Permissions are the unix way of controlling access to resources such as files, directories and devices and may be specified for an owner, group, or all users.

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Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares

I'm trying to set up a debian server that will run several network-based services. These services need access to an external network drive to store their data. For security reasons, I have set up each ...
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How to mv and adopt target directory permissions

How do I move a file such that the file adopts the target directory permissions? Surely this is an incredibly common scenario.... any help appreciated.
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Apache ownership and permissions for wordpress

I'm new to running a VPS, but I managed to get the whole system setup and secured without any issues :) My question concerns Apache and the different ways it can operate. For this particular machine ...
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NFS mount edits on local NFS-exported filesystem change permissions on the remote NFS mount

I believe there is a noperm or something to that effect option in NFS, but how do I make sure that if server A is exporting /opt/nfs and it is mounted as an NFS mount on server b /export/serverA that ...
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Granting permission for all users in a group to write to a directory and all its subdirectories

Trying out Linode for the first time, running an Arch Linux image, I successfully installed nginx as root. This, however, made /usr/share/nginx/html inaccessible to non-root users. Intuitively, I ...
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How do I allow rwx access to a specific group with ACLs?

How do I grant read, write and execute to specific group? What I did: adduser test addgroup developer setfacl -m g:developer:rwx /opt/spago41/ When I login as test I can't run: startup.sh in /opt/...
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How to modify the permission of jar file exactly same as other machine jar file? [duplicate]

I have two machines, In my machineA I have a jar file with these permissions - -rwxr-xr-x 1 cronus app 16758150 2013-03-19 13:35 exhibitor-1.5.1-jar-with-dependencies.jar In my another machineB, I ...
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noexec on /tmp and /var/tmp directory

Our client servers are running old version of jboss (Jboss 4.0) which has lots of known vulnerabilities. Result is that the server is hacked and we are seeing some unknown executables running from /...
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How to give permissions to other user after logging as root in Linux?

I am a Linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have one machine which is machineA and I have a root access to that machine. Now I need to create these below two directories and give ...
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File protection in Unix

Is there a way to protect a file in such a way that even root cannot delete it or rewrite it after creating it? I have a file which is created by root under /var/log/ and I want to restrict all users (...
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How to control the permission of an application [closed]

I don't want the application have the permission to read some files that is my personal information, can I do it by setting the permission? I hear that AppArmor, is it easy to use? How to get it in ...
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Can't access the directory /etc/ppp/peers?

I want to read some configuration file. The problem is that I can't move in the folder peers and typing the command ls -l, I see this permission's record: drwxr-s--- root dip ... I never seen that ...
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How do I change owner/permissions of auto mount on an embedded linaro based linux

I have an ARM based embedded system that when it auto mounts a USB drive it mounts it: drwx------ 6 linaro linaro 2048 Jan 1 1970 PENDRIVE I need to change the permissions and possibly thew owner ...
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Problem with file permissions in shared directory under /srv between OS X and Ubuntu

I'm setting up some folders where any user in the users group can collaborate on files, on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. It seems that users on my machine have no problems editing each other's files (I ...
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executing any program in mc ends putty session if not logged in with root

Maybe there is a simple-obvious solution for this but I dont know how to make mc to be able to execute programs when I press enter/double click on it and I am not logged in as root... the executable ...
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Why am I getting git error “remote: error: unable to create temporary file: No such file or directory” on push?

This problem is getting weirder. My original post follows, but here is the new thing I discovered: I executed git push and it gave me its usual error: Counting objects: 9, done. Delta ...
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How do I override rw-r--r— root/wheel for a all files in a directory?

I am trying to delete a directory on OS X. I do rm -r /path/dir but I keep getting many, many messages like this: override rw-r--r-- root/wheel for cron/migrate.php? I type y for one message, ...
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How to backup /etc/{,g}shadow files with 0000 permission?

I am trying to backup several servers' /etc by using rsync from another server. Here's a relevant snippet: PRIVKEY=/path/to/private.key RSYNC_OPTS="--archive --inplace --no-whole-file --quiet" ssh -n ...
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How to restrict one user files to another user

On my machine there are user accounts. My question is how to restrict access to ones user files. Meaning no one else can access my files at all. How can I setup this restriction? How many root users ...
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Upgraded from CentOS 6.4 -> 6.5 and now permissions do not seem to work properly?

I allow my non-root user the ability to view my nginx access.log. I upgraded from CentOS 6.4 to 6.5 and now my user cannot view this file but the permissions still look correct. I removed and ...
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Why can't I execute shutdown when the permission is rwxr-xr-x?

I'm in /sbin and I see that shutdown has permissions rwxr-xr-x. Doesn't this mean that anyone can execute it?
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Why are files in a smbfs mounted share created with executable bit set?

I mounted a samba share using the smbmount command: $ sudo smbmount \\\\foo\\bar /mnt/bar -o user=tom When I create new files, they get created with the executable bit set for owner, group and ...
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Is there any difference between mode value 0777 and 777

I saw a code change at work, where the mode values were changed from 777 to 0777 to make nfs setattr work. What is the difference in the 2 values?
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What does the “s” mean in the following permission:“-rwsr-x---”

I know about the different permissions and how to change permissions, etc. But I have just seen one of my files has the permissions: -rwsr-x--- 1 root scott 26974 Dec 8 2010 extjob What does ...
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restrict student account permissions, give faculty access

I have set up two user groups, students and faculty on Ubuntu 12.04 and created a number of students and faculty accounts. The problem is a student can currently see & read all of the files of a ...
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Accessing other folder

I'm having difficulty with groups and permissions. I have user A part of group A that manages a folder F. A second user B part of group B must access folder F and its content. I added user B to ...
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How to set root permission for all users?

