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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How to change permissions on a folder when the owner doesn't have read access and no one else has change permissions enabled?

So the basic scenario is this. UserA creates a folder with a few subfolders and documents. UserB comes along and changes the permissions on the folder and subfolders so he can list folder contents and ...
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/etc/profile: Permission denied after restarting Amazon EC2

I restarted my Amazon EC2 instance and all of sudden when I log in from SSH via putty I get the error: -bash: /etc/profile: Permission denied -bash: /etc/bashrc: Permission denied Previously I was ...
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file owner doesn't belong to file group

hopefully quick question regarding web server write and read permissions. Here's the thing. Currently I have this setup on a production server: ... drwxr-xr-x 12 apache developers 4096 Apr 27 19:...
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Access denied for C drive

I am using Windows 7 Home Basic. By mistake, while showing a student demonstration, I went to C drive security and permissions and denied all the permissions. I was logged on as an administrator. ...
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How to combine two separate powershell commands

I have several hundred folders that all contain a sub-folder named "Bid Documents". I need to change the ACL permissions on every instance of those "Bid Documents" folders. Is there a way to ...
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Security of web app files and database passwords in a linux shared hosting environment

I have a web app on a linux shared hosting machine. Lets say I have a .htpasswd file, some configs that store a database password and generally don't want people snooping through my source code ...
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Setting NTFS permissions to Write, but not Read

For our Benefits Open Enrollment period, we want to setup a file share/mapped drive where a specific user account (autologon to locked down laptops for this specific purpose) can save a PDF of their ...
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Automatically chmod a+r on files copied into my (OSX FUSE / sshfs mounted) VFS

I have a virtual Linux machine running LAMP. On my MacBook I've mapped ~/remoteFS to this machine's ~/ using OSX FUSE & sshfs. i.e. First I install OSX FUSE. then I do: sshfs pi@46.108.38.186:...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Why I can't access to this directory after that I use the chown command?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem. I have installed a LAMP environment of an Ubuntu Linux system dedicated to the develop (it is on my PC and it is not a production server). So ...
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Windows 7 ProgramData permission denied despite being admin

I've tried to install Skype today, started the installer as admin etc. but then comes up with an error saying You do not have permission to access C:\ProgramData\ despite being logged in as ...
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PHP server permissisons for files and directories granted, but still not allowed

I have php code on Codeanywhere where I'm simply trying to create a file on the server but yet gets the following error : "Warning: fopen(file.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine?

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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DD-WRT: /tmp folder permissions

After making a simple hello world OpenWRT package I installed it to the /tmp folder on the dd-wrt device. The program shows up in ls /tmp but when I try to execute it, it shows me /tmp/helloworld: ...
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How can I delete .FON files on a Windows 7 PC?

I want to remove two .FON files (not in the "Fonts" folder), but got this error: Apparently just copying a file is enough to be hogged by Windows. (This is my pet peeve with Windows: it does a lot ...
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Restrict a Windows executable's read/write access to specific directories

I have an application which I need to test, and I would like to restrict its read/write access to specific directories (All other directories other than its parent folder, in this case). How can this ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Folder permissions are Read-Only causing ProcessExplorer not to execute under Win8.1 x64

OMG! I'm going nuts. Yes, I've read the articles regarding that the RO flag on a dir means to look at customizations in desktop.ini, but seems like Process Explorer didn't get the memo. I DLed the ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin account is logging in as a user account

This one has me completely lost so I hope there's someone out there who can help. I'm running Windows 8.1, I have the only account that has ever been on the computer and when I set it up I set it as ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Unix touch command on Windows 7? [duplicate]

On Unix the touch command allows you to change the date of creation of a file. I would like to know whether there is an analogous command on Windows 7 which would allow you to change the dates and ...
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Don't have permissions to save file in Mac OS X using Vim, even after using sudo

I’m trying to edit the following file on my machine: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf First I got an error stating that I don’t have permissions to change the file, fair enough. I then used sudo but I still ...
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SELinux remove extended ACL

I have a set of files that can't have selinux's extended acl on them. When running ls -la I get a result similar to: -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 Aug 8 2014 filea -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 ...
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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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How do I allow access to folders I mistakenly over secured in Windows 7?

I stupidly denied access to my user folder for the administrator group, and now I can't fix the problem. I set the Administrators and HomeUsers groups' permissions on my Account's user folder to Deny ...
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Permissions for Win 7

Please! I have no computer knowledge for certain issues at hand and really need for some kind and patient soul to help me. I do not understand Permissions and wonder if their is a list showing the ...
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Is it possible for Windows 7 to differentiate between files created by a process run by a user and files created by a user?

