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 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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Problem to launch java at Debian: “error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so”

I'm trying to launch java: $ java -version java: error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ ldd ...
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chown .bash_aliases [on hold]

I need to append would be aliases to the .bash_aliases file through the echo command For example I echoed this command echo 'cp -r .git ls | grep -v .gitignore ~/env/' >> ~/.bash_aliases to the ...
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Can I restrict sudoer nopasswd to directory?

Maybe I should rephrase - what is the most secure way to accomplish my needs? Details I am using WinSCP to modify my Apache document_root. The directory /var/www/html has an owner and group of root. ...
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Can a file be edited with the 'write' permission on it but not on its parent directory?

Suppose the owner/user doesn't have the write permission on a directory but he has it on a file under it. Can the file here be edited or not? If yes, is there any situation where the file cannot be ...
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SMB Mount To Windows Server Appears to Lock up. Any Ideas?

We are running CentOS 6.3 with all the latest updates. (Attempt to resolve this issue) The Server I am trying to connect to is a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. Though this applies to our old SBS'03 Box ...
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rsync doesn't preserve directory ownership even with -a

I use this rsync invocation to backup my home directory: rsync -aARrx --info= --force --delete --info=progress2 -F "$USER_HOME" "$BACKUP_MNTPOINT" rsync man page says that -a implies -g and -o ...
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Understanding UNIX permissions and their attributes

I've never really got how chmod worked up until today. I followed a tutorial that explained a big deal to me. For example, I've read that you've got three different permission groups: owner (u) ...
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sane does not work as saned but as root it does

I have a plug computer that I want to use as scanner server using sane. It already worked with a different plug, so I know for sure that the scanner and sane are workable together. If I issue ...
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Setting correct permissions automatically for certain file type when file is copied from non-Linux file system

The main reason I want this is my heavy use of dircolors, especially for ls --color=auto. For example, whenever a .mp3 file is copied from NTFS, it will have permissions set by umask 022 which ought ...
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Vim Error E138: Can't write viminfo file $HOME/.viminfo!

I'm afraid I've run into something rather strange. When I open a file normally, vim README.txt, everything is fine. But upon sudo vim README.txt, the file renders blank, and gives me a E138: Can't ...
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Cleanup old /dev/pts files?

My company has a policy that sweeps all files on our AIX servers to see if any are world writeable. They are upset because there are some files in /dev/pts (a few with me as owner) that are world ...
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Unable to delete a file on different user's directory

I've two user's abc & xyz and the user abc has been added to the group xyz via usermod -a -G xyz abc and here the file permission on home directory of xyz i.e /home/xyz: drwxrwxr-x 2 xyz xyz ...
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Difference between owner/root and RUID/EUID

I am relatively new to the concepts mentioned in the question and reading about them from different sources only makes them more confusing. So this is what I understood so far: When we are given ...
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File/dir permission conundrum

I support a dev server for WordPress sites. Server is using the Nginx/php-fpm stack. I'm struggling with setting up file and directory permissions so that www-data has read and write access while our ...
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Copy file with target folder owner/permissions

I want to copy a file to a directory with another owner: sudo cp /home/ubuntu/.ssh/authorized_keys home/deploy/.ssh As a result: -rw------- 1 root root 408 Mar 19 20:02 authorized_keys ...
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File owner changes after editing a group editable file

I use archlinux x64. I'm studying web development and in order to edit files served by Apache under srv/http, directory which Apache serves, I created a group adding my user and Apache's user so I ...
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Why am I seeing a number as owner / group instead a name?

CentOS 6.x / OpenVZ Recently my VPS provider moved my OpenVZ container to a new server. After that move, I've noticed that files/directories for one of my user accounts show an odd owner / group. ...
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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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How directory permissions remain same after mv command?

There are two user A & B. sharing same server. A has created a directory with permission 700 and both user and group are same i.e. user A e.g. drwx --- --- A A temp_dir/ Now user B has ...
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bash bad interpreter and permission denied

I installed RHEL 5.1 on a virtual machine. I would like to install VMware Tools, but I keep getting an error. I am performing the installation via the tar procedure. I get the following error: bash: ...
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Solaris 11.2 extended permissions shown by ls

I have a file that shows up as having extended file permissions. ls -V /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XScreenSaver rwx------ 1 root root 53 Dec 2 21:52 ...
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SCP stopped working: Permission denied, please try again

I was using scp to transfer files from server A to B (both CentOS with WHM and their usernames are equal). nohup scp -rpC xaa2 username@serverIPB:xaa2 I did it many times and then, suddenly, it ...
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tor works when its in /usr/bin but not in /usr/sbin/

I have this very strange behaviour, I have two servers both running Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed tor on both. on machine A tor was installed (by default) in /usr/bin/ and works without any issues. on ...
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Mount permissions

I want to do this: Mount a network folder. Read files from that folder. I'm doing something like: mount //10.19.6.40/folder/ /mnt/folder/ -o ...
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Transfer files using scp: permission denied

I try to transfer files from remote computer using ssh to my computer : scp My_file.txt user_id@server:/Home This should put My_file.txt in the home folder on my own computer, right? I get ...
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default owner and group for symlink and chown pass-through

I have two questions but they are very closely related to each other. I have a new Debian server by Linode, and my previous server was a CentOS run by Hostgator. I use this command quite frequently ...
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How does one permissibly access files on non-booted system's user's home folder?

