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

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Is there any way to manually add a “package” (eg. Python) to a group?

I've made a Python script that basically holds the account information for a special account I use on Reddit. All's fine and dandy, until I realized that, even though the folder is hidden, users etc. ...
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Cannot open Sylpheed HTML emails in Firefox

I have moved from Ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04. I use Sylpheed mail. To view HTML mail, I double-clicked on the HTML option and it opens in Firefox. But in 18.04 I get the following message: Access to the ...
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Can't locally edit files in samba share, but windows client can? (Ubuntu 18.10)

Allow me to elaborate on the title. I have a folder in ~/Documents named "Share" (~/Documents/Share). I enabled sharing for this folder by right clicking it in the nautilus explorer and clicking on ...
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How to grant non-root user access only to /var/log directory

I have newly created non-root(normal) user and want to grant access only to /var/log directory so that the user can view and monitor the logs. The user should not be able to cd/ls or access the /etc ...
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Plasma5: Access Denied, Cannot Write On /home/

I run Plasma 5 on Ubuntu 18, and when i try to edit some settings on System Preferences like adding apps on system start or installing a theme,it doesnt work. A warning message appears saying: "...
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WANTED: User-friendly way to assign owner/permission when attaching a new serial devices (USB, BT, etc)

When attaching a serial device (e.g an arduino via USB or Bluetooth), the owner:group is set as root:dialout, e.g: crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 166, 0 Apr 15 18:08 /dev/ttyACM0 However, even when the ...
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Mathematica 10 on ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install Mathematica 10 on Ubuntu 16.04. In my folder I had a .sh file, so I used chmod +x and ran it. During the installation it asks to choose a folder for the installation, but ...
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How to transfer emails to my new server? [on hold]

We were using AWS for our website and now transferring all to the iPage VPS. How can I transfer my old emails for support@domain.com? I found the solution that I need to transfer email files from mail/...
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InvalidArgumentException : Cannot write to directory | running Laravel

this may be an easy error but I've been stuck in this one for 3 days now. I'm not a very experienced coder. It's my first time using Laravel too. I bought this script with a guide (at least something ...
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MySQL access denied without asking for password prior [closed]

Ive been looking online for the past half hour but ive been completely unable to find a solution ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' I am persistantly recieving this ...
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Reason of /etc and /opt being owned by non existing user [closed]

I was digging through the Docker Base images being used in my company and I noticed that /etc and /opt are actually owned by non existing users as can be seen below: root@a957ad69f955:/# ls -lh total ...
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Right usage of rights - docker, wordpress, IDE, user

I know I know rights again. I have an issue with that so I'm looking for solution and need to say I'm able now to change rights by commands chmod and chgrp. However I am still missing how to correctly ...
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How can I change the GRUB splash image in 18.04

NOTE: I am not after themes... more just hacking what's here as its faster. In Ubuntu 18.04 I am trying to change the grub.png/splash.png image, the one you see when GRUB asks you what system you ...
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How to create icon for android studio [duplicate]

I am not able to create an icon for the android studio I have created a .desktop file for android [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Icon=android_studio Exec=sh /home/...
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Mount SFB ReadyNAS share in Ubutnu 18.04 LTS

I have a ReadyNAS RN104 with a single SMB share on it with Anonymous access allowed. From my Mac I can see the share in Finder and mount it by clicking the ReadyNAS and then double clicking the share....
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Unable to mount “Volume1” folder on nas

To copy a patch file the Nas i have on my network need to excess the Volume1 folder. Usually i mount my nas with samba, but when i do that i have no access tot the Volume1 (and the not visible ...
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Permision to delete any file

There are two files in my Ubuntu 18.04, left after uninstallation od MyChrome app, I am not able to delete without change of permissions,as: /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/mychrome_chrome....
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./ungrib.exe: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0: version `PNG12_0' not found (required by ./ungrib.exe)

Recently I installed WRFV version 4 and now am trying to ungrib.exe but it shows: ./ungrib.exe: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0: version `PNG12_0' not found (required by ./ungrib.exe) ...
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Permission Denied in Squid Proxy Server

I have successfully installed and configured Squid Proxy Server 3.5.26 in Slackware 14.2. Im currently logged in as root user and I get an error when starting Squid using the command sudo squid -z: ...
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Simple systemd service to lift kernel lockdown - permission denied

So, I have spent a long time trying to fix a simple systemd service which can lift the kernel lockdown. After a lot of time spent researching and googling I couldn't find an answer to my question. ...
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How to make new folder on HDD

I am new to this (first day starting) and want to figure out how to make and delete files on my HDD. When i right click the "new folder" option is greyed out and if i delete anything this error comes ...
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Best practice to run VS code with permissions to read, delete, create and modify files in /var/www/html?

