Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to the contents of the filesystem.

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write to root wheel directory

I might be missing something, but I have a directory root:wheel (755), and when I do a sudo touch a it says touch: a: Operation not permitted Doesn't sudo give me full access regardless of who ...
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linux user cant access file that he is a part of

I have created a group called mrp and assigned the normal user and the root and then assigned it to the file: chgrp mrp /usr/bin/mplayer chown root:mrp /usr/bin/mplayer But, once I login as normal ...
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How much can we rely on filesystem permissions for security?

My question is about filesystem permissions (specifically the Unix style permissions) and how they relate to security. Say I have access to a computer with a guest user account and a user named Bob. ...
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Configure temp directory to prevent making files executable

Ubuntu 14.04: How I should set permissions on the temp directory so created files can't be made executable? Of course, any user should be free to create directories and files and delete his own ones.
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User accounts on the machine can't share files or folders in Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 on a Windows 7 laptop. There are two user accounts on this machine and they both need to access certain folders, but no matter what how I try to share those folders, ...
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Removing an ACE permission from C:\Users\Bob tries to propagate

When I remove an ACE from an ACL in Windows 7, I didn't expect the permission change to try and propagate, but it does so and throws up a myriad of errors. This is what I did: I shared out (Simple ...
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Does system restore restores security permissions?

I wanted to change the security permissions of some folder, but I targeted my root D drive instead. I cancelled half way, but still; the majority of the files is affected and I want to revert my ...
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Security consequences of assigning executable permission to all /home data files?

I'm administrating tiny server for me and few friends / family / people I know more or less, basically nothing super busy, <10 users but I'm still trying to set it up like real, commercial server ...
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How to reset folder ownership in Windows 10

Having had trouble writing to a root directory as a particular user, I opted to change the directory ownership to that particular user on Windows 10 under; Folder Properties / Security / Advanced ...
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Group permission not enforced

My problem is that I have a directory /opt/commondir that needs to be accessed (rwx) by multiple users. All of them are by default members of a group named after the user, eg (user1 is a member of ...
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Windows 10 hosts file used by another process

There are a few other question with this same title but they do not solve my problem, so I am opening another one. I have set the permission for the "hosts" file to full access for the current user. ...
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Hidden, unowned and undeletable file

I have a nasty little file on my desktop that doesn't show up in the Explorer; only in the CLI. It seems that it's not owned by any account and is not deletable as seen here: and this is what ...
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Set permissions for a folder for everyone except the owner

I created a folder in my workplace's domain. I am not the Administrator, so if I set any restrictions for Everyone it applies to me too. If I create another set of permissions for Owner (me), the ...
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Set directory tree to belong to fixed group

I have a directory tree under /mnt/data where I would like to keep data. I would ike my user: guest to have read access student to have read and write access me to also have read and write access ...
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/etc/shadow - how could it be edited when it is read only

I am trying to change the content of /etc/shadow file but realize it is read only sghk1> ls -l /etc/shadow -r-------- 1 root sys 4045 Aug 19 16:13 /etc/shadow the /etc/shadow file ...
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NTFS permissions equivalent to Linux “--x” (chmod 111)

I want to set folder with permissions such that restricted users could access file.txt (in folder) they have permissions to read by specifying full path but could not list the content of folder. For ...
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Root user folder permissions changed in ubuntu 14.04

By executing chown command to give access of /root folder contents for 'test1' user. After that I am unable to login with my .ppk key - Server refused our key. How can I get back my root user access?
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Update to Windows 10 and now can't save files

When I try to save my files from applications in my Profile directories found under (C:\Users\Ben) I get an error that says "You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the ...
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Does a Unix process automatically get supplemental-groups permissions?

User spock belongs to groups human and vulcan. File holo is owned by user root and by group vulcan. Its permissions are rwxrwx--- (770). Process tractor is started by user spock, and has uid spock ...
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Permissions allowing the deletion of a file

Given below are the results of ls -l calls for a file and its containing (parent) directory. In which of the following cases can the user (student1) delete the file: a. ---------- 1 student1 ...
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Windows 10 network drive permissions problems

I have thoroughly searched for answers on this site and nothing seems to be working. I have a Surface Pro 3 / Windows 10 connected to a closed network (i.e. no internet access by design) via wifi on ...
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How to set default file permissions based on file type?

I'm aware that you can set the umask to change the default permissions for any new file created. But i want more granular control than that. What is the least hack-y way to set the default permissions ...
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Windows - Prevent folder from being moved, renamed or deleted [duplicate]

In Windows 8.1, is it possible to set the permissions of the folder to prevent users from renaming, moving or deleting a folder but allowing changes to any of it's contents and if so how?
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Cannot write to Windows to Go root directory

I have a Windows to Go drive that I'd also like to use as a normal flash drive. However, I can't move files to the root directory, or copy files there. Attempting to do so produces this error: An ...
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How does `chmod +x` work in cygwin?

