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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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List permissions all parent directories of a single file [duplicate]

Say I have a file located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0.x86_64/jre/bin/java. I want to list all its parent directories in order to view their permissions in order to get something like ...
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Copying File From One User To Another

So I have this file stored in my account. It's postgres dump. To be able to use postgres it seems that I have to execute the following command 'sudo su - postgres'. Once I do this I am now working as ...
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What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties ...
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File Writing in C:\ drive

So, I understand that files cannot be created or deleted without administrator privileges in the C:\ drive. My question is this : If a directory in the C:\ drive is entered..say Program Files, then ...
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Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
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delete permission for deleting for all users/gorups

I have a basic question about file permission on Linux. I would like to have my file to be deletable by all users/all groups on a machine. At the moment I have a specific user user_A that creates a ...
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Mac OS X Lion: folders and files permissions

Every time I try to change the name of file or folder, or delete file or folder, the password dialog input appears. This is on Sites folder, permissions are drw--rw, user and everyone. The permissions ...
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why do we need execution permission to change a directory in Unix

Here are the permissions given on the machine: drwxrwxrwx 4 root root 512 May 16 09:32 STC_10 drwxrw-rw- 4 root root 512 May 5 11:22 STC_11 Now here is the Problem: cd ...