A File Created by a Process that is Run by a User For example, I use my user account to run a process which creates a bunch of files. A File Created by a User I copy a file, or create a file using ...
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Why does file copying pause when user profile is “locked” on OSX ? (Mavericks)

I left my MacBook Pro backing up to an external drive using SuperDuper only to wake up and find that the progress was where I had left it. I had used my hot-corners that put my display to sleep also ...
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How to set the correct Samba chmod permissions for folders in ext4 file system? Is ext4 the right choice?

I am build another Samba server as an Active Directory Domain Controller to replace an old and buggy one. Every night I rsync the old one with the new one. Now I am only changing the shares names in ...
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Giving files copied to directory the same permissions as the directory

I am using LAMP Apache version 2.2.15 on CentOS 6.6. I have created a directory /var/www/dropbox which has permissions rwxrwsr-x. I have made the group www-OtagoHarbour the owner where www-...
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In Windows, what is a built-in way to make drag-and-drop more difficult to occur accidentally?

Is there a "native" Windows way to prevent users from accidentally moving folders and files due to accidental "drag-and-drop"? Because of the default of a 4-pixel movement needed to trigger a drag-...
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Setting ACL for group read access

Let me introduce you to margaret and pepijn, my two LDAP users. Pepijn is at the bottom of my non-existent corporation's food chain and is therefore member of only one LDAP-group: pepijn@srv:/$ ...
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How to make a folder read-only in Windows?

So I want to prevent myself writing into some files into folder. I always works with back_up folders in which I compare, transfer data to target projects. The problem is that sometimes on mistake I ...
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Sync one google drive account for all users on windows pc?

I have a Google Drive account that syncs files between multiple systems. I'd like to have drive installed on a regular user account on each machine, syncing files to a directory in the root of C:\ so ...
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In an AFS filesystem, why am I unable to access some directories where I have r-x permissions, and able to access some where I have no permissions?

I've encountered some unexpected behavior when trying to access directories in an AFS mount using Linux (specifically, in bash 4.3.11(1)-release on Ubuntu 14.04.1). In some cases, I'm unable to access ...
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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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How do I edit the hosts file on Windows 7 when the instructions don't work?

All instructions I find say to run Notepad as Administrator and open the hosts file from there. Sounds logical, but when I try to save the hosts file I get the following error in a dialog box: hosts ...
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File capabilities (setcap) not being applied in Linux Mint 17.1

I've been trying to get an application to run properly, but it seems to be unable to find any network interfaces. It is designed to run without administrative rights, and so requires specific file ...
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Default permissions on OS/X when downloading from Chrome

When I download an image or a file from Chrome, there are no Read rights on the Others group. Would it be possible to change that, or would there be a way to make all files in a specific folder ...
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How to set up git user for group-writeable repositories and SSH access?

I am setting up a Git server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I need the server to support both the SSH and HTTP protocols. So far I've followed the instructions in the Git Book to get my server to support the ...
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Why am I getting EACCESS writing to a chmod 777 directory?

I moved my /tmp to another hard disk to save wear on the SSD. ls -aolh / lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10 Jan 3 17:22 tmp -> /store/tmp ls -aolh /store drwxrwxrwx 13 root 4.0K Jan 7 13:51 tmp ls -...
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Ntfs permission error

We occasionally observe damaged permissions on folders with the error: No permissions have been assigned for this object The affected systems are mostly Windows 7 but also Terminal Server 2008 and ...
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USB Drive not showing files

I have 64GB SanDisk pen drive now days its not showing files and folders inside my pen drive but when checking the used space and unused space is showing correctly How to fix this issue ?
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create file/folder permission without delete permission

Is there anyway I can set create file/folder permission for a user in Windows 7 without giving delete permission for a folder? I don't want the user to delete any files in that folder but he should be ...
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Inheriting file permissions

I currently have an AirPlay audio streaming service (Shairport) running on Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi. I have it configured to save the metadata for the songs that are played. For every song, it ...
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linux: rm of file as root fails with EPERM (Operation not permitted)

I am logged in as root # whoami root I have a file # ls -l /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8424 Dec 3 10:29 /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop It ...
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Inconsistent applying permissions

Changing permissions in a script after installing certain apps (Linux and OSX), I found the following very confusing. Creating an ".app" in OSX requires placing a directory with a number of files (...
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File Permission Windows

I've got a question about file permission in Windows. I'd like to have a folder in which I have some pictures and the user should not be allowed to modify this file. The pictures cannot be deleted nor ...
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How to delete backed up windows files on drive [duplicate]

I have a drive that has windows directory on it. Its NOT my existing windows instance but a backup. I'm trying to delete it but keep running into permissions issues. I've tried to take ownership of ...