chmod (short for change mode) is a Linux / Unix command used to change permissions of files and directories.

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Cant write to directory when not logged in as root

I am switching a site over to amazon ec2 and the pages that allow a user to upload a file to a directory arent working. When Im logged in as root via ssh I can 'touch' a new file to there but not when ...
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Accidentally did “chmod 600 -R /” on my macbook pro

I accidentally entered sudo chmod 600 -R / when I meant to enter /Documents/some_file and now everything comes up as permission denied. The root password isn't working. All my applications are shut ...
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chmod always unsets setgid bit on directories if I'm not in a group

Here's the scenario: I'm using Ubuntu Linux (12.10, if it matters), and I've got a directory whose permissions are thus: drwxrws--- paul www-data myfolder/ You can see the setgid bit is set. If ...
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What do these chmod parameters mean?

What changes are being applied by u+s,o-rwx in the below? chmod u+s,o-rwx myUserGroup myFile
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how to join paths to {} inside an -exec option of a find command?

//// SOLVED //// I'm trying to copy several files scattered in a directory structure to another one where such files already exist but without write permission allowed. So I used a find command with ...
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Debian: Removing read permissions to a single user

i'm trying to set permissions with chmod in Debian Squeeze. Its there any way to remove read permission to a single specified user? chmod u-r file That seems to deny permissions from the user ...
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Changing permissions for specific folder

i need some help. I'm using Fedora 15. I have 2 users: user1 and user2 and directory in /usr/local/example_directory. Now for this directory owner is user1 and other users can only read this. I need ...
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Copy permissions from owner

How can I copy the all file permissions of a folder from owner to users? Imagine that I have: -rw-r----- 1 124982 5000 201 2012-06-24 06:45 documentation.html I want to change to: -rw-r--r-- ...
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Does permission 777 allow scripts outside your server to write on it?

Let's say example1.com is located in US, and example2.com is located in EU. example1.com/folder/ has 777 permission. Will a script in example2.com be able to write on example1.com/folder/? Or is ...
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sftp chmod recursive

I have logged into a server via sftp via terminal. When I run the command chmod -R 755 ./* I get the error You must supply a numeric argument to the chmod command.. How do I apply a recursive ...
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Chmod 644 on /etc/ any way to fix?

I tried to tab complete something and I guess it wasnt there. I know you are not supposed to set the permissions to /etc/ like that, but my permissions seem to be all messed up. whoami prints out ...
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How to give user read/write access to folders?

I'm running a certain script that is using a non-root user to do the following... mkdir: cannot create directory `/srv/www/example.com/releases' *** [err :: 12.23.45.789] : Permission denied How ...
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Why is group write permission ignored in Ubuntu?

I want my user to have full access to the local Apache root folder, and I also want the Apache user to have full access to the same folder. What I did was create a new group called DevGroup and I ...
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Does “chmod -R 700 directory_1” update directories pointed by softlinks?

Does "chmod -R 700 directory_1" update directories under softlinks? Forexample, there is a softlink under directory_1 folder: "my_softlink". And my_softlink points to a directory_2. Will permissions ...
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chmod'ing file on exFAT

Is it possible to chmod a file on an exFAT formatted drive? I'm on Mac OS X and I would like to set the permissions to not be 777. Is this possible? What I'm really trying to do is set the ...
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On Linux allow a file to be read/write but not deleted

Is there a way in Linux on a ext4 file system that I can make a file readable and writeable but not deletable? The directory that the file resides in still needs to be writeable by the owner of the ...
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How to chown/chmod all files in current directory?

I am trying to change the ownership and permissions of some files (and directories) in the current directory. I tried this: chown username:groupname . ...expecting that it would affect all the ...
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I don't fully understand CHMOD file permissions, can anyone better explain it?

I've searched the internet for some time for a good explanation of CHMOD, but have yet to come by a good explanation, since every explanation uses the same words with small variations. What I know so ...
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folder permissions on FreeBSD

I have a drive on my FreeNas (8.2) box which transmission copies files automatically when it is finished downloading them. It works fine as long as the download is a single file, if it's folder with ...
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Making a program always run as root in OS X

I'm trying to make a C program run always as root, no matter who is calling it. Basically, I want it to invoke "mkdir /test" as an example. So I created the C program as follows: #include ...
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Do I have to chmod after ln -s?

After I create a symlink with 'ln -s' (in Ubuntu 12.04, as root), it seems to be created with 777 permissions. Is that normal? Should I always do 'chmod 644' after doing 'ln -s'?
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How can I do a recursive chmod only on directories?

I want to change permissions on a tree on Centos 4 to add execute permissions for all directories recursively from a directory. If I use normal chmod, files other than directories are also modified: ...
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“chmod” doesn't want to work

I wrote a /bash script and to execute it I decided to set all the rights, so I tried chmod 777 * //I had 3 text files in the directory, so that's ok Then to check the result I typed ls -l But ...
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chmod: Set files to different permissions from directories

Is there away that I can run chmod to set the folders at 0755 and the files at 0644, or do I have to apply 0755 to all folders individually?
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linux permission conflicts

I'd like to ask you something that's bothering me for the last couple of days. On my system I keep a folder called myscripts under my usual home folder. What I tried to do is chmod 500 myscripts ...
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find files where group permissions equal user permissions

Is it possible to do something like find -perm g=u? I say "like" because -perm mode requires mode to specify all the bits, not just g, and because I can't put u on the right side of the =, like I can ...
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Accidentally removed read permissions from folder. How do I get back in?

