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

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Why can't I log in to my Samba share on my home network?

Recently I've had to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.10 64-bit after wiping my home server due to an insecure password-only SSH server sitting on it for too long. Now, I'm plagued with setting my machine ...
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How to change permission external hard drive in ubuntu 12.04

I want to copy any file to my external hard drive. But always when I tried to do this I have next output: cp: cannot create regular file /media/NameOfCard/[file]' : Read only file system I also ...
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Allowing a systemd system unit to access/mount a disk required for that service to run

Preface: I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general so bear with me. I have created a systemd system unit to run a program as a service. For added security, the service runs under its own group and user ...
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Deluge Daemon fails to start on Ubuntu 15 systemd error: code=exited, status=203/EXEC

Trying to install deluge by following this guide on a new Ubuntu 15.10 VM. I have looked at the two most likely linked questions, but I can't discern an answer and the error message is different from ...
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usb stick rechte

I suddenly seem not to have the permission to write on my usb-drive. - it's formatted with fat32/16. Ii tried to change the permissions using chmod 777 /dev/sdb1 in the result ls -l shows all ...
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How to change zram size?

I installed zram with sudo apt-get install zram-config. After that it started automatically and when I verified with cat /proc/swaps it's running properly But when I used sudo echo 128M > ...
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VLC can't open UDP stream in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with two NIC, eth0 and eth1. One is just for internet and the other one is on local subnet where multicast UDP stream is coming. Default route is on eth0, and multicast ...
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Locking a folder on a shared linux server

My college has a server set up for students and we all have a folder for our persona stuff on it (access via ssh). So I explored it a bit and found out I can access most of the folders of other ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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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 ...
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unable to change owner for my drive

I am new to Ubuntu OS. I have noticed that once of my drive 480 GB drive partition is owned by root. I was trying to change the permission to user skorlam (my user name) but it says : ...
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How can I set system time as regular user via cmd line?

I need to be able to set the system time using 'date' as a regular user. I have a non-networked pc connected to a GPS receiver and would like to sync the time to GPS time. Needs to be done from a ...
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Prevent other users in same group to change my own file?

I have a share directory with another user, say Bill. The directory has permission as 775. I create my own file with the same permission in the directory. My file has owner and group as my user ...
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Insufficient permissions trying to edit nginx.conf

Sorry if I come off as ignorant, I have not been using Ubuntu for a long time, but I figured that because i have an interest in coding, and I also have an interest in Streaming games to twitch.tv, I ...
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Problem installing bin file

I need to install .bin file on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS RaspberryPi, but I cannot do it with the commands: chmod and ./file.bin. Actually, I´ve read quite a lot about this, but could not find anything like ...
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How to install pip (python) to user without root access

Right, fairly new here but here goes: I'm trying to install pip (python installer) to my username since I don't have root privileges and can't just sudo apt-get install python-pip. So what I've ...
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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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nfs4 permission denied: UID GID numbers shown for owner. I expected strings

I do not get the expected file permissions from my Lan Server using NFS4. Mounting the 'exports' dir as a client works fine. ls outputs the correct folder content. But if the client tries to cd into ...
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I used sudo chown -R yourusername:yourusername /etc but cant turn it back [duplicate]

I have used sudo chown -R yourusername:yourusername /etc to get access to that folder to remove some files, but now I get errors when I try to install stuff, as seen below, and can't seem to change ...
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sudo cp --preserve=all not preserving ownership

I am trying to copy data back onto an sd card with an ext2 type partition whilst preserving the ownership and permissions. I use the following command: sudo cp -va --preserve=all 2nd/. ...
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access removable device remotely by NFS

I have a server and some clients sharing some directories using NFS. Now I want to have access (both read and write) to any removable device (such as external hard disk) which attaches to server ...
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Coping a file to a windows NTFS partition has no permisson

I share (Xubuntu) through network or copy directly files into NTFS directory and then sometimes I can not do anything with them in Windows XP. The files can not be read and sometimes they can not be ...
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Tomcat shartup.sh command says permisison denied

I have set CATALINA_HOME in ~/.bashrc file but on running $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh command it produces output like: bash: ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu Guest and Mac OSX El Capitan Host (Unable to connect to VBoxClient)

I have installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 on MacOSX El Capitan, and inside it, I have Ubuntu 15.10 as a Guest. I have downloaded certain files in the guest, and I wish to enable the exchange of these files ...
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Windows User Folder Is Showing Empty! I want to backup my data(My Documents) as my Hard Disk is likely to fail soon! Please HELP!

