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Fixing lost symbolic link status [closed]

I have a couple of soft symbolic links that have lost their link status and have become normal files containing link TARGET_FILE_LOCATION I searched quite a bit to find a way to restore their ...
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How to only allow particular programs to modify certain files?

I want to make certain directories on my drives read-only except to particular programs who will have full permissions. For example, the Microsoft Word might be allowed to modify the files in my ...
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EXT2FSD moved file location, and permission issues

I installed ext2fsd on Windows 8 under compatibility mode and then moved my folder locations going in under properties. Now either windows or ext2fsd changed permissions on my files, :$ my ...
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Retaining usable permissions and ownership copying unix files to NTFS

I have an old solaris system with terabytes of data on it. Recently we got a new server and I went along with the recommendation of a windows server "because it was easy to manage". Someone copied ...
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Why can't I set protections on /root/.gvfs?

My question is why can't I set permissions on a file in /root? I'm stumped. This bash script run from cron as a non-root user #!/bin/bash # mail_df.sh Charles M. Norton 01/07/2013 # Emails df to ...
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Is it possible to share the same “hard drive” partition with a dual-boot?

I want to dual-boot my PC with Linux and Windows. Is it possible to save a file on my Windows partition and when I load the Linux partition, be able to see that saved file on Windows and visa versa? ...
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Windows 8's Confusing Security

I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64. My account in the PC is an administrator account. Among several logical drives in the PC, admins have full control permission on all drives. I've confirmed this by drive's ...
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Automatically remove encryption when copying to removable device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive? Windows OS (8 64-bit). This question has already popped up in How to remove Encrypted flag ...
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How to protect files/folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut on windows

I need to share data on an external drive that will be handed over to someone else, and I would like to achieve the following: (1) protect all the files and folders from being ...
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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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Windows 7 installation removing fedora17

Currently I have Fedora 17 installed on my system. For some Windows specific tasks I need to use Windows, so I want to install Windows 7 on my system. All of the partitions on my harddrive are ...
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Why do you need execute permission on the parent directory to rename a file

On Linux/Unix file-systems, I understand the reason why you need the execute permission on the parent folder to read or write a file: the execute permission gives you access to the inode on the file, ...
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Lost file mode information on ext3 directory hierarchy

An entire directory hierarchy of mine lost its file mode info. E.g., ed@bob:~/dev$ ls -l nir.git/ ls: cannot access nir.git/test: Permission denied ls: cannot access nir.git/log: Permission denied ...
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scp No such file or directory

I've a confusing question for which superuser doesn't seem to have a good answer, and neither google. I'm trying to scp a file from a remote server to my local machine. The command is this scp ...
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Folder/File permission transfer between alike file structure

So my company has recently upgraded to a new SAN but the person who copied all the data over must have done a drag n' drop or basic copy to move everything. Apparently Xcopy is not something he cared ...
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Windows 7 Unable To Delete Folder in “Programs Files”

I am trying to delete the folder in C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\Current as a member of the computer’s Administrators group. This is a standalone computer, so no domain or anything. The original ...
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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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Linux – cannot remove owned file with 777 permissions

I've couple of files that I cannot remove using rf -Rf command. I'm the owner of those file and the group assigned to those files is also a group my user is in. What's even weirder is that I can edit ...
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setting proper permissions

I just read up on setting up user privileges for different kinds of users. Id like to create a scenario where a user can ssh into the system but can create(write) files only in /tmp. Write access ...
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Linux user group folder permissions

I have a basic linux file permissions question: I have a folder named test: $ ls -la drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2010-10-25 17:11 . drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 2010-10-25 16:53 .. drw-rwS--- ...