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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How to stop yum changing file permissions

If you upgrade a package, yum sets the file permissions to the permissions that are set in the new version of the package. How can I stop it doing this? I use puppet, and by default the directory ...
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'chmod g+s' command

Hello I want to understand the role of the chmod g+s command in Unix. I also would like to know what it does in this particular context: cd /home/canard; touch un; chgrp canard .; chmod g+s .; touch ...
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Failed to change last modified date of the file after do some edit in /var/www

on ubuntu server (14.04) I have a virtual host which is in /var/www and my linux user is group of www-data. But I noticed that, if I change something on a file in /var/www last modified date does not ...
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Wrong eUID in `/proc/PID/status` when SETUID is used

While doing a wargame challenge, I ran into an issue with permissions. The info given by /proc/PID/status is not in adequation with the permissions that should be given to the processus. I am user ...
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How can I change the permissions in /sys to alter the state of a LED/light using `udev`?

I've got a Thinkpad and would like to use the ThinkLight (the white flash light above the screen designed to light up the keyboard) for notifications on incoming Jabber messages. It is easy to ...
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Should I change the permissions of binaries?

I'm running CentOS 6.2 and installed nginx as root. After the install I changed the owner and group of the install to it's own user and group to keep thing a bit more secure. I logged in as root and ...
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Is it possible to change the directory permission to its previous state?

I have accidentally changed the permission of "/usr/bin" directory and its files by the command: $chmod 775 /usr/bin -R First, there was a problem with sudo but I fixed it. Now I am suspicious that ...
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How can ubuntu/truecrypt be configured so users can mount volumes if-and-only-if they have proper permissions on the mount-point?

If I add the line: ALL= /usr/bin/truecrypt to the sudoers file this lets all users mount volumes at arbitrary mount-points. The problem is a user could create a truecrypt volume and then mount it at ...
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Compression / archiving that keeps permissions and file owner?

I know that similar questions have been asked about permissions, but which form of compression or archiving keeps the permissions and file owners of each file and directory? I was considering the ...
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The Deny the permission of mounting any drives to a user

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. 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 can I get write access to my usb drives?

I have trouble writing to external drives. They are monuted automatically in Nautilus, but I can not copy anything there ('Paste' and 'create Folder' are just greyed out). Does Anyone have ideas what ...
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Always get Error: Operation not supported for: find /Path/ -type f -exec chmod 755 {} \;

I want to change the access permissions for MP3 files on an external 2,5" HDD on my Raspberry Pi on which I run an actual version of Raspian. To do so I tried to use the following command: find ...
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warning: Filesystem seems to be mounted read-only

I have an old SGI indigo with an EFS file system (Extent File System ), and the password needs to be reset. I can mount the hard drive, but read-only. I need write permissions. # mount --rw -t efs ...
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VSFTPD, 553 Could not create file. - permissions?

I've set up VSFTPD on Amazon EC2, with the Amazon Linux AMI. I created a user and can now succesfully connect via ftp. However, if I try to upload something I get the error message "553 Could not ...
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What permissions apply if specific user's permission on file or directory differ from user's group to which this user belong to in Linux? [duplicate]

Case 1: User has "rwx" permissions to certain file or directory. But has no permissions "---" in group it belongs to. Question: who wins - Does user have "rwx" or "---", effectively (not what's ...
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How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: ...
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How to recursively check if a specfic user has read access to a folder and its contents?

I need to pass a user and a directory to a script and have it spit out a list of what folders/files in that directory that the user has read access to. MS has a tool called AccessChk for Windows that ...
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`tail -n 40 /var/log/apache2/error.log` without `sudo`

Many times during the day I need to inspect my Apache log: sudo tail -n 40 /var/log/apache2/error.log I then have to provide my password. It's a clumsy workflow, so instead I am adding ...
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How to edit /var/www files using phpstorm?

I want to edit the /var/www files using any editor like phpstorm or eclipse etc, without changing the default user/groups setting for /var/www. Since phpstorm is invoke by a script , I dont know how ...
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Give specific user permission to kill other users with logind?

Is it possible to give one user (the "main user") the permission to kill other users using logind/loginctl?
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Jboss startup ownership issue

Facing few issues with jboss startup . After jboss startup , permission of few files got changed because of which we had to manually change the files and start jboss . $ ls -l /etc/init.d/online ...
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux? [migrated]

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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Allow all group members to create directories and files

There are 2 users sftp_user apache Both users belong to the updaters group as well as other groups. New directories and files are created in the /updates/ directory. drwxrwsr-x 8 sftp updaters ...
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Why do we use su - and not just su?

I don't understand why su - is preferred over su to login as root.
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Symbolic link creation failing: change ownership issue

I am facing some issue with creating soft links. Following is the original file. $ ls -l /etc/init.d/jboss -rwxr-xr-x 1 askar admin 4972 Mar 11 2014 /etc/init.d/jboss Link creation is failing with ...
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How to make an existing directory (and sub-directories) to be suddenly writable by ROOT ONLY?

