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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ACLs vs group permissions in linux

I would like to allow a set of students to access a shared web-server. Students work in groups, and each group's home directory contains a www folder that should be accessible to the shared instance ...
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How can I delete this directory?

I thought I would try to delete a directory today. Little did I know, Windows wasn't going to let me. C:\Data\Projects\acme\4.2.0>rmdir /s product product, Are you sure (Y/N)? y product\release - ...
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Windows File History is unable to analyse user library modifications

I just activated Windows File History, but it won't work. It loads for a surprisingly short time when I tell it to "execute now". When I look in the event journals, I see that for every time I tried, ...
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Should I take ownership of my root partition in Windows (8)?

The Windows File "Security" very often aggravates me. In the most enraging situations an application that I normally started (although actually my main/only account is an administrator) doesn't work ...
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List file permissions for a directory and its parents

As far as I know, there's not a unix command that lists the permissions for a file and all of its parent directories. Is there such a thing that I'm not aware of?
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How to transfer files' ownership on Windows 7?

I switched from Linux to Windows. And I copied some private files (include folders) from ext file system to NTFS file system partition (operated on Linux). Then I logged on Windows as user A (for ...
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Linux permissions change without root privileges

Is there anyway for another user to change permissions of file without root permissions? If another user has access to my drive and they can theoretically change the user bit in the file via a binary ...
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Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor

I'm trying to figure out why a specific behavior is exibited when perms change on a file being saved from a Windows editor on a SAMBA-mounted Unix partition. Situation: We have a file on Unix, with ...
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Need Eudora 7.1 MAPI to work so I can sync with GMAIL

Eudora Windows 7 MAPI working I'm just trying to figure out how to get MAPI working enough for the sole purpose of linking all my existing Eudora emails to a GMAIL account. I don't need any other ...
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Give developer access to dev site only

Okay, so I've got our web user for the live site, also the cpanel user, and a new user develop. Our site path goes: /home/user/public_html/dev I need to give user develop permissions to write ONLY ...
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uTorrent error: Access is denied

When I booted my computer today and opened up uTorrent it went on, as usual, to check the torrents that I had been running before. On one it returned an "Access is denied" error after it had been ...
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A file which is not a dir nor a file

This may look like a weird question, but I just got this output for a file (directory?) in my system. This may be a trivial or well-known error, but for me, this file (directory?) called ...
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Drupal unable to create files on /var/www/html/drupal directory

I am trying to install drupal 7.18 in my Fedora 14 machine . I put the drupal filess in /var/www/html/drupal directory and set chmod 7777 -R drupal permission. But when I tried to install drupal it ...
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Windows 8 Permissons: Copying a File, Access Denied, Despite Take Ownership

I just wiped my hard drive with Windows 7 and did a fresh install of Windows 8. I backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I tired copying my music over to Windows 8, I got this message for ...
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Giving write permission to a directory linux

I have a strange problem. I gave a directory ci with chmod 777 ci permission. The ls -l command shows drwxrwxrwx. 5 root root 4096 Jan 1 18:08 ci But when I tried to create a file innetbeans, it ...
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Error code 2503 - Cannot install software on Windows 7 (64Bit)

A short while ago, I had my hard drive die on me and at the same time my 1Tb backup drive! I took it back to the guy I bought the PC from and although the backup drive could not be recovered, he ...
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Change owner of file without being root

I suggest that I have a log file with 666 permission and its owner is alice. So user 'bob' can change its owner by this: cp log log.temp; rm log; mv log.temp log So how can I fix this risk?
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Unable to deleting damaged files on external drive as root

I have an encrypted, external hard drive that I use for backups. The backups are hardlinks to simulate incremental backups (using rsync). I am using Debian stable. Apparently some of the files are ...
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Why a command launched with nohup isn't able to write file after user logout?

I'm using nohup to launch matlab and run a script which requires to read and write some given files. nohup matlab -nojvm -nodisplay -r 'MyScript'& This runs smoothly while I'm logged in but as ...
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How to remove Quarantine from file permissions in OS X

I downloaded a .pem file and my Mac OS X (10.8.2) added an @ sign at the end of the file permissions. This is causing file permission issues. I can't seem to remove the quarantine flag. I even tried ...
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Windows 8's Confusing Security

I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64. My account in the PC is an administrator account. Among several logical drives in the PC, admins have full control permission on all drives. I've confirmed this by drive's ...
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rsync doesn't copy files with restrictive permissions

Trying to copy files with rsync, it complains: rsync: send_files failed to open "VirtualBox/Machines/Lubuntu/Lubuntu.vdi" \ (in media): Permission denied (13) That file is not copied. Indeed the ...
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Write permission on binary/executable files: Are they necessary?

I thought: echo hello world > /usr/bin/firefox would display the message in the browser. Nothing happened. Then I tried: echo hello world > /usr/bin/kwrite to see if kwrite opens with 'hello ...
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Do I need to restore directory permissions to their state prior to a reverted homebrew installation?