History: I was using Windows 7 and my laptop crashed and was not able to boot, I first tried ubuntu by live usb there I found out that my Hard disk was likely to fail soon, so to save the data I ...
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I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive [duplicate]

I recently got Linux, and wanted to run the game dwarf fortress in my USB flash drive. To run dwarf fortress on Linux you have to use ./df in the dwarf fortress folder, but when I use this command it ...
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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No permission to write to serial device

Getting error "Permission denied" while writing to serial port from command line. I do : echo aaa > /dev/ttyS0 or even sudo echo aaa > /dev/ttyS0 but get the same result. How to solve this ...
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Javascript is not loading

Hey, I've got a problem with JavaScript under Ubuntu, that drives me crazy. I'm using Gedit for my web sites since I'm an Ubuntu user. When I start a new website I create (usually with the gnome ...
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Permission denied while using PHP Mail using Postfix

I already asked this question in Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35159754/permission-denied-while-using-php-mail-using-postfix) but since I am not sure whether it is a Ubuntu ...
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Cannot access a folder on Windows due to ownership issues [duplicate]

I have access to all the files on Linux, with ownership details "-rw-------", in my folder, say "my_files". However, I am not able to access the folder on Windows, as it says, "You don't have ...
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Boot from USB/CD without using sudo

I screwed up big time. I did sudo chmod -R 777 /usr without pausing to think about consequences. Well, the consequences are: 1) I cannot sudo or pkexec. 2) Ubuntu is not detecting boot cd or usb. ...
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What ...
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Ubuntu touch - applications permissions [on hold]

Someone can tell me why when i go to my settings-->privacy & security--> apps permissions .. Between all the apps i can not see the names and icons of three of them!
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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 ...
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NFS mount. Permission issue?

Attempting to mount an NFS share on my server and the following seems to be as far as I get... I've tried various solutions apart from an OS reload, which may be coming still... :) Not running an ...
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Whole directory and content changed to non-existent owner and group

Would there be a reason (other than an action on my part) that the owner and group of a directory and all of its content would be changed by some unknown force? The said directory and content are now ...
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Installation of Sentifuge 2.1

I have downloaded sentrifugo.zip from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sentrifugo/files/ 2) Then changed the permission to by below command chown -R nobody:nobody Sentrifugo 3) nobody group was not ...
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Moving files with bash scripts

I have a bash script that watches a folder, if something is added to the folder, the script will move all contents withing the monitored folder to the defined destination. I have a few of these ...
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Why shouldn't /var/www have chmod 777

When developing a page on a localhost, I sometimes get a "Permission denied" error which I can solve by running chmod -R 777 /var/www. However, people are telling me that this is a bad idea for ...
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Bug in CIFS accessing filesystem root?

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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how to install .sh file in ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu Operating System Update(php,MySQL,C++) for Version 11.04, 32 bit from www.hsslive.in when i started to run update.sh file, but i got the text editor page. then i right click the ...
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Home directory permissions preventing ssh key authentication on Ubuntu Server 14.10

I have ubuntu server 14.10 with an SSH server on it, and have password authentication working fine from my System76 darter laptop running Debian Sid. I want to switch to rsa-key authentication. On ...
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Wordpress wp-config.php installation error in Ubuntu

The following problem didn't happen to me in Win10 and from a quick search there isn't much data on this problem with Mac. Maybe someone encountered it and could detail solution: I am trying to ...
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Why does everything keep changing back to root ownership (NTFS)?

I've tried EVERYTHING to get my files back into my name, but all I seem to do is add MORE files to Root ownership every time I try to fix things. It starts with getting my 2 ntfs partitions to ...
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why do some log directories need x permissions? [duplicate]

I have some log directories that were causing me problems when I did not have x permissions for their owner, why would writing a log file require x permissions?
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File permissions in /var/www not changing

For some reason I can't change the file permissions of my var/www folder or anything else inside it. I've tried using gksu-nautilus to change the permissions but it doesn't work. When I open the ...
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Why I can't erase a hidden file with root privileges?

I downloaded a compressed file (rar) with two files inside: 1) A PDF standard file, and 2) A hidden file .fuse_hidden000004a90000000c (a dot, not extension, file name), which is the exact same PDF ...
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rails --v works for root user but not for other users

I just setup a rails environment following https://gorails.com/setup/ubuntu/14.04 and using the recommended option i.e. with rbenv. Though rails is installed and works properly but only for the root ...