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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File permissions for kernel have changed in OSX Yosmite, why?

I am working my way through the book Learning Unix for OSX Mountain Lion (I don't have access to the updated version for OSX), in which it demonstrates that using $ ls -l /mach_kernel should ...
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Why can't I write to my ext4 partition even with 777 permessions?

When I touch a new file for example I get: touch: cannot touch 'file': permission denied It is a partition that is mounted in the /media directory on demand. I am the owner and I've had it's ...
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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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What is so special about Linux permission 004?

I was reading Practical Unix and Internet Security, when I came across the following lines which I couldn't comprehend. If you are using the wu archive server, you can configure it in such a way ...
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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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Accidentally screwed up permissions big time — what should I do? [duplicate]

I'm not very experienced with Linux and I made a big, big mistake. I ran the following command: chown -R [ftpusername]:[ftpusername] / I meant to run this: chown -R [ftpusername]:[ftpusername] ./ ...
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Configuring Samba to serve Unix-style files (e.g. owners, permissions)

I just learned that Apple has deprecated its own AFP network filesystem in favor of SMB2. I have looked, but can't find any solid information on how its handling of SMB2 implements Unix-style file ...
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Using find -perm to find setuid files

I want to find list of all suid binaries. I use the command find / -perm 4000 However this does not give me any output. I understand that the SUID file may be in 4xxx permission mode. But if I ...
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nohup: failed to open 'nohup.out': Permission denied

I am trying to install PHP5 on Openshift using the instructions available here. I have accessed Openshift with SSH, got into the proper directory and executed: nohup /repo/misc/make.sh &. I got ...
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ftp server brings 550 Failed to open file on using get to retrieve folder with 777 permission

I am attempting to download a folder where it has 777 permissions as well as its subfolders, but when I try to use get in ftp, It brings back the error: 550 Failed to open file Iv'e checked the ...
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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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Owners and groups of everything inside /var are changed mistakenly [duplicate]

I have recursively changed owner and group of /var to root:root. I have mistakenly ran following command while standing in /var. I thought I was in /var/www, sudo chown root:root . R Now many ...
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How to remount as read-write a specific mount of device?

How to remount as read-write a specific mount of device? (one folder) The file is "Read-only file system", rw-r-r, so it not allow to change permissions. I need to replace that file, then change ...
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What causes files to lose permissions?

There's been more than one occasion where something has gone with system because all the sudden there were permision changes to certain key files (sometimes taking a long time to find which file is ...
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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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normal user runnig a bash script containing root command without password

I have a bash script that contains few commands that can only be run by root, e.g. wpa_supplicant. I would like to allow the normal user to run the script without sudo. I found these posts but they ...
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How does file system permission behave on different systems sharing an NFS export?

I'm familiar with how Linux permissions work on a single machine, but what happens when a directory is shared (specifically via NFS)? Also, what happens when two users are seemingly the same (same ...
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Two users with different permissions on same directory

Is it possible to give two users different permissions on the same directory? I want to use it for ftp: userFull gets R+W and userLim gets only Read, depending on who logs on. Im getting stuck on the ...
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Keep same file owner for newly created files

This question is regarding samba file access. I have created a folder A, and under folder A created two folders B and C. And also created three users A, B and C. User A has access to all three ...
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Meaning of chmod 1775

Created a folder "Sample_dir" and analysed its permissions. $ mkdir Sample_dir $ ll Sample_dir/ total 36 drwxrwxr-x 2 user user 4096 Jul 1 19:26 ./ drwx------ 71 user user 28672 Jul 1 19:26 ../ ...
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accidentally moved and fixed /bin/ directory, but now can't su

I accidentally moved my /bin directory to /usr/bin/bin, anyway, I managed to move it back to its place with # /usr/bin/bin/mkdir /bin # /usr/bin/bin/mv /usr/bin/bin / and then I was able to login ...
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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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reliable way to give all read/write access recursively in CentOS 7

What is the most reliable way to give all users read/write privileges for a given directory and all of its subdirectories and files in CentOS 7? In an eclipse web application project that uses ...
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“rsync: failed to set permissions on …” error with rsync -a or -p option

When I use the -a option as is asked and answered in Preserve the permissions with rsync, I got a lot of "rsync: failed to set permissions on" errors. rsync: failed to set permissions on ...
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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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Create permissions for group to write and files created by owner are only writeable by owner

I have created a folder, /hello: it has the following permissions: Owner = rwx Group = rwx Others = r and the folder is owned by john and belongs to the group sales. I have created another user ...
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What can I do to start a terminal in a X server at boot without giving away root priveleges?

