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Ubuntu file ownership issue

I've got a problem with my forum platform being unable to install modifications, as it complains the "Packages" directory isn't writeable. It's chmodded to 0777, so it's not a permission issue, but an ...
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chown: invalid user: ‘www–data:www-data’

I'm experiencing strage problem. I simple need to give permissions www-data to a folder chown -R www–data:www-data /somefolder chown: invalid user: ‘www–data:www-data’ grep www-data /etc/passwd ...
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some doubts about chown command in linux?

I am pretty new in Linux and I have a doubt related to the use of the chown command use. If I have something like this: chown -R root:root /usr/share/MyApplicationDirectory What exactly mean? I ...
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Convert ls -ld to chmod/chown commands

X home dir permissions: drwxr-xr-x Y home dir permissions: drwxr-x--x So my question is, how can i convert drwxr-x--x to a chmod/chown command so I can put the same permissions that Y has on his home ...
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Change owner of the root folder and subfolders (Ubuntu 13.04)

I accidentally set owner of root folder (/) and all subfolders to one user by command $ sudo chown -R 'userName' /* Now I wanna set owner back to root user by command $ chown -R root:root /* But ...
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Take control of all disks/filesystems automatically in linux (Kali)

I have two mac disks plugged into my Linux Kali and for the life of me I cannot get ownership of them. (LaCie) I don't have this problem in Windows or Mac, I just copy the files. Drag and drop. But ...
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1answer
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Transmission-daemon not picking up on watch directory

Trying to get my transmission-daemon to pick up files from a dropbox folder, to make remote starting easier (it's a headless system). As far as I can tell, the settings.json file is as expected, but ...
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Accidently changed the owner/group permissions of linux /

I accidently changed the permissions of linux / sudo chown -R deploy:deploy / and messed up every thing. SSH is not working, web server showing error. And it is a cloud server! (Ubuntu 10.04) There ...
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chown -R root.root /

So I was working and there was a directory that I was periodically changing to my user in a root terminal so that I could open the files in text editors, but I accidentally pressed / instead of . and ...
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Can't change owner (user or group) of directory which I have all rights on?

TL;DR: Why am I getting the Operation not permitted? And how can I resolve this? I'm facing a problem which I can't resolve. I'm creating a directory as user a:group a), which I want to change to ...
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0answers
785 views

Ubuntu 10.04 with vsftpd: Can't chown /var/www?

For the life of me, I can't seem to chown my /var/www folder on my server. i want to: chown -R ftpuser /var/www And it returns Invalid Argument on every file change attempt. I've tried sudo with ...
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Owner group of /var/www

If I change the owner of /var/www to ftpgroup sudo chown :ftpgroup /var/www am I going to have other kind of issues ? Or is that ok ?
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Used recursive chown on the root directory

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
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Change owner of folder on read-only drive in Ubuntu

My IMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty) and I removed the HDD so I could recover some files. I'm trying to copy files from my Desktop folder on the Mac HDD using Ubuntu 10.04 (running from ...
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Multiple Users with owner rights?

I have bought a VPS and I am busy with setting up a FTP server. This is working now, but i can give only one account owner rights. So i have made a group 'administrators' with 2 users. The problem is ...