I'm trying to back out of a homebrew installation on OS 10.8.2 and am not sure I understand what I need to do to (or whether I need to bother to) restore permissions to what they were before the ...
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How do I delete a hard link to an executable I don't own?

I used the following command to create a hard link to an executable: ln `which xcrun` gcc The link worked as expected. However, it seems I don't have the permissions to remove it. $ rm gcc ...
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File Writing in C:\ drive

So, I understand that files cannot be created or deleted without administrator privileges in the C:\ drive. My question is this : If a directory in the C:\ drive is entered..say Program Files, then ...
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Automatically remove encryption when copying to removable device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive? Windows OS (8 64-bit). This question has already popped up in How to remove Encrypted flag ...
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How do I list the effective file permission in Linux?

i.e: Suppose the directory permission is 700, and the file under the directory is 570 Then the effective permission of the file is 500 Is there such a command that lists the effective permission by ...
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What does SH stands for in file permission

I am parsing some directory lines using FTP and I am getting an error on this type of file: drwx----SH 1 user group 2048 JUL 27 2012 FOUND.000 Does anyone know what SH mean ? Thanks.
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How to protect files/folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut on windows

I need to share data on an external drive that will be handed over to someone else, and I would like to achieve the following: (1) protect all the files and folders from being ...
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How can I unlock a non system Mac OS X 10.5.8 drive

I have just had to reinstall OS 10.5.8 on my G4 tower (I'm using it as a file server/auxiliary machine) I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it but, I have another internal drive in the ...
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How can I set Windows 8 sharing to enable writing to root?

I have a file-server running on Windows 8. The data drives in the server are shared to admin users with full control permissions on the whole drive. However, for some reason, I am unable to write or ...
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How to set permissions on external hard drive in Windows 7

How do I set permissions/ownership on my external USB hard drive in Windows 7 in such a way that I have write access to it at any Windows 7 machine? Current situation is quite strange to me - the ...
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Windows 7 - cannot access my own external disk

I use Windows 7 Home Premium and external USB disk with NTFS partition. I cannot write-access the my own files on it, even as a member of Admnistrators group! Is there any way how to go around this ...
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Ubuntu / linux - Set permissions recursively through a folder where files/dirs have certain permissions

My title probably sounds more cryptic than it needs to. I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and want to be able to change permissions on files and folders recursively to 755 but only where the permissions are ...
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Office Compatibility Pack and File Permissions

MS isn't my thing, so I hope somebody can give me a pointer. We have a Windows domain, with a Server-2003-SP1-Enterprise file server. One of the specific files is a MS Excel 2007 (XLSX) file created ...
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rsync permissions from Windows (cygwin) to Linux server

I'm trying to sync files from development machine running Windows (using cygwin) to staging server running Linux. I tried rsync -avz --no-p --no-g so synced directories/files would receive default ...
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Create read-only files on SMB share

I have a home server set up with SMB shares. Those shares are actually external HDD's with NTFS connected to the server. My question is, how do i make it so that users can create or delete files on ...
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Different default permission for directory and file

I want to set a different default permission for new directory and file. For example, default directory permission is 770 (group members can write things to the directory) but default file permission ...
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Correctly configure Samba

I'm trying to set up samba on my arch arm box, for shares that I can access from various places but I can't seem to get it right; What I'm after is the following: Users: Log-in with system user ...
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NFS share access - Permission denied

Edited, as the situation changed a little bit. I'm trying to share a directory on my NAS device(WD Mybook WE) with NFS to another machine on my local network. The directory on the NAS device looks ...
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OS X Mountain Lion web server permisssions

I've set up a web server on OS X Mountain Lion (not the server version) what is working perfectly. The problem I am having is that if I edit a PHP file in the server document directory from another ...
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Disable Linux File Permissions for a tree

Is there a way to disable file permissions for a whole directory tree so that permissions of new files and directories are automatically disabled? I have a multi user environment and want to have a ...
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Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
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Problems in Linux Mint 13 MATE with NTFS partitions

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE (32 bit). With Caja file manager (based on Nautilus 2.x) I can create, modify and remove folders and files on NTFS partitions whitout problems. But, for example, when I ...
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takeown /R not applying to hidden files

I'm running a batch command to take ownership of a set of user folders and I'm finding that the ownership is not being pushed down to hidden files, such as ~normal.dot I'm using the following command: ...
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“You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network” error

I'm trying to copy a ~5 GB file to a folder on my D:\ drive from an XP machine and getting the following error: You don't have permission to copy files to this location over the network. It ...
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“Deny All Permissions to Everyone” doesn't prevent me from deleting a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deny delete/modify permission to a file? The story is pretty simple: I'm an administrator. To prevent accidental deletion of a file, I have denied all ...
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Windows File Access Denied

I seem to have a general problem with "access denied on Windows". It manifests itself every time if e.g: My bat file calls a compiler creates a file on disk My bat file renames a file But I also ...
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Read file not owned by me in a directory owned by me

A daemon process running as a special user has created files which only its user can read. The directory is owned by me and I have write access to the directory. Is there any way that I can read or ...