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useradd - Specify group “users” or create a whole new group?

When creating a normal new user, it is a best practice to use -g 100 option, which creates a user like test:users or ignore the parameter and let useradd to create a user with test:test ? Which one ...
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Linux/Samba Windows7 and permissions on a per user basis

I would like to set up my NAS properly with user and group permissions. While this was easy to accomplish for all Linux boxes using NFS, I cannot get it to work with Windows and Samba, Windows7 and ...
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migrate file owners on a new server

I have used Robocopy to copy all files from our old project server to a new one. The old server was not connected to a domain, and all users had there own user account locally in the server. The new ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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Linux - Set Subdirectory as Root for a user/group

We currently are only using a root ssh login to our server and are attempting to make a "developer" status user which should only have access to a sub directory. Is there a way we can set it up so ...
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Setting up a shared folder in Linux

I'm trying to set up a folder in my home directory that will be shared with another user, but I can't get it to work. This is what I've done: I have tried two different ways using ACL's and ...
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Why does group permission hide other permission?

I just noticed that on Centos 4, a file's group permissions hide the other permissions if you are a member of the group. I would think they would be OR(ed) together? For example: drwx---r-x 1 ...
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User-specific Network Drive (sshfs?)

My goal is to create several network shares, one for each user on the network. The objective is to replace an internal HDD with an SSD, and move the home directories (or maybe just documents, etc. ...
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Applications on an account with Administrator privileges cannot run

Several applications cannot run in an Administrator account because they do not have permission to create files in the %APPDATA% folder. Background: Running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Edition on ...
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How to set an executable white list?

Under Linux, is it possible to set a white-list of executables for a certain group of users? I need them to be unable to use, for example, make, gcc and executables on removable disks. How can this be ...
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Add multiple @groups to valid users

In smb.conf I have the line valid users = @Staff @Directors Is this a valid syntax to add two groups to the valid users line? It does not seem to work right on our xp pro clients. If not which of ...
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More Linux permissions questions

I've read countless articles on the topic and searched through every question and answer I could find without any luck. I'm slowly going mad so I'm turning to you guys since I know the answer to my ...
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Linux file permissions seem right but I can't write to a directory

I believe that I have the permissions set correctly but I can't write to a directory. Here's my problem: cborders@Kraken:/var/www$ ls -la total 12 drwxrwxr-x 2 webz webz 4096 2011-12-30 14:58 ./ ...
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FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
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Forcing group and permissions for created file inside folder?

I need that for the folder /var/www when my user testuser creates a file the permissions are g+rwx and the files belong to the group www-data Any idea of how could I do that ? Cheers. EDIT: I'm ...
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giving read and write access to group and folder

Say I have a group called mygroup and I want it to have a permission of rwx (777) to the folder /var/www . How do I do this? What is the appropriate command to do this in ubuntu?
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Using the command “id” in Linux?

I have some doubts with the use of the command id in Linux... I have added one user(andre) to the group "github-total", do if I do id andre I got: $ id andre uid=500(andre) gid=500(andre) ...
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Why is my Time Machine backup trying to backup everything from scratch?

I have a MacBook Pro from work, and I backup a single 20GB folder on it called "Projects" that sits within the root directory on the main hard drive. Recently, our IT department had to create us all ...
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Adding an unlisted group in Mac OS X

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from a set of folder permissions and I have no idea how to get it back. Is there a way to get it back, and if so how?
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Lock users in a directory

File structure: I have a VPS running Debian OS and would like to create user accounts on it. I want it so that when the user logs in with FTP, everything in var appears to be their home directory ...
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Linux User Permissions?

I have two users, user1 and user2 which are both in a group matching their user name. I'd like both users to have full r/w/x permissions on all of each other's files as default without having to CHMOD ...
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Unix Permissions issue with users belonging to the same group accessing a folder

I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the mt-daapd user to access my Music directory, ...
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How to change the permissions on Linux

How do I set all *.java files in the current directory and all its sub directories to have read permission to all users? I also want to set all files of at least 1 kilobyte in size in the current ...
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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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User write in a subfolder when cant access parent?

I was wondering, i have a webfolder and have permissions set to 770 with group being www-data. I would like to give access to one folder to a friend so he can edit images, css, etc. I made that folder ...
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How is it possible to list all folders that a particular user/group has permissions on?

Is it possible to list all folders/files that a given group has explicit permissions on, for a machine running Windows Server 2003? If so, how? It would be nice to see inherited permissions as ...
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Unix users and permissions and how they interact with web files

When you issue the command ls in Linux you get this sort of thing: drwxr--r-- 1 fred editors 4096 drafts -rw-r--r-- 1 fred editors 30405 file1.php -r-xr-xr-x 1 fred fred 8460 ...