force create mode can't set group write bit

Tried all combinations for create mask and force create mode. Regardless of this, all created files got "rw-r--r--" instead of "rw-rw-???" (I don't care about "others" permissions). smbd version ...