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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Dealing With A System Which Is Not Letting To LogIn Due To Open Permissions

A colleague of mine told me that after he executed the below command, he's not able to login to the system. No user can login via ssh. Only normal users can login over physical console of the ...
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Samba share open for all to all

thanks for viewing at this question. I have a CentOS 6.5 server with a share that is and should be accessable for and from everyone. All content placed on that share should be accessable by everyone. ...
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Changing password for Debian live

I have a hooks file, in the hooks folder, that looks like this: echo "root:rootpw" | chpasswd echo "user:userpw" | chpasswd After boot, Debian asks for user and password. When I type user along ...
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Mongodb permissions error after changing data directory

I just installed mongodb version 3.0.3, on Ubuntu. I edited the conf file to change the default data directory to "/home/user/mongodb", and gave it the following permissions: drwxr-xr-x 4 mongodb ...
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How can I change the error messages for 'touch'?

Lets just have some typical usage of touch as expected: $ touch this $ sudo chown root this $ touch this touch: this: Permission denied Now what I want to do is change touch: this: Permission ...
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Can't start Tomcat on Ubuntu

I installed Tomcat on Ubuntu. Then I created a new user. Then did: liferay@web-svr:~/liferay-portal-6.1.1-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.27/bin$ chmod +x *.sh Afterwards, I added JAVA_HOME and PATH in bash like ...
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rsync “Permission denied” despite ownership

I just rsync'd a bunch of files, from a Windows box running cygwin sshd, to a CentOS 6.4 box. I ran rsync -e sshd... on CentOS to do this. Then I plugged in a USB drive on the CentOS box, formatted ...
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cd: permission denied: binutils-2.21.1

I'm following Tools Used in 6.828 to configure. $ sudo tar xjf binutils-2.21.1.tar.bz2 generate folder binutils-2.21.1 $ cd binutils-2.21.1 cd: permission denied: binutils-2.21.1 $ sudo cd ...
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Can't make SUID work [duplicate]

I have 2 users: root and usr345 in the system. SUID bit allows the users to execute a program with permissions of it's owner. I created a file: # touch /home/usr345/update-iptables.sh Contents: ...
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Getting “Permission denied” when trying to create a file despite correct permissions

I’m using Amazon Linux and running a script through a Jenkins job, including this line touch /usr/java/jboss/standalone/deployments/myproject.war.dodeploy which results in the error … touch: ...
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Read but not write access to a socket on Linux, what can one do with that?

On a server installation, I found sockets writable by group, but only readable by others. I assume that the latter has no effect, as my understanding was that write access is needed to be able to work ...
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Set sudo umask apart from the user calling it

The problem: I set my umask for my user to be 0077. Now I use sudo instead of su when I need super-user access, and the problem is that whenever I execute a software installation using sudo with ...
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What is nobody user and group?

On my server (Synology DS212) some files and folders have nobody nobody users and groups. What are the characteristics of this user and group? Who can write of read this file? How can I change it ? ...
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Permission errors even though permissions are wide open

I installed anaconda on our new VM and I can't list its contents. I can change my directory to .../anaconda/ but when I type ls -l I get: ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied However, ...
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Ways to restrict remote user to only access a remote database

I want to be able to setup a remote user that can update a PostgreSQL database on a production server. I have two machines, one is a local server that I use as a command and control system, named ...
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Copy /home without root [duplicate]

I installed Xubuntu on a friend's PC and he understood, that is it greater than Windows 10. He has no practice with shell and dont want to use it! The PC is used by several people. He (the owner) is ...
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File permissions on Linux?

I am surprised that /mnt, /media or even /opt are not writable by myself on my own system (Linux-Ubuntu). Should I always use sudo for any action on these paths? Or would it be better to add myself ...
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File permissions while installing a python module

I would like to install sphinx-doc from the sources so I git clone the module then installed it with sudo python setup.py install. Using /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pytz-2016.4-py2.7.egg ...
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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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Shared, read-write, photo directory tree, for normal users

I.e. what I want is the Linux equivalent of Windows Public/Pictures. The problem is that Linux file manager Nautilus doesn't apply default ACLs when you move a file into a folder/directory (nor good ...
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gvfs and permissions on a remote external usb drive

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported ...
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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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'403 Forbidden' error only appears on Linux system; other devices connect fine from same IP address [closed]

When attempting to access the google.com listed first match for "ssid" on my Linux system -- http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SSID.html -- I am getting the following error: Forbidden You don't have ...
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Cannot change ownership of folder owned by nobody

After a forced reboot a particular folder in my home directory is owned by nobody. I am trying to change that to root but I get the following chown: cannot read directory ‘databases/’: Permission ...
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Confused on file and directory permissions for Samba shares

I've been searching for while to try to understand the following mask/mode fields for creating files/folders in Samba shares: create mask force create mode directory mask force directory mode But ...
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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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“You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “Share on name.domain.com”.”