I'm a beginner and I don't have any idea about how to give root permissions to all users, I've tried using gpasswd -a sqeeph root but the terminal still displays sqeeph@root
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Can't execute a file with execute permission bit set [duplicate]

Well I'm just too green to Linux, but I'm stuck with a thing that I should know, and I don't. My file has the following permission bits sets: -r-xr-xr-x is owned by root ( but it should not matter ...
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What does a dot after the file permission bits mean?

I performed an ls -la on directory on my CentOS 6.4 server here and the permissions for a given file came out as: -rwxr-xr-x. I understand what -rwxr-xr-x means, what I don't understand is the . ...
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Process overwrite access restriction

I want to run a program so that it can only create new files and not overwrite existing ones. Does something like this exist? $ fsaccess --can read,write --not overwrite --command bash -c 'echo "...
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Linux Wordpress can't write wp-config file

I installed the latest version of Apache2 / PHP / MYSQL on my pc In the directory /src/www/htdocs I created a directory wordpress with all wordpress files. Then, when I tried to create the wp-config ...
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Thunar: “Unable to find or create wastebasket directory” on samba share

I have a samba share directory that is mounted on my machine as: //xxx/home_private /media/home_private cifs rw,noperm,credentials=/home/xx/samba_perm.txt 0 0 When I tried to delete file using ...
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Make script executable from vi/vim

How can I run chmod +x on the script I'm creating in vi/vim so that it is executable? I tried :r chmod +x % but it didn't work.
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Setgid won't work

I'm struggling with the SGID command. Given the following situation: ----rws--- 1 simon simon 233 nov 24 13:52 hosts Why can't a user open/edit this file?
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MySQL Backup folder permissions - Non downloadable by others

I created a PHP script which takes backup of the mysql database every day and then saves it to a folder called "BkPath". All the backups will be saved here. But am trying learn the chmod command to ...
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Why are 666 the default file creation permissions?

As I've found out, when using umask, the highest permissions you can give to files are 666. Which is done by umask 0000. That's because of the default file creation permissions, which appear to be 666 ...
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NFS - What does the “sticky bit” mean?

I'm trying to figure how is the sticky bit used in NFS v3. RFC 1813 says on page 22: 0x00200 Save swapped text (not defined in POSIX). What do they mean by "swapped text"? In "NFS Illustrated", ...
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Cannot expand asterisk without proper permission

Can someone explain to me the following? $ ls -ld /temp/sit/build/ dr-xr-s--- 3 asdf qwer 4096 Jan 31 2012 /temp/sit/build/ $ ls -ld /temp/sit/build/* ls: /temp/sit/build/*: Permission denied So ...
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Squash all UIDs automatically, without “all_squash”

I have a pair of Debian stable boxes sharing /home over NFS. The server used to serve LTSP workstations and has had a long running NFS configuration that never gave me any trouble. The LTSP project ...
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Give user read/write access to only one directory

I'm running a server, and I need to give read/write access to a particular directory to a single user. I've tried the following: sudo adduser abcd sudo groupadd abcdefg chown -R .abcdefg /var/www/...
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MySql not accessible by root user

I have a local MySql server. It is started as I can access it with my local user like $ mysql Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 66 Server version: ...
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What are the different ways to set file permissions etc on gnu/linux

On Unix, a long time back, I learned about chmod: the traditional way to set permissions, on Unix (and to allow programs to gain privileges, using setuid, setgid). I have recently discovered some ...
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Changing file permissions of auto-mounted hot-plugged FAT32 USB partition

Linux can read from, write to and execute files (vfat driver) formatted as FAT32. Auto-mounting (in my case Ubuntu) leads however to all files owned by root and not executable. By changing the file /...
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How to change permissions from root user to all users?

I created a folder on the command line as the root user. Now I want to edit it and its contents in GUI mode. How do I change the permissions on it to allow me to do this?
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How does the 'passwd' command gain root user permissions?

How does Linux know that it has to give euid 0 (uid of root) to only certain process like passwd, setuid, etc. If a process can gain root permissions, will it not lead to potential security breaches ...
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Can't get Wireshark to run as user on CentOS

It's the first time I'm installing and configuring Wireshark in a rpm-based distro. In the past I've installed it properly on Ubuntu, Mint or Debian. Don't know why, but it seems I cannot run it as ...
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Running executables on an NTFS partition?

My system configuration is the following: UEFI computer Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 Olivia I would like to be able to run Linux executables that are stored on an NTFS partition ...
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How can I flash_erase mtd0?

I am trying to find a way to nandwrite my mtd0 partition which contains my u-boot environment. When I try to flash_eraseall /dev/mtd0 though I get: flash_eraseall: /dev/mtd0: Permission denied ...
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setgid binary doesn't have permission, mount's right, I'm missing something, but what, please?

I'm sorry, I know this has to be something simple but I've checked the manpages, the mount, the permissions ... (edit: combined history into one sequence as requested. Starting to seem a not-simple ...
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What is a regular file?

$ rm foobar rm: remove regular file `foobar'? What does it mean for a file to be "regular" and why does rm treat such a file as a special case?