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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Migrate NFS for an embedded board from one system to another

I have a directory setup on one machine which serves as NFS for my TI embedded system. I am now changing my development PC and need to move the NFS directory to another PC. For that I tried the ...
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I want the “apache” user to own a dir but other users are adding via WinSCP [duplicate]

This is a fairly simple problem to explain but it is really annoying me and I could do with some advice. How to I ensure that apache is user : group owner of a dir no matter who uploads to it.. the ...
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Permissions of files/directories in Unix

It appears that each file/directory has a given set of permissions shown by the 10 characters to the far left of each listing if one were to type into the terminal ls -l Considering that you can ...
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Access denied when writing files to network drive

Cannot map network drives using 'net use' while elevated as an administrator is the previous question, and this is somewhat of a follow-up. So here's what I've done over the last few months: ...
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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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How to delete file with no write permissions for any user?

I find myself in a strange situation where a script wrote files with the following permissions: -r-------- 1 user1 user1 file1 Dec 24 14:53 -r-------- 1 user1 user1 file2 Dec 24 14:54 -r-------- 1 ...
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Unable to open a suspicious folder as an administrator

I have a strange folder in my C: drive that is named "db0508036d5f02da1733769e". I've already run it through my anti-virus and malware scans and they have found no threats. Is anyone familiar with ...
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Remove old user permissions from all folders

I have a lot of folders on several drives that are kept across Windows installations. For some reason they have always asked for permission to view some of these folders, so after several installs ...
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Preventing admin users from accessing other admin users’ files

Is there a way to prevent a user who has administrator privileges from accessing the files of another user with admin privileges in Windows Server 2008?
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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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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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Adding permission to specific users to access specific directories

I am using Debian. I've got these three directories: /home/Server1/files /home/Server2/files /home/Server3/files And I've got these users: User1 User2 User3 What I want to do: Make ...
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Is there any way to change the file permission of the file while doing SFTP?

As I send a file via SFTP to a windows server. When I do this,the default file permission will be 640. there we have a scheduler task which will run on a particular time to grab the files. Due to the ...
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Allow a regular user the ability to read all (otherwise protected) directories

I have a system set up with the following users/groups: user 1 & user 2 are members of group 1. user 3 & user 4 are members of group 2. user 5 & user 6 are members of group 3. user 1 ...
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How do I stop SublimeText 3 from changing the owner on files in cygwin64

Sublime Text 3 build 3047 is changing the owner of files that I edit to Administrator. This happens on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with cygwin64. The causes a problem with the ~/.ssh/config file. When I try ...
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No-execute access for file when on server but yes when on desktop

I am trying to set file permissions for an iMovie HD project file to be limited when it's on a server but have full access when it's on the user's desktop. I need to have users be able to copy a file ...
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I can't execute file from shared folder in Windows 2003

I'm working on Windows Server 2003 (Polish version but it doesn't matter, I suppose). I created shared folder which contains some .exe file. I added full control on file and folder to everybody ...
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ACL's Centos Linux - Not being inherited

Trying to work out the needed ACL's... OS is Centos Linux Situation: Folder called home. User called user1 and User called user2. user1 owns folder home, user2 has RWX to home also. With ACL's Im ...
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Access permissions for directory in Linux

I have a programm which creates log files in web-server directory (/var/www/log). Every day it generates one new log file. I've set access permissions for this directory to 777 chmod 777 -R ...
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Restricted Windows Permissions on Network Drives

I'm running a clean install of Windows 7 on my HP laptop. I have one user account, so I'm pretty sure that makes me an administrator with all privileges. I can't perform any file/folder actions on my ...
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Give a warning when using mkdir in a certain directory

Is there any way to give a warning when a user tries to use mkdir when in a certain directory? There are supposed to be shared folders, but someone will make a subdirectory and forget to chmod it, so ...
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How can I allow users write permissions in C:\ProgramData

I have an old application which creates and updates 2 files directly in "C:\Documents And Settings\All Users". This software used to work like a charm under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. However, since ...
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Why some files are read only for root by default?

In Linux systems, the root user has privileges to change permission for every file. Then what is the logic of some files having read only permission for the root user by default? File in concern: ...
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Linux: User vs group permissions

I'm fairly new to Linux and testing around with it. I'm SSHing into the server, and I created a testuser while logged in as root ussing adduser. I noticed that it didn't create a home directory, so I ...
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User can't access some desktop files

A user on a Windows 7 Pro PC in a Windows 2003 network can access all her files, except for a few on her desktop (which is stored in a network share), which have their icon semi-transparent with a ...
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Access denied to a folder after removing administrator permission

I wanted to encrypt a specific folder in my company domain and now I cannot access it. This is Windows 7, I am administrator on of my PC. On the folder I did right click->properties->security ...
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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 set umask globally?