I am having some issues with Samba on my Fedora file share server. I've logged into as the vncuser below on the server itself and I can access the directory, however I get permission denied errors ...
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ACL not working on directories

For some reason when I create new file from Windows I can change the permissions just fine but when I create a folder it won't let me change the permissions, I get this error: A device attached to ...
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Issued chmod 666 * in home directory, permissions problems resulted with all files

I was attempting to give any regular user access to two folders that reside a few branches down in my home folder. I thought I was in the correct directory and typed out sudo chmod 666 *, but ...
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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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How to revoke access for a particular user?

How can I revoke all access (r,w,x) for a particular user to a file or directory tree (while still giving read permission to others)? Does setfacl with mask allow this ?
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usermod -a -G group user not work [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to add the user gefalko to the www-data group. I use root@xxx~# usermod -a -G www-data gefalko If I understand correctly, I should now see www-data in the output of ...
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writing into /opt/folder

I'm using gcsfuse with an app I am making to write files into /opt/storage that folder is owned by a specific user called lets say "hero" which is in a group called "hero" too: ls -al /opt: ...
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What does @ indicate in long file format? [duplicate]

NOTE: Don't know if this matters, but I'm running commands on OS X Terminal. What does the @ indicate about a file when it is listed in long format, ala: -rw-r--r--@ 1 <user> <group> ...
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Sed with inplace editing changes group ownership of file

I have shell (php) script that gets in touch with target file this way: inspects whether file and directory are writable with php 's is_writable() (I don't think that this is problem) does in-place ...
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How can I execute any command as a normal user without sudo?

Is it possible to assign the sticky bit to sudo in order to execute any command as a normal user? Let's suppose that we have the user test and then: test@test$ apt-get update But I don't wanna use ...
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Authentication required to edit Sudoers - User not listed

I made a small typo in my sudoers file, nothing a simple pkexec can't fix. The problem is that when I added my user with "adduser name" and added "name" to visudo, as well as the root and sudo ...
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Can't change the root password from single user mode

I have redhat 6.x version I am trying to change the passwd from single user mode but I get the following passwd root changing password for user root passwd: permission denied then I try to ...
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What are the conventional file permissions per filetype before umask is applied

I am looking for a list that specifies the conventional file permission of all the different file-types before the umask is applied. I read in man 1p touch that the default for a regular file is: ...
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Restrictive “group” permissions but open “world” permissions?

I understand that with Unix file permissions, there's "user", "group", and "world" octets. For the sake of this discussion, let's assume that setuid/sticky bits don't exist. Consider the following ...
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How to add sftp permission to user/client?

I am somewhat new to linux, so please bear with me... I'm on a new Centos 7 setup. So far I have logged in via ssh as root: added a new user gave user full permission via visudo added user to the ...
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touch: cannot touch ‘test’: Permission denied

I try crate file in directory but get touch: cannot touch ‘test’: Permission denied commands: [user@xxx api]$ ls -l total 184 ... drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2016-04-12 14:38 public .. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt

I received an external hard drive for Christmas and attempted a backup of the home directory of my Ubuntu 15.10 system. Unfortunately, I botched it, and when I came back to the computer to check how ...
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Setting a disk space quota on a samba share residing on an ZFS pool

I have several samba shares, one of which is used for storing some backups. I want to set a disk space quota on said share, as the ZFS volume the share resides on is huge and multi-purpose... I don't ...
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Where does Linux track who is a group admin through the gpasswd command?

If I modify group membership and admins using the gpasswd command and add a user as a group admin Linux will allow that user to perform tasks otherwise reserved by root. Ex. [test1@centos ~]$ ...
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Permission denied when run script via ssh

I wrote script which download via scp and install some packages. SSH keys are added to host and when I run [root@HostB ~]# ./myscript everything is ok and packages are downloaded via scp without ...
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changing permission after copy the directory? [closed]

I have two directory in two different path there are some common subdirectories and files between them I want to copy the content of first directory to the second one meanwhile I need the same ...
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Wrongly set chmod / 777. Problems?

I was trying to run chmod -R 777 ./ but ended up typing chmod -R 777 / and set 777 on my entire machine. What can go wrong? How can I fix it?
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Is it bad practice to call scripts from a users home dir from root tasks (eg. dhcp hooks)? [closed]

I have some small script that run at startup and on other events (for example, one that updates a dynamic dns hostname based on the machines IP changing). I would like to keep everything in my home ...
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User Admin - View Permissions when 750 is used for home

apologies if this question is caused by a fundamental misunderstanding. But as main admin of a server: I want to make it so that users cant see each others home folders. (so I chmod 750 the home ...