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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WinSCP Set GID error

I'm asking this question on behalf of a customer who called into my help desk. He was using WinSCP to try and change permissions of a directories and it's directories. He set RWX for both user and ...
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Prevent user to read files from vfat filesystems - but allow to write

Its possible do that? I want to mount a flash drive(vfat) in linux and the user be able to write to it but not to read. I've tried: mount /dev/sdb1 /media/mpoint -o fmask=0444 but no results. ...
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How to setup nfs share for users with write permissions

We used ubuntu linux on desktops with ldap authentication. Both on server and clients we have identical users and groups. I've setup nfs server with public share, which should be available for all ...
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File Name Warning for C:\Program

Since a few weeks I get the error message after login: File Name Warning There is a file of folder on your computer called "C:\Program" which could cause certain applications to not function ...
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ACL vs standard file permissions - which are used when accessing file?

ACLs and standard file permissions seem to be synchronized: $ getfacl test.cpp # file: test.cpp # owner: scdmb # group: scdmb user::rw- group::rw- other::r-- $ ls -l test.cpp -rw-rw-r-- 2 scdmb ...
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How can you execute files mounted via sshfs?

This does not work: $ touch testfile $ chmod 777 testfile $ ls -l testfile -rwxrwxrwx 1 quinn dialout 0 Apr 18 10:15 testfile $ ./testfile -bash: ./testfile: Permission denied $ sudo ./testfile sudo: ...
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Windows server file permissions - prompt raised

Local network with domain D, user U is member of group G in D. Windows Server 2012 R2 machine M, also in D. File F on local disk on M. Entire disk has All permissions given to G. When U is ...
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How can I set default permission with ACL in linux?

I have two groups group1 and group2. I need group1 users to be able to read-write (rwx) files owned by users in group2, but users in group2 cannot write to (r-x) files from group1. All users in a ...
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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

How can I access folders with those permissions? When trying through terminal: superUser99:tmp superUser99$ cd launchd -bash: cd: launchd: Permission denied
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how to make external disk mounted executable?

I'm new to Linux and running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a windows partition mounted to it but the problem is I can't run executable files (I can't use ./ on a file in that partition). How do I correct ...
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PCMan File Manager automount permissions

Having some trouble with PCMan and USB automounted file systems. My USB is NTFS so it won't let me change permissions on the files. Is there anyway i can configure the way PCMan automounts the ...
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How can I resolve Windows 7 denying access to files?

Sometimes (randomly) I can't access files on Windows 7 because of permission errors. I'm system administrator with all rights given. For example: I cannot open the .exe I just compiled I cannot ...
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How to give permissions to Dropbox, but remove all rights of other users on Windows

I have Windows 8.1, Dropbox client is installed and is using folder X to sync data. How can i forbid access to X to all Windows accounts except mine and that this does not affect Dropbox client ...
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What permissions on /var/mail directory?

I've been suffering a permission problem in Postfix/Dovecot for a couple of days now. The setup is using virtual domains and users, so the path to user's home is /var/mail/<domain>/<user>; ...
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Process Explorer: How to find out what System PID 4 is

Using Process Explorer I can see that a certain file is locked by "System, PID: 4". This blocks the VB.NET VS2012 IDE from recreating the file. I am getting the "Permission denied" error. It always ...
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WINDOWS: Taking Back/Restoring Default Ownership Permissions of directory

I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files). Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my ...
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Write-protect, lock or freeze a partition (on Windows XP, 7, 8 x86-x64)

I'm looking for a way to deny write permissions specifically to other software (potentially malicious) OR if this isn't feasible, then lock/freeze a partition across XP, 7 and 8 OSs. The ideal ...
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CentOS User can't overwrite, yet belongs to group

I have a user called james I have a group called cms I have a folder called htdocs htdocs belongs to user:group of cms:cms james belongs to the cms group when james tries to overwrite a file in ...
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Permission problems with a mounted NTFS VM volume

I’m trying to migrate a VMPlayer system to VirtualBox, but the migration isn’t working (I’ve already spent hours trying the small handful of solutions people have suggest and eventually given up). As ...
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Unable to open MS Access MDB from mapped drive hosted on Windows Server 2008

I administer a MS Access database (.mdb) at my workplace and users are reporting that the frontend can't be opened. The database is split (backend/frontend) and users access the frontend by either a ...
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How can I fix “you do not have permission to mount this file” error in win8.1 enterprise?

I recieve this error whenever I attempt to mount a disc image (iso) under win8.1 enterprise using the right-click context menu. So far I have tried; run explorer elevated (couldn't make it happen) ...
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Seting up a user account associated with an ftp provisioning service the most eligant way?

I'm in the midst of configure a phone system using FreePBX-Distro and things are going well, however seeing as I've run into a small issue and I have very little expertise in Linux I'm looking for ...
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Resetting / Managing User / NTFS Permissions

I'm having a stressful time with User / File / NTFS permissions under Win8.1 I don't know when exactly it happend but something probably went a bit wrong with the permissions on some of my folders, ...
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Read / Write Permission on Folder

I am running Linux Mint 16 and looks like I am having permission issues with a Data folder. Vuze is giving me an error message. 'Error Failed to Create Parent Directory 'media/jholderman/Data/Vuze ...
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AppleScript shows “Document could not be opened. You don’t have permission.” but file can be opened?

