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

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Can I safely change group ownership of /var/log/auth.log?

I am the Splunk administrator working with an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system and I want to collect events from /var/log/auth.log. -rw-r----- 1 root adm 16534643 Jan 8 09:49 /var/log/auth.log Splunk ...
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Does enabling ACLs have an effect on performance?

I'm looking at a web application that needs ACLs enabled. Are there any benchmarks or other documents to show what potential impact ACL does{n't} have when the file system is under heavy load? Also, ...
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Sublime Text 2 Permission Denied

I use a Papyrus package with Sublime Text 2, but when I try to compile a file by pressing ctrl+B or F7 I get a permission error; [Errno 13] Permission denied [cmd: [u'/home/sde/.wine/drive_c/Program ...
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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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How do I share USB VFAT Drive with other users?

I want to share pictures between my wife and me, on an external USB drive. The OS is ubuntu 12.04. The drive is a Western Digital 500 GB and sudo blkid /dev/sdc1 return LABEL="My Book" ...
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403 Forbidden Error after changing LAMP Apache root/ www directory

I installed and set up all the LAMP services, and got it working from the www folder, thing it though I need it to point to a folder in my Dropbox (on the same partition) I modified the ...
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Revert system fie premissions

I have mistakely changed the permission of the entire etc directory to 777. Now I'm getting frequent errors like ... is world writable! Is there a way to revert back to the default permission? ...
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tcpdump permissions problem

having trouble running tcpdump. I'm on Trusty. I must run tcpdump with non-root user. Searched the web for my problem and figured out i should sudo setcap cap_net_admin=eip /usr/sbin/tcpdump That ...
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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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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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Create a sort of snapchat

Maybe what I'm trying to do is not really legal but it's for my boyfriend, I just would like to send him pictures in the snapchat way. It means that I would impose a picture on his screen for a while ...
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Virtualenv permission denied

After a lot of struggle with virtualenv/virtualenvwrapper I decided to remove all virtualenvs and re-install the packages. root> su myuser myuser> sudo pip install virtualenv myuser> sudo ...
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Coordino permission issues?

I have downloaded the Coordino and wanted to run it on Ubuntu, tried to run it but its giving the following errors Warning: require(app/webroot/index.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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How do I reinstate my admin user privileges to global read/write

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I only have the one user which I created when I installed Ubuntu. Everything has been fine - love it - until I updated a software package recently from the command line ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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Samba share for everyone inside network

I'm sure this is really easy but can get it working and don't know if it's some kind of permisson or what. I have one disk mounted as a backup disk in my "server" machine, and want to share this ...
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Canopy Express in Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit doesn't start

I installed the 32-bit version of Canopy Express in my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit machine. I followed the installation guides here. Then when I run the program I get the following dialogue: Permission ...
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How to access a /media folder that has been mounted from a external hardrive?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I have installed Apache, php5. I have configured two sites folders in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default One is the in /home/me/www and the other is on the external ...
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pulseaudio --kill permission denied? (Something's using my soundcard and I don't know what it is.)

So, a few weeks ago I was having problems with skype and pulseaudio/alsa things, so I went to this link and found a way to supposedly kill and start pulseaudio at will. So, in etc/pulse/client.conf, I ...
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Have to set permissions on every startup

I just installed a fingerprint library called libfprint. After installing, you have to set the permissions up to access the scanner. I thought that this would be permanent but every time I restart I ...
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Error while starting hadoop

When I try to run hadoop as bin/start-all.sh, I get this error.: mkdir: cannot create directory /home/prasanna/Desktop/hadoop/libexec/../logs: Permission denied chown: cannot access ...
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Why am I asked for the “password for root” when upgrading packages?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I installed with one user account, then added a second user account using the GUI dialog box method, making myself an Administrator type. I now use the second ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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sccs returns 'Permission denied'

I installed and set up the package "cssc", but when I try to use sccs with the command "sccs create filename" I receive the message "Permission denied". The exit status of the command is 69, which I ...
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How can I get access to an external USB hard drive mounted in KDE other user?

Before kubuntu 12.10 I had Gentoo and in KDE's plugged devices widget I mounted devices and they were accessible by other users in other KDE sessions. In kubuntu, however, my external hard disk is ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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mounting CIFS share appears to work, but then prevents writing after a few seconds

I've got a NAS that is setup with CIFS and open guest access. I mounted it in fstab with the following line //192.168.0.101/Stor1 /media/freenasbox cifs ...
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How to Lock Unlock Pen Drive in ubuntu 12.04?

My Name is Prakash. We face below problem in ubuntu. Kindly help us to solve it. How to Lock Unlock Pen Drive in ubuntu 12.04 ? How to give right to users ?
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Why don't I have permission to read files on the CD I bought?

I recently bought this book, which came with an accompanying CD. When I try to view the contents of the CD in Ubuntu, I don't have read permission for any of the files. ls -al in the root of the CD ...
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How to follow symbolic link with smb share

I have a Virtual machine running Ubuntu server 14.04 and I've set up some smb shares. Everything is working fine except for following symbolic links. The host is a Mac and I can see the symbolic link ...
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403 Forbidden message with Apache www directory inside of home

On my Ubuntu server, I've changed my /var/www directory to a subfolder inside of my home directory, and I'm now getting 403 "Forbidden" errors in my browser. I've read through a lot of similar ...
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Sharing folder with VM through libvirt, 9p, permission denied

An Ubuntu Server 14.04 Host hosts an Ubuntu Server 14.04 guest via libvirt/qemu-kvm. The system runs fine, but - as guest - I have issues writing to a shared folder (<filesystem>) that drive me ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 asks permissions for everything

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10, since I had a 14.04 that I had upgraded a few times. After the install, the OS asks root permissions for a lot of stuff I was able to do without issues ...
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issue with vsftpd - no matter what I do, users can go up in the directory

I've set up vsftp on an Ubuntu server. Configuration is as follows: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run

I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run, unless they are ran as sudo (BAD IDEA!) How do I fix this issue?
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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Allow one process access to /dev/uninput without completely compromising security

Steam In-Home-Streaming was turned back on the other day. This allows you to play games being rendered on one computer on another computer (commonly playing games on a TV/Media Centre that are being ...
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SFTP Excecute Bit does not seem to be working correctly

I am trying to replace an existing FTP server and switch the users to be using sftp. We have some strict requirements as far as permissions required on the folders. For instance on the user's FTP ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ...
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How to fix: error report “Permission Error(13,'Access denied')” on Chrome GPU process crash?

UPDATE To avoid Chrome GPU process crashes I recommend xorg graphics drivers instead of any flgrx, even own-build one. Could be installed e.g. from Additional Drivers app. I'm not having any more ...
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.dbus folder in home folder belongs root

I have a folder ~/.dbus in my homefolder that is only read and writeable by root: drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 . drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 session-bus Is this the ...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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How to change read-only permission under 501 user?

I have a hard disk that install on it mac osx 10.4.11, so I plugged that to my Ubuntu system and now I can see all of the files, but it's just read only under the 501 user permission I'm root in ...
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How to restart network-manager without root password

My wireless is flaky so I'd like to be able to restart network-manager with a script WITHOUT having to type the root password. I tried making a c program that does this: setuid(0); system("service ...