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

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no sufficent permission to start xserver

i've wrongly gave " chmod 600 / " command i supposed to gave " chmod 600 /swapfile , i was creating a swap space.... .....and now it feels like my user can't no longer have rights to access and run ...
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Files in soft linked directory seems to lose executable flag

I can't seem to track down what's happening here, but every few days or so, all the files in a particular folder seem to have mysteriously lost their executable flag. Here's the set-up in question: I ...
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14.04 kate editor does not show any plugins (wrong config permission even after fresh install)

I got a strange problem with kate editor. For some reason, whenever I runs kate in normal mode (without sudo) then all kate plugins disappear. I could not see any Projects/FileSystemBrowser/Documents ...
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Settings LDAP Users Roles/Permissions at Application Level

I configured LDAP server on my Linux machine and create users/group accordingly as required. I have different groups like: admin/managers/executive/developers/users/clients. Now I have around 10 ...
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Recover Linux files

I'm running a Xubuntu box on VBox, and i can only login as guest... That's because i accidentaly locked the root and my current user accounts, with passwd -l 'user' command (i actualy locked all ...
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Trouble with permissions (Ubuntu 14.04, /usr, apt-get) [duplicate]

I believe I may have messed up. I'm setting up a rails server with passenger/nginx. Upon installing passenger's nginx module, I installed it to the directory where nginx currently resided ...
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trouble with changing folder and file ownerships

i am a newbie running Ubuntu 14.04 networked with windows 7 i am able to see all Ubuntu files from windows but not vice versa when i set up Ubuntu i copied a large number of folders over the network ...
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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) ...
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How do I correctly mount a NTFS partition in /etc/fstab?

After a nasty episode (my second, you'd think I'd learn) caused by unsupervised automated podcast downloads filling my entire partition, I've finally moved just ~/Music to its own partition. The ...
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I need help deleting the undeletable folder [duplicate]

I had an old folder in /opt that I needed deleted. I ran nautilus as sudo and deleted it. Except it wound up in the trash folder. Cool- I'll just delete it from trash. I didn't have permission to ...
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How to give root permission using terminal [on hold]

I have a very serious problem, I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and i have an root account, but after i have installed nvidia drivers, it simply dont show graphic interface anymore, so i have created other ...
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Deny a user the right to use udisksctl

I'm using a system based on Ubuntu 14.04 There are multiple partitions on /dev/sda. /dev/sda1 is where the system resides, /dev/sda2, ..., /dev/sdaX are NTFS partitions. There are two users admin and ...
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How to run application under different user

I am using 11.04. I have two users. (User1 and User2). Could you please tell if it is possible to run Firefox or any other browser with another User's profile. Let say, I am using User2 to access ...
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File permissions changed when using Copy (file syncing software)

I just started using Copy, and it seems great, though I am having one difficulty. I'm running two Xubuntu Linux computers, one at work and one at home. The one at work is 64 bit and the one at home is ...
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apache is becoming the owner of my user's files

I've got a hosting account at Bluehost, and my own server at home. Recently I moved a couple of sites off of that Bluehost account and onto my server. I'm used to an environment where I have a ...
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steam can't use EXT4 partition mounted with write permissions

I have an SSD that has an EXT4 partition that is mounted and I have full RW on that partition, even all users. If I want to add the steam folder in this partition steam tells me "new steam library ...
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Upstart for docker and setuid permissions

OK, this has kept me busy for a day at least, since last night. I am trying to do something very simple: run a bash script which creates a few folders and runs a docker container - but using upstart. ...
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Does 'Owning' A Directory Or File Give You And Special Permissions?

I've read a little about chmod and have a high-level understanding of file permissions. But I'm a little confused about the concept of an 'owner'. If my user account is the 'Owner' of a directory ...
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Permission denied when downloading with transmission deamon

I installed xubuntu and transmission daemon, set the download path to my home/user/TV shows, and get a permission denied when trying to download torrents through transmission. I tried chmod -r 777 on ...
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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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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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Problem with installation of LaTeXDraw!

I was using LaTexDraw 2, which I had got it form Ubuntu Software Center. As the functions were limited and I couldn't use math to label out, I searched and found this new 3.1 version. After ...
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How to control the permissions of a mounted usb drive?

I have multiple USB drives, used for different purposes, and I've noticed they have different permissions when mounted, and, moreover, a chmod command has no effect. Why is this and is there a ...
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How to install Steam games to an external hard drive?