So I've been told not to run VS code as sudo, or any application for that matter because the way Ubuntu's model system works is you should have to elevate permissions. The best piece of advice I've ...
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Problem in accessing to Mysql

I have installed and reinstalled more times Mysql, but the program deny me always the access saying: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) Event if I ...
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How to find application that wants access to private key

For a few days now I get following pop up whenever I start the computer and sometimes randomly during the session: The censored part contains my e-mail address. How can I find out which application ...
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Access to directory

Let say, I have two directories bob and public. public is a subfolder of bob. bob has to have rights 770, the owner is bob, group the same. public has 777, the owner and group the same. bob bob:...
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Read/Write permission of 2nd hard drive

I know that this question is asked before, but nothing seems to work. I have a double boot windows 10 - ubuntu 18.10 on the NVME and a 2nd 1 TB HDD drive (ntfs). Windows of course have permition on ...
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Can remove folders but not files SFTP

I setup a sftp server when i connect i can upload files and delete folders but not files it says Permission denied. I chmodded my whole path to 777? Thanks jojo
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chmod has no effect on files on flash drive

My old box running ubuntu 9.04 passed away, so I plugged a flash drive into a newer box running ubuntu 16.04. But, I can't run scripts from there, because all files lost the x-permission. I can copy ...
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I realize this is a repeat but I cannot get any of the answers to work. RE: Mounting external HDDs

Ok, I have just completed my 4th fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on my Lenovo All-In-One. It is a complete, "Normal" install. I am now preparing to attach my two 2TB Seagate External HDDs which ...
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Why can't Apache2 look outside /var/www/html/ for a PHP file?

I have just started to learn about the whole deal of PHP, MySql, and it's connections to front-end development. While doing this I found that I cannot execute a PHP file unless and until it is inside ...
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How to fix this npm error?

cdac@cdac-OptiPlex-990:~$ npm install -g composer-cli@0.20 npm WARN deprecated core-js@2.3.0: core-js@<2.6.5 is no longer maintained. Please, upgrade to core-js@3 or at least to actual version of ...
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git init - permission denied

When I try git init I get permission denied. I'm new to Ubuntu. What might be the reason? Terminal: (python36) jkbielan@jkbielan:~/python/projects/leetcode-python$ git init /home/jkbielan/python/...
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How to fix grayed out options on right click menu

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and updated to the latest software. I have replaced hard drive of my laptop with an SSD. Original hard drive is fixed where the DVD drive used to be. Windows and Ubuntu both ...
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Can't grant myself permissions to execute `rm` command as sudo

I have a user account on my machine: $ (whoami) > foo_user I've updated by /etc/sudoers file to grant myself permissions to use the rm command: User_Alias OPERATORS = foo_user Cmnd_Alias ...
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You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/install.php on this server

I'm working on a migration right now and after completing all the necessary steps, I've come across this error when I try accessing the website. You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/install....
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Ubuntu 16.04: USB stick mounts, but standard user has no access

My kids have on our home PC for security reasons only standard user access, but they want to use their USB sticks. But only I have access (Admin). On the kids accounts the usb stick mounts, but they ...
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Wordpress permissions conflict with www-data and ftp [duplicate]

Running: Ubuntu 18.04, Nginx 1.14 I read somewhere that running Wordpress in 'fs_direct' mode is a security threat, so I wanted to completely scrap that idea and stick to a local ftp server instead. ...
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Ubuntu upgrade change rights on / partition [closed]

In November/18 I made a Ubuntu upgrade (16.04) and after the upgrade and reboot I couldn't connect trough ssh, the root cause of the problem was that one package in the upgrade process change the ...
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Grant group traversal rights on a folder

I have a folder named Dog with these permissions: dr--r-- 2 rich boys 4096 What is the shell command for it
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Gimp Opening file for reading: Permission Denied [duplicate]

I get this when I try to open an image from within Engrampa. I have no problems when using KolourPaint or Eye of Mate viewer. It occurs with other zip files. 3/28/19 Update andy@7_~$ lsof /home/...
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Why I can't read file?

Please look at output: deploy@li445-201:~$ sudo ls -al /var/log/nginx/ total 152 drw-rw-r-- 2 root adm 4096 Mar 26 16:08 . drwxrwxr-x 14 root syslog 4096 Mar 26 06:25 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Why my .rules pmount USB stick on a BBB, but without write permissions for $USER?

(Talking about a BeagleBone Black, if this matters) I'm following a common example found on the web to automount/dismount a USB stick, which uses udev rules: My /etc/udev/rules.d/99-automount.rules ...
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The requested URL /drupal/admin/reports was not found on this server

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 successfully, Installed LAMP stack, Given read-write Permissions to /var/www/html directory. Installed Drupal 8 while I trying to go any other page other than a home page in ...
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Can't create file: Read-only file system

I was trying to recover files from android phone using adb shell and test disk. But I am getting a read only filesystem error, even though the permissions to write is granted to the user. adb devices ...
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Root protected synced directories

I recently synced a directory on my file system with my OneDrive account, using onedrived. The program itself functions correctly, but when the files are delivered to my pc I can't access the files or ...
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I/O Error Permission Denied, qBitorrent, secondary NTFS drive

Ubuntu 18.04 qBitorrent 4.0.3 (64-bit) I have been working on this for some time now and it's doing my head in. I have tried remounting the drive with read/write permissions (unsure if this was ...
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Another upgrade error Systemd-shim

For me, this problem is persisting on both Laptop & Desktop upgrades to 18.04. I've tried the above (and other) remedies but get this: : /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.freedesktop.systemd1....
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I can not see a shared forlder under VBOXSVR from a XP Guest

I made a VirtualBox XP guest from a backup image of my old laptop, which passed away a long time ago. It is working fine on my VitualBox hosts except for being unable to access to the VirtualBox ...
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I simply want to reformat a 2TB Seagate for use in Ubuntu with full permissions

I have completely backed up all data from said drive and physically disconnected the backup drive so I don't screw it up. I've searched high and low for the basic command line syntax and proper ...
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About Ubuntu's root permissions [duplicate]

Well knowingly, I messed with the permissions of '/'. I gave all the permissions to '/' and that too using -R. This is now causing various problems like RSA keys were not working, sudo was not working....