The problem: I run Linux on an arcade machine with a monitor that accepts a 15kHz signal. I can't see anything until the X server starts and a modeline gets the GPU to output the correct signal. My ...
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Directory special permission problem

When I write: chmod g=rws,u=rwx,o=rx folder_name I get: drwxrwSr-x But S is not the same as s, right?
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TUI Tool to change directory permission rules?

There are some strangers to Linux who need to use it in terminal mode but they are helplessly limited to accept that using chmod and chown is dead simple. They would be satisfied only by a tool that ...
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Can't get server access permissions working

I am trying to get a script going that will move files in the apache webserver directory for me without sudo. In my mucking around I somehow got edit and move permissions working for user nhergert, ...
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How can I give the user sufficient permission to access '/' directory?

How can I get the following to work? user@host:~$ cd .. user@host:/home$ cd .. user@host:/$ echo " " > txt.txt bash: txt.txt: Permission denied user@host:/$
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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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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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Set wordpress permissions correctly on Centos 6.5 VM + apache 2.0 [migrated]

I've a Centos 6.5 VM with apache 2.0. I'm tring to understand how wordpress permissions should be set, in order to have a safe environment and make it update via Wordpress UI rather than ftp. This is ...
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ACLs and classic permissions

I'm trying to set up a git server on my FreeNAS server. The problem I have is with setting up the permissions for different users/groups just as I want. Basically I have two different groups: ...
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Directory Permission Order [duplicate]

In Linux, let us assume we have a directory with the following properties: drwx---r-x 29 user1 group1 4096 Jun 22 14:11 dir1 can I, as user2 having group group1, navigate into dir1? Since ...
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APCUPSD script can't close program

I want to use APCUPSD to stop a program (called ns_image_server) which runs in a terminal window when it detects that power has been lost, to give that program time to close before the computer shuts ...
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Why does file-roller appear to have lower priviledges than the user

In Ubuntu I have a mounted samba share. I have selected some files in a directory on the samba share in nautilus and attempted to compress them to an archive in the same location. File roller tells me ...
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Understanding UNIX based 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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Why and when does `lsblk` require `sudo`?

On my up-to-date Arch Linux, lsblk works fine without sudo: $ lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE NAME FSTYPE sda ├─sda1 ext4 ├─sda2 ext4 ├─sda3 swap ├─sda4 └─sda5 ext4 sr0 $ lsblk --version lsblk ...
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Giving write permissions to www-data for a file within user's home with limited shell access?

I have an access to a remote server with ssh, but the access is limited: my account there, say UseR, can create files in /tmp and in its home directory, but not elsewhere; it can call chmod without ...
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Formatting drives in linux always makes them read only [closed]

I'm using Debian 8 and trying to create an ntfs partition (on /dev/sdd). Whenever I format a drive either through the nautilus interface of right click > format... or even through command line ...
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Is it possible to change file permissions when copying

I have a directory with default ACL permissions that get copied to all files created in that directory, but only if they are created in that directory. Would it be possible to change the permissions ...
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Why can't I delete this file as root?

I have directory exam with 2 files in it. I need to delete files but permission is denied. Even ![rm -rf][1] command can't delete these files. I logged in as a root user.
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Can non-sudoer modify anything outside of home directory

If a user does not have sudo privileges, can he/she create a file or modify any file outside of his/her home directory, and outside of any external media devices he/she might have connected to the ...
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untar error - Cannot change mode to rwxr-sr-x

I am trying to untar a .gz file , which is stored in the /root folder onto a directory in /mnt/flash2/example I use the following command - tar xzf filename.gz --no-same-owner -C /mnt/flash2/example ...
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How to recursively check if a specfic user has read access to a folder and it's 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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User to run weechat over ssh

I want to create an account on my own server for a friend who wants to use weechat. I have created an account adduser friend and created an ssh pair for his login such that password login is ...
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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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User in the same group new/edit files permissions

I have a few users under the same group. However, when they all work on the same folder via winscp, whenever they open a new file, they open it with themselves, as the owner. Thus, when someone else ...