I have been trying for several days now to install Steam games to my 500gb external hard drive. I used this tutorial (taking ownership, fstab, etc) and annoyingly, it didn't work. I got this message ...
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permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial. When I give the command: ssh root@localhost I get : Permission denied, please try ...
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Unable to access files in “camera” folder on 64GB SD card

I think I'm in a pretty unique predicament. The pictures on my SD card in the "camera" folder cannot be read. While all other pictures and music, that are not in the "camera" folder, are completely ...
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Steam requires execute permissions

I've got Steam installed on my Ubuntu 14.04. system, and it has worked so far. But now, when I start Steam, my installed games appear to be not installed, and when I click on 'Install', it says that I ...
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Ubuntu perrmission problem after reboot [on hold]

I reboot my laptop recently and after this reboot. I have a problem with a some things like: solaar not working (after I logged-in I'm getting a pop-up saying it's not have permissions to open ...
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What if I accidentally run command “chmod -R” on system directories (/, /etc, …)

I accidently ran sudo chmod 755 -R / instead of sudo chmod 755 -R ./ I stopped it after few seconds, but now there is some problems such as sudo: must be setuid root How can I revert ...
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How do I change my username?

Some time ago when I installed Ubuntu I chose a rather stupid username for my account that I do not want to use anymore. How do I change this (including the name of my home directory, and the name ...
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I accidently ran 'sudo chmod -R 775 /' and it completely broke my OS/Shell [duplicate]

So I accidentally did sudo chmod -R 775 / when I meant to do sudo chmod -R 775 ./. I quickly realized and hit Ctrl^C, but not in time to save everything. I realize this is a really stupid mistake and ...
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How do I override ACL permissions for single files or directories?

To share data (audio, video, pictures, documents) between all users on my desktop I created an ACL for a dedicated shared partition on my hard drive according to this answer which I mount at boot via ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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Sublime Text: Saving keybindings won't work

I'm trying to save keybindings. Error-message: Unable to save ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User/Default (Linux).sublime-keymap Error: No permission If I run: ls -l ...
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fopen with a+ fails due to permissions

In php, I am calling fopen(filename, 'a+') in a directory that belongs to www-data and has permissions 777. The resulting permissions of the file created by fopen are 644, and so I get FALSE for the ...
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Unable to access the root directory

I have started using Openfoam recently. I successfully installed Ubuntu Deb Pack version 2.4.0 but when installing the repository release version 2.4.x, i am unable to access root directory even after ...
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How can I give koala access to /var/www/html?

I'm trying to use Koala (http://koala-app.com/) to compile sass in /var/www/html. When I try to add my style.scss file all of the files are greyed out. I've added my account to www-data. When I run it ...
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Change default permission 664 for downloaded files

I have noticed that all downloaded files, either via Firefox or wget get permission of 664 (rw-rw-r--). This makes me run additional step via chmod when I want to use these files via another tool, ...
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Add a samba user that can access samba shares mounted under my user account?

I've set up two users on my home server (14.04 - Desktop) and on samba. I stay logged in to my (main) account and the drives being served throughout the house are mounted at ...
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Give write-access to subfolder on samba share

I have a read-only share on my samba server, is it possible for me to make subdirectories on this share and make them writable for others/specific users? Example: \\server\share Only root write ...
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How to get permissions to execute programs from NTFS hard drive?

I have this problem: I'm used to compile and run .c files with CodeBlocks. If I do that from my Desktop (ext4 partition) it works without problems, but doing this from my secondary hard drive (NTFS ...
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Issue at installing IPython via pip

I had an error while trying to install IPython. Here is the log: alumno@Usuario:/usr/bin$ pip install ipython[all] Downloading/unpacking ipython[all] Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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// , How can I prevent Prey 1.4.0 and 1.3.9 installation happenning over and over as it tries chown?

// , I keep seeing attempts to chown files for prey 1.4.0 and prey 1.3.9 near the end of the output for any dpkg installation command. For instance I get the following spew in response to sudo ...
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How resolve 'Not found url' & 'permission denied' error on Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin on aws-EC2 Ubuntu 14.04. I've configured everything correctly. I also successfully installed a web script and my site is online. I access ...
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Is it bad practice to use gksu when writing code in development?

I am writing a C++ application that needs to access the serial port and use the mount command, both needing root to be performed. In the end the application will be run as root on a device, but I am ...
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Can't delete a folder even with sudo su

I used the Ubuntu customization tool and the terminal stopped so I decided "Oh well, I'll just close it!". Now the 2 folders it made 'remaster-iso' and 'remaster-root' both have a lock sign on the ...
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Unable to setGID bit on folder

I want that all files and directories inherit the permissions of the tvshow folder. I am trying to set the GID bit, but I have no idea why it's not working. I am using this source for my commands. ...
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How to change owenship of a directory from root to all uses in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am a Ubuntu newbie and want to change permissions of a directory to a user, say x. I searched many things chmod 777 <dir>/ did not work. I referred to Change folder permissions and ownership ...
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ulimit view resource usage for user / group

when you go: ulimit -a you get the limits: core file size (blocks, -c) 0 data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited scheduling priority (-e) 0 file size ...
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Ubuntu touch – executable files won't launch in /home directory

I just received a Meizu MX4 and have already started hacking away at it. One problem I have run into involves not having permission to run executable scripts and files located in the home directory. ...