Let's say i have a directory, at: /tmp/uploads/ And inside got several recursive directories and files created by DIFFERENT USERS before. So now, suddenly how do i make that above directory to be ...
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How to make a NON-WRITABLE directory?

Actually i'm aware of a "PHP Web Folder". There seems to be some potentials of incoming attacks. So that i want to make sure this whole directory is READ-ONLY (Only writable by ROOT). Let's say the ...
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Could not chdir to home directory when create and login a new user?

I'm a new user of CentOS and now I want to create a new user of my system and let it can only access one directory. First I create a group named test. Then: useradd -g test -d ...
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Using ACL Permissions without allowing other groups to access a directory?

0. Add user bkupusr to group extbk leeand00@hostname:/home/leeand00/$ sudo groupadd extbk leeand00@hostname:/home/leeand00/$ sudo usermod -G extbk bkupusr 1. Created directory structure: ...
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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 get back sudo on Ubuntu?

I have done this: sudo chown -R myname /usr/ and now I can't use the sudo command because of this error: sudo: must be setuid root And as I read this means that the owner of this file ...
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How to give Windows partions' file execute permission

I have installed Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8, as dual boot. 500GB hard disk has 5 partitions. Two of them are NTFS and the other 3 are ext4 partitions. When I log into Windows, I can not see any ...
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Sed is unable to copy temporary file to original file [duplicate]

My aim is to edit the file(Whose owner is user1) using script where user2 don't have permission to directly edit the file but it should be edited when executed through script by user2, so I set SUID ...
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Managing users and groups

I am using ubuntu inside a virtualbox and has very little knowledge about unix. I am following this tutorial. And in it there's a portion to add a user to the group. $ sudo groupadd --system webapps ...
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Linux Permissions vsftpd

I have mybb installed and running in /var/www/forums. I have two users part of the www group, logan and www-data. I have the recursive permissions of forums directory set to: chmod -R 755 forums ...
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Running setuid binary temporarily without setuid?

Currently setting up xpra, which wants to run an X instance as non-root using the dummy driver, but the system Xorg binary is SUID. Since the system auto-updates, I would prefer not making and ...
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Convert ls -l output format to chmod format

Say I have the following output from ls -l: drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 7 17:21 foo How can I automatically convert this to the format used by chmod? For example: $ echo drwxr-xr-x | ...
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Permisission with mplayer

I am trying to use mplayer to directly play video into the framebuffer. Currently I cannot get the audio and video to play on the same run level. The audio devices will only connect if I am in user ...
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permissions of script to change permissions?

I have a VMWare VM that directly accesses some disks. In order to run (without running vmware as su which has its own problems) I need to change the ownership of the devices. I've done this manually ...
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Desktop effects/graphics settings probably get reset after each reboot

I am using PC Linux OS, full monty(KDE) and probably after an update, I have started experiencing the following behavior: After each reboot, the Kresource migrate tool starts up, even though Akonadi ...
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defining firewalld permissions without SELinux in Debian

I don't find an explanation regarding the permission system of firewalld in Debian without SELinux. I have multiple users. How do I grant one user admin permissions to firewalld while denying these to ...
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What is the file permission of /etc/shadow in CentOS?

What is the default file permission of /etc/shadow in CentOS? Is there any difference in the default file permission of /etc/shadow in previous versions of CentOS?
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Purpose of permissions such as 0111 or 0333

What is the purpose of Linux permissions such as 111 or 333 (i.e. the user can execute, but cannot read the file), if the ability to execute does not automatically imply the ability to read?
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Not able to cd into world-readable directory on NFS

There is a directory created by root, and I am not root user. But I am not able to do a cd into that directory in spite of having execute permission for others. Why so? Has the write permission on ...
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logadm permission issue in Solaris

Facing the following issue in a solaris box while using logadm tool . It is showing me permission denied error . -> logadm -w princelog /html/web/www.log -C 3 -s 500m -z 0 logadm: Error: ...
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`sudo cp -a` changes ownership to root (instead of preserving the original user)

I was trying to backup some directories and some of the copies made by sudo cp -av resulted in being owned by root while others preserved their attributes. Is this a known issue or am I missing ...
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NFS partition mounted as read only

(Disclaimer: I've read "NFS sharing is read only" and I think it's not the same problem) I have just setup NFS on my raspberry (Raspbian) and I'm trying to access it from OSX. So far so good, I can ...
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Unable to execute program without root privileges regardless of group or permissions

avrdude is a simple tool that allows downloading of a program to a target microcontroller. For completeness, the command I am trying to issue is: avrdude -p atmega328p -c usbtiny -P usb -v -U ...
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Make all new files in a directory accessible to a group

Suppose I have two users A and B and a group G and a folder foo, both users are members of G (using linux and ext3). If I save as user A a file under foo, the permissions are: -rw-r--r-- A A. ...
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python && unix permissions (gitlab) [closed]

I have directory /home/git/repositories with rights 770 and uid=git,gid=git user1@gitserver:~$ ls -la /home/git/ | grep repo drwxrws--- 42 git git 4096 Jun 30 17:02 repositories I have user ...