I am using a private user group setup, i.e. a user foo's home directory is owned by foo:foo, not foo:users. For this to work, I need to set the umask to 002 globally. After a quick grep -RIi umask ...
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with ...
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Full rights on new files created on mounted partition

I have created a new partition (ext4) on a 4tb disk and i want to use that partition to store media. Is it possible to mount that partition and set full rights to new files created by various users? ...
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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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Group member cannot create files/directories in folder

I'm trying to set up my Linux server and I managed to get stuck at this point: I created a group called 'gitusers' and added a user to it (let's call him 'foo') I created a folder called 'website' I ...
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How to make all the files in a folder non-executable in Windows 7?

I'm developing an application that deals with viruses. All these viruses are in a folder, it should be possible to read them and add new ones to the folder, however I'd like to make sure that none of ...
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How to restrict administrators and users run programs from system drive?

i need a way to forbid 'everyone' from running programs on drive where windows resides. Any step-by-step ideas?
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How i can restore permissions to system disk?

I unchecked "Read and execute" for administrators group of system hard drive. And now can't undo that. Is there a way to fix it?
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Reset File and Folder Permission of External Hard Drive Data to default in windows 7

I have External Hard and changed some security setting of files and now I am not able to access in my other system. I am admin in this system is there any tool that can make all setting of all content ...
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Maintain permissions bits when writing new file with VIM

In Vim, when I write a copy of the current buffer to a new file using :w [filename], it appears that Vim uses the default (i.e. set by umask or whatever) file permissions for the new file. If the ...
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How to make files created in a directory owned by directory owner?

Is there any method on Linux to effect all new files created in a directory to be owned by the directory's owner instead of the creating user's owner?
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Does removing a user from a group revoke their ownership privileges?

This may be a naïve question, but I'm concerned about file ownership and group access under NTFS file systems and in a Windows AD environment. Let's say that Jim-Bob created a folder, \stuff, and put ...
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Add read permissions to all the directories of a path

I want to add (not modify other file permissions) for all the directories in the path written bellow. Something like chmod -R xx4 /home/mDB/admin/KNUCKLES/dbs/ The path /home/mDB/admin/KNUCKLES/dbs/ ...
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Who gets ownership of a mounted file/folder in NFS?

I am stumped with a problem I raised over on superuser and I basically got around it by using NFS version 3. Now, although I no longer have the user 4294967294 problem, now the files I mount are all ...
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How do I lock a program so that only humans can open it?

I would like to lock my web browser so that it runs only if I specifically open it, with a keyboard, mouse, or both. This prevents obnoxious programs from opening it. I already looked at "set default ...
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How can I output a list of all users who have read (and/or write) permissions for a specific file in Linux?

Suppose I have a file MyFile. Are there any commands that will print to console a list of all users in the system that can read the file?
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Impossible to delete a file in Windows 7 (2) [duplicate]

I'm aware of similar posts on this, but they haven't fixed my issue. I have an .iso installation file previously mounted with MagicDisc that I am now unable to delete. I have of course unmounted the ...
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ubuntu remove file with full permissions

I created a file in the /tmp/ directory. The file is owned by mysql user and has full permissions, i.e. -rw-rw-rw- 1 mysql mysql 16 Sep 23 12:44 artists.csv Now I want to delete it, but get ...
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recovering a windows home server (v1) hdd

I just had my windows homeserver (v1) die All im left with are 3 hard drives 2 of the drives show up as blank when I plug them into my usb sata reader the 3rd drive has 2 partitions system and Data ...
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Accidentally moved folder to System Volume Information

I accidentally moved a folder with lots of subfolders and files to System Volume Information on a Bitlocker-partially-encrypted flash drive. Now I can't move them back (not even with control-Z). The ...
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/mnt permissions keep changing on EC2 instances

I have a few Ubuntu instances on EC2 where I use the /mnt instance storage to keep logs and other fungible stuff. In order to store user logs the /mnt directory needs to have 777 permissions: $ sudo ...
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Copy security permissions of one file to another

I would like to replicate the permissions of a file to another. I do not want to copy the data, only the permissions. For example, I created a new file and want it to have the same permissions as ...