I wished to have a given folder and file and all descendants, write permissions. I wished that ALL files and folders could be recursively granted he following permissions: 777 So I tried: chmod -r ...
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Changed the mode of /var on debian

I ran chmod 777 recursively on /var/ and could no longer connect via SSH. I read that chmod 600 would fix it. I was able to connect after doing it but this was a bad idea. Is there anyway I can find ...
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Chmod to change permissions for group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux I have put some users into a group and would like to know how I use chmod to change the access permissions for ...
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Why doesn't chmod work in this case?

I'm trying to set a small webserver for personal use. I have a fodler /srv/http/cgi-bin/ which I want to edit as user and not superuser. I tried to chmod it as mentioned here. Here is the result: ...
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what do these permissions mean?

I did chmod on some files in Mac 10.7.3 and I accidentally entered the code 7744 instead of 744. The resulting permissions were: -rwsr-Sr-T After seeing this I reran chmod and fixed the ...
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Unable to create files in a directory

I have created a directory in Virutalbox. Using VBoxManage, I am executing a script inside the Ubuntu VM directory I created above from Ubuntu host OS. But if the script in the VM contains commands ...
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Restore default permissions to “/var” to CentOS installation

So I accidentally ran chmod -R 0777 /var and I need to revert that (let alone allow chmod the correct ssh directory so I can log back into it). I'm feeling screwed, can anyone help? The sooner the ...
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Give the www user chmod permissions

Ive got a website (run on Ubuntu Server) that needs to modify and delete files, every now and again it comes across a file that it needs to run "chmod" on in order to perform it's operations. However ...
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Why am I unable to change read permissions with chmod?

If I type this in the terminal chmod -R g+r "/media/truecrypt1/My folder/"* and then check the result wiht ls -l I still get -rwx------ 1 user user 127860 2012-03-16 15:45 sample.pdf What's ...
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Search for chmod 777 in terminal

I'm working with a system where a few files and maps seem to have permission 777. I want to change them to a more secure chmod, but I don't have a list of all the 777-files. I could do a terminal ...
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How to fix /etc/ folder on Mac OS X

I was following a tutorial which had this command to create a launchd.conf file in /etc/ sudo echo "some command" > /etc/launchd.conf But it wouldn't work, I got permission denied after entering ...
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Weird chmod parameter - “!$”

I found on an article a line that was saying: Now execute -> sudo chmod 700 !$ What does !$ in that case?
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allowing others access to specified subdirectories only

I have some folders with pictures and videos that I would like my other family members be able to view. I have added these folders to the family group, like this: chgrp -R family shared_pictures/ ...
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No permission for ls drwx--x--x

Is there any way to see a tree of directories with a chmod of drwx--x--x ? I know I can manually check by bash script with if [ -d dirname ]. However it is not the solution I am looking for. Cheers!
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Using Cygwin in Windows 8, chmod 600 does not work as expected?

I'm trying to change the the permissions to my key file key.pem in Cygwin 1.7.11. It has the permissions flags: -rw-rw---- chmod -c 600 key.pem Reports: mode of 'key.pem' changed from 0660 ...
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linux chmod causing crash

I needed to give write permission to file representing GPIO pins,out of curiosity i taught changing permissions of all files/folders,by mistake instead of doing chmod 755 * in the root I did chmod ...
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How to make a local user be able to edit files created by _www user and group on OS X?

I'm using OS X Snow Leopard. I have a web application hosted locally in the web server folder with _www user and _www group. I'm unable to edit those files with my local user, who is part of the ...
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Creating files and directories with a certain owner (user/group) while sudoing

I need to wget something (results in a compressed file in cwd), then I have to extract it, then do some copy/move/modification stuff and perhaps finally execute an script (from the downloaded ...
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Unable to edit files in _www group on OS X

I am using my MacBook as a local dev environment. In order to make the files publishable I had to give my web folder user and group of _www:_www using chown. I'm using another account to log into my ...
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Serving NTFS partition on linux through ftp

I'm using the default configuration for proftpd on Linux Mint with only the following directive changed: # Use this to jail all users in their homes DefaultRoot ~ I created a user userftp ...
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Making a directory on unix readable,writeable,executable by me and no one else?

What is the proper way to make a directory that I created and all of its contents readable/writeable/executable only by me, and no one else? Is this sufficient: chmod g-rx mydir/ this should make ...
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Group permissions for apache

I've run into a problem with Joomla. . . it cant create new folders through the Admin UI. It's a standard permissions error. I've been told to chmod all of the folders in the site to 777. Is ...
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Are rights 7110 equivalent to --S--S--s?

Are rights 7110 equivalent to --S--S--s? I mean the rights for Unix' chmod command.
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Fixing/Correcting OS X home folder file permissions

Long story short, I managed to muck up the file permissions within my home directory in OS X (Lion). While I'm familiar enough with linux file permissions and more than comfortable changing them, I ...