I have a dual boot system with Mint 17.1 and Centos 6.6 I want to access a file in my CentOS user's home directory from Mint. (I cannot boot CentOS right now.) What is a clean/standard method for ...
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Set group permissions as owner permissions

I need to set the same permissions of owner to group recursively to all elements in a directory.
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Systemd fails to start Nginx on reboot, but it works manually

Here's my situation whenever I reboot: $ systemctl --failed UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB DESCRIPTION nginx.service loaded failed failed A high performance web server and a reverse proxy server ...
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What's a good setup for a web server with limited developer accounts?

If possible, I want to avoid giving root access to developers. What would be the best directory/user/permission setup to make sure they can access the web server directories, but nothing else? Should ...
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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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-bash: /dev/null: Permission denied

I'm trying to create a new user on a Centos 6 system. First, I do useradd kevin Then, I tried to run commands as that user su - kevin However, I get the following error messages -bash: ...
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Permissions for /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

I'm just starting with my own Virtual Server (and Linux). I've an apache2 and a few wordpress sites. I need to send mails via PHP (contact forms). I managed to install ssmtp with the help of a few ...
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Prevent a user from deleting the folders and files in his own home

How to prevent a user from deleting the folders and files on his own home directory? In my scenario user can create & modify the folders but user should not delete them. How could we achieve this? ...
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exclude commands from user's sudo permissions

Consider the following line in a /etc/sudoers file: username ALL=(ALL) ALL, !/usr/bin/passwd as far as I know, this allows user username to use sudo, unless he not uses /usr/bin/passwd. But ...
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OS X: Apply inheritable ACL permissions to pre-existing subfolders and files

I have a folder with numerous ACL permissions set. Most of these include file_inherit and directory_inherit permissions and therefore should be, and are, automatically propagated to any new ...
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User and Group Permissions Confusion

I am running the 'motion' program on Ubuntu 14.10 as a daemon, user motion. I have it set up to capture images and save them to /var/www/html/motion/images/<dynamic-dated-folders>... I also ...
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In the Linux Kernel what file/process controls the assignment of permissions to memory pages?

A given memory page may be writable, readable or executable. What kernal source code file in the linux kernal describes the setting of these rights? What process or kernal data structure would set the ...
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FTP error “553 Could not create file” in RHEL

We need to transfer a file from local machine to remote machine. Remote machines settings are as below: [540607@hsldevoradb ~]$ su - Saphr002 Password: [Saphr002@hsldevoradb ~]$ pwd /odi/CSV/in ...
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permission denied on running script despite +x

Script is on exec partition (under /home/~~~ ) and have +x flag (-rwxr-xr-x ). executable on bash shell (not with script) but not on script. script is quite simple. #!/bin/bash data=cat ...
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how to make logstash read kannel log

I got logstash installed on ubuntu 12.04 using the apt repository. But logstash is not reading any document. In logstash log there are the following: ...
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permission issues while doing ssh setup in cygwin

I'm trying to setup ssh-host in cygwin. Getting the below error: *** Warning: The permissions on the directory /var are not correct. *** Warning: They must match the regexp d..x..x..[xt] *** ERROR: ...
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Centos 7, Postgresql 9.4 Failed to Read Permission Data Directory in mounted Partition

I've a problem with start PostgreSQL 9.4 on Centos 7 Server. Because the partition /var/lib/pgsql/9.4/data/ (which contains PostgreSQL data is full) so I want to change to another partition. ...
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File with permissions ---S--l---

Can some one explain what the meaning of these attributes: ---S--l---? When and why need to set this attribute? and for what? $ ls -ltr ---S--l--- 1 root root 0 Mar 10 ...
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What are the correct permissions for a non-root user in Red Hat 7?

I imported a pre-made Oracle Developer VM, from Oracle, into VirtualBox and the oracle user (which is not root), can't do anything without using sudo, for the most part. For example, any file I want ...
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How are ownership and permissions of tmpfs folders created via /etc/fstab determined?

I've created a folder /mnt/ramdisk. I've got the following line in /etc/fstab to create the ramdisk at startup and mount it to /mnt/ramdisk: tmpfs /mnt/ramdisk tmpfs ...
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SUID accidently removed from /bin/su file

It is a production server - CENTOS 6.1 Some user having root access in the past had logged on to the server and removed the SUID bit from the /bin/su file and then exited root. Now we are not able to ...
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Why does httpd give an error following a symlink into my home directory on Fedora?

I've just re-enabled an app after OS change. Symbolic link to it is located of course in /var/www/myapp . After changing permissions to 0775 (even 0777 temporary), changing owner to apache:myuser, ...
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Back up and restore file permissions

Is there a way to back up and restore file ownership and permissions (the things that can be changed with chown and chmod)? You can do this in Windows using icacls. What about access control lists?