I just downloaded an executable via cygwin's wget and found I cannot execute it. In cygwin I get $ ./clink_0.4.4_setup.exe -bash: ./clink_0.4.4_setup.exe: Permission denied and when I try to ...
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assign permission on DFS server 2012

I have 4 directories and 4 groups and I want each group have access to one directory for example GroupA access to Directory A and GroupB access to Directory B and .... . and also I install DFS ...
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Audit NTFS folder permissions without accessing file content

Tasked with writing a Powershell script that audits file access permissions on an NTFS NAS drive. The script runs a recursive gci | get-acl to store the initial access permissions (file name + who ...
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Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible?

Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible? This is plain weird. How and Why? PS: I check Security tab and it ...
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PC: System32 folder ownership issue. Not Booting

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.. My laptop is Dell Inspiron N5010. The problem is i played with system32 folder. first i have an admin account in my pc then I created a new user on my PC with ...
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Folder permissions control

Scenario : i work in a company with 50+ computers in a domain. One of the PC has a trouble with My Document is missing. So i was thinking of creating a new Folder call My Documents , then i get an ...
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samba | cannot create file

I have CentOS7.1, samba-4.1.1 , users from ldap I create share [share] path= /path/to/share comment = Base browseable = yes writable = yes force group = ...
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How can I get the permissions of a file in octal format?

... and how can I set them? Does this work for directories in the same way? What happens with sticky bit and that more "exotic" stuff?
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How to close/suspend all open filehandles in a sub-directory tree?

Goal: make file-based operations (rsync) on a directory, without it being changed during that by active processes (httpd) A chmod on the parent dir or any file does not affect already open ...
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Linux (POSIX) file ACLs: is it possible to set a default ACL for a single user ONLY?

POSIX file ACLs: is it possible to grant default read access for a specific user to new files/directories within a directory, without setting default ACLs for user::/group::/mask::/other::? On a ...
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Make a directory writeable by only one user

I'm trying to set up PostgreSQL for local use on my desktop and I ran into a weird problem. I can't seem to find a simple way to make the database cluster (which is just a directory) only accessible ...
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Deleting defunct protected files in Windows 7

I just migrated my Windows 7 installation from a 120GB SSD to a new 500GB SSD. To do this I used this program to clone the original SSD partition(s) onto the new disk, while increasing the size of ...
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Setting default group permissions via SFTP

I am setting up a file server where users log in via SFTP. I want all users to have the same permissions to read and write any file. Since they all have different accounts with different passwords, i ...
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Why access denied for user within permitted group?

First let me start off by saying that I'm not an IT expert, and I've just been experimenting a lot lately with sharing and permissions in Windows 8.1. I've reached a point of extreme confusion right ...
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windows xp Professional restore Security Descriptors after cacls /t /e /p

Someone changed the permissions on a bunch of machines using cacls which fixed one problem but created a bigger one. I'm looking at ways to revert this but can't seem to get it back to the way it was. ...
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What does third symbol in “rw-” file mode mean in OS X ls manual page?

I have trouble understanding ls's manual regarding a file that has rw- mode. Here's the quote: If r, the file is readable; if −, it is not readable. If w, the file is writable; if −, it is ...
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Change file permission to be read and write

I am new to file/folder permissions in Unix and have a problem. I have a directory with all the files and folders permissions set to 0755. When I try to upload those files to my server and try to ...
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SSHFS mount marked all files as hidden

I ran chown -R me:me /opt/web/ftp-mounts/ which affected files on sshfs ftp mounts. The remote server hosts IIS based websites. I might have messed up the file permissions on the remote host. Now ...
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Debian : Permission to write to directories and files

I just installed a October CMS installer. This installer requires a Permission to write to directories and files. After a search on Google, I didn't find out how to make this. How can I make this? On ...
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Is there any existing tool to recursively substitute the UID/GID by any other?

I used to own the UID #1000 on my personal computers as it is the default in most Linux distributions. On my new computer, I own a completely different UID (which I cannot change). I want to access ...
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Read Only Folders on Windows

I'm trying to mark a folder read-only using Java. The function call is setWritable(false). But, this doesn't disallow creation of a new file in that folder. I've read about this a lot and it turns out ...
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How to set Permissions and Owner/Group to be used for file creation?

Legend: Owner/Group e.g. AccountUser/Nobody On a web server (apache), I have a folder (chmod 775, AccountUser/Nobody) which I move uploaded files into. A web-based script running as Nobody is used ...
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script needed to Reset group permission to enclosed items in folder OS X Yosemite

Error with Excel document falling read only on server shared document. i'm looking for a script to apply "group" folder permission to all included files.Every day at a specific time 8pm.to fix ...
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How to handle Permission denied on source command?

I am trying to persist my java environment variables to the system and I'm having trouble with the following: :$> source java.sh -ksh: source: cannot create [Permission denied] What is the ...
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another User Profile Service failed to load case

I'll try to describe in quick short sentences what happened. PC (Windows 7 64bit home premium) forces a shut down after starting up from sleep mode (due to the nature of how it went I assume it was ...
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Permissions on /opt

I have a SSD and a HDD in my laptop. I have configured my Debian so that / is on my SSD and /home is on my HDD. To make sure my own downloaded programs (eclipse and such) use the speed of my SSD I ...