I am getting a "The document [filename] could not be opened. You don't have permission" when attempting to access several files in an AppleScript. However, I can open these files manually without ...
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Shared folders Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a small network with Windows 7 PCs. It's workgroup environment, not domain. I need to setup a file server using Windows Servers 2008 R2 with shared folders. Some folders must be protected by ...
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How to run a program with elevated permissions from a limited permission user account without administrator password?

Pretend that I am a Karaoke DJ running a show with the application Sax & Dottys which only runs on Windows. I would like to hire someone to run the show for me in my absence. This means they would ...
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Trouble Accessing Shared Folder from Virtualbox Server

I installed Turnkey Linux on Virtualbox (LAMP flavor), on Windows 7 host. I wanted to do away with XAMPP and use some stuff which are not available on Windows. The guest is using a bridged network. ...
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Permission denied on Debian (under Android)

I have a Motorola Atrix (MB860) device working perfectly with Debian Linux image from Linuxonadroid. I have a emmc storage on Atrix that I'd like to share with Debian. This is how it looks like the ...
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What is the right strategy for permissions for /var/www directory?

It looks very tricky as I need to access this directory to create and edit files (not as root of course), besides PHP scripts will probably also need to modify the directory: create new subfolders, ...
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Is it unusual for users with NTFS “write” but not “delete” permissions not to be able to modify files?

I recently removed a user's NTFS "delete" permission (leaving them with full read/write access to a share), only to discover that they effectively only had read but not write access to their files. ...
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How to prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting certain folders (such as their personal scan destination folder - stored in their home drive), while still giving them read+write permissions to ...
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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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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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Stop deletion of files in Linux

I'm looking for a way to stop accidental deletion of some important files in Linux, but with a couple of criteria. The file has to remain writable (so it can of course still be replaced with rubbish ...
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How do I change permissions on a directory

I'm using CentOS and I would like to know how to change permissions on a folder with multiple files in it. I have used the following commands on the folder as root (Let's say folder =A) : chmod ...
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How to structure/protect directories on web server - media temple

I'm pretty new to running my own websites, and wanted to know how to protect directories/files from malicious users. I'm mostly concerned with protecting PHP files. For example, my website has a PHP ...
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Sync Linux system with Windows over SSH while retaining file permissions

I am trying to sync files between my Linux machine and my Windows machine over SSH (SFTP). Currently when I do this, the files lose their Unix file permissions because windows doesn't support Unix ...
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Allow app to request authefication

I use ForkLift as default file manager. From time to time some files could be overwritten only with user permission. Finder asks password but Forklift just says that it is impossible. Launching ...
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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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Why does after Installing new windows folder and file asking for Permission?

When I install new Windows OS (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), many files and folders become inaccessible. I mean I cannot access those folders and files, cannot copy, rename or move them, and I ...
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Change group or permissions when a file is moved to a shared directory on Linux

I've set up a Linux server accessible with ssh and Samba share. Every user has his own folder USER/ and a public folder USER_public/. Permissions on the USER_public/ are set up using setfacl in such ...
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Wordpress theme's index.php is not showing updates in browser's source. Godaddy hosting

I've run into an issue with a client's Wordpress site, which is hosted on godaddy (Ultimate Web Hosting Linux) I'm trying to update their theme's index.php file. Any changes that I make to that file ...
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File transfer and editing 500 permission error

I am hosting one of my Wordpress sites on a local LAMP in opensuse. I have transferred the site from my backup but when it was installed the site was broken somehow and if try to delete, edit or even ...
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500 error after changing directory permission on wordpress

I changed the permission of uploads directory of wordpress on cpanel file manager. After that my site started to give 500 error on homepage. I didn't do anything else. After that I changed the ...
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How to set specific file permissions when redirecting output?

This is probably a duplicate, but all my searches are turning up questions about permission denied errors. I am running a command in a bash shell. I want to redirect output to append to a file that ...
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Is there any harm in converting all files to executable?

I wanted to install certain software. The package had lots of files including some shell scripting files. Initially I had to select some files and then make it executable: chmod 777 shellscr1 but ...
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No Permissions?

I am trying to edit /etc/gai.conf. I am able to get to it in my file folders, but I am not sure how to edit it through the terminal. When I open it, I can view it, but not make changes like I want. ...
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Confused about wording of text in the Effective Permissions window

On the Effective Permissions window in Windows Explorer you can enter a user or group name and see what permissions that user or group would have over that particular file. I'm slightly confused ...
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Have Tomcat set the correct group permissions on files it creates

I've got a number of Tomcat instances setup on my server. It's a single tomcat installation configured with the standard tomcat user and tomcat group. I've setup a number of different CATALINE_BASE ...