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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Effective Permissions in Windows Server 2008 R2

So I created a VHD for testing some permissions on a computer attached to a domain The VHD is mounted as E:\ Inside of E:\ I have created a folder called web (so e:\web) I right click on the web ...
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File access from client Windows Server 2012 works with procmon enabled, otherwise doesn't

Windows Server 2012, running Terminal Services has a client application installed. The server part is located on another Windows Server 2012. The client application is an old one, based on dBase. ...
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what's the meaning of “?” in file/folder mode bits in CentOS 6.4?

Environment: 2 desktops. A is a Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS B is a CentOS 6.4 A mounts B's folder via sshfs. The output of 'mount' in A: Lebian@zeus:/share on /mnt/share type fuse.sshfs ...
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Write file permissions for root user

I have a file called myfile that I would like to move using: sudo mv myfile deep-dark-directory/ I need to use sudo to move the file as deep-dark-directory needs root privileges to write and I ...
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How do you stop file renaming in file server?

I have installed windows server 2008 r2 and configured FSRM role properly. I have enabled file screening there and blocked all types (*.*) of files to be saved there and have created an exclude lists ...
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How can I create a Windows shared folder which requires absolutely no authentication to write data?

I want to create a folder on a domain joined Windows server (NTFS), which any user can generate logs files to. When I say any user, this may include built in Windows user accounts, and from any OS ...
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Windows 8 Security shows all “permissions incorrectly ordered”

I have a strange Folder/File security problem with a new Windows 8 Pro machine and I spent 3+ hours on the phone with Microsoft today and they don't have a 'fix' but have heard of it a "couple of ...
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Are read and execute permissions essentially equivalent?

Are read and execute permissions equivalent? If one has read permission, they can just read the contents, copy them in a new file, add execute permission to that new file, and execute the new file. ...
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Unable to delete or take ownership of folder (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I have a folder that I am unable to delete. I also cannot take ownership. The hard drive is one I have previously used in another PC, if this makes any difference. When trying to take ownership it ...
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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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How can I restore the permissions of my “/usr” folder?

I accidentally set the permission of my hidden 'usr' to 'no access' (meant read only). Now no applications can open (they just bounce). When trying to sudo cd or ls in terminal, I simply get: ...
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What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties ...
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'reverse' fmask for NFS

On a Linux machine, I exported a few directories via NFS. Within the directories, I want to keep all the files of permission 0644, but I can't stop people from copying a file of 0600 there. ...
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How can I set Microsoft Account permissions for shares without regards to domain on Windows 8?

I have folder A on computer A and I am mapping network drive on computer B to \VPN_IP\A, but I want full control permissions to the share from computer B. Both computers use the same Microsoft ...
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Can I set a user-specific umask for GUI apps?

I've set my umask to 077 in ~/.profile, but this only affects command-line programs, not graphical applications like the Finder. Is there a way I can change the umask that apps running under my ...
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Prevent copying from specific network locations [duplicate]

A tad unusual question! I need to prevent users from copying (via Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V, Drag+Drop, Edit>Copy / Edit>Paste) from a folder on the local machine. I won't go into details of why, as it's ...
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rsync bullies destination ACLs for fun

I have the following ACLs configured on a directory (.ssh) at the destination of my rsync: # file: .ssh # owner: jsmith # group: jsmith user::rwx user:backup:r-x group::--- group:backup:r-x mask::r-x ...
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Internet Explorer - Open file dialog with IP address & hostname

I am having a static php page with a simple input type file, for file upload. If I open http://127.0.0.1/mypage.php in internet explorer, if I click on it, it opens "open file dialog", but it doesn't ...
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Copy all files from one place to another whilst keeping group permissions

I'm trying to copy files from one place to another, I am using this: cp -R /from/ /to/ However, whilst this is keeping the standard permissions, it is setting the group permissions to 0 0 ...
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Understanding Unix File Attributes

I've read the Unix man pages on this subject and searched far and wide, but one thing eludes me. What the heck is the meaning of the number between the group owner and date? -rw-r--r--@ 1 Mira ...
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Access PostgreSQL on Mac without switching users

I've got a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5), with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 installed. I've initialized a database cluster and started a server, all as the postgres user. When I try to access certain ...
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Windows will erase permissions on files

I have been seeing issues where Windows seems to "reset" permissions on files after I had set them. I have seen this in various versions of Windows. I'm sorry I don't have much more information. The ...
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Does file user ownership change when transferring files between computers?

Scenario: A file created under computer A (userA), which takes file ownership as userA in file permissions, is then transferred to computer B with a different user (userB).... Does the ownership of ...
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Folder needs admin permission for every single action

Ok, I already created a thread and it said, I should visit another thread, and if the problem isn't solved to create a new one with more details. So here I am. I have, the following Problem: I own 4 ...
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Deleting system files that are in a remote shared folder?

I have my videos on a Windows Home Server. I have access to the shared folders, i.e. \\server\movies, with modify permissions. When I try to delete a folder like \\server\movies\movie, other files ...
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chmod symbolic notation: unexpected “=” operation behavior

I am reading The Linux Command Line by William Shotts and I read somewhere in the book a part regarding permissions which says The operation may be a “+” indicating that a permission is to be added, a ...
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Drupal installation strange permission.

I am trying to install drupal 7 im my Linux( Fedora 17) machine. I have given chmod -R 755 permission to directory /var/www/html/drupal, additionally go+w to the same directory,recursively. But when I ...
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Permission denied for other users than root

I have a directory called sai at /var/www/html/. I gave permission initially 755 and tried 777. I have loggen in as user nitish. When I tried to edit the files , it says the file is read-only. But if ...
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NAS and the Command Prompt

I have a Seagate GoFlex NAS drive. I keep my iTunes folder there. Windows has a map from "\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public" to X: This all works fine. From Window's Explorer I can drag and drop files ...
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Does finder have an internal, more restrictive set of file permissions?

My OSX Mountain Lion has two users (say, me and otheruser). When logged in as me, I can look at /Users/otheruser/Public, and drop files into /Users/otheruser/Public/Drop Box, where I can't see them. ...
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What's the “all other users” for folder security?

How do I add all other users to this: In the "Enter the object names to select (examples)" field.
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Cannot modify files with SAMBA and CurlFTPfs

I have all my ftp accounts mounted via CurlFTPfs with allow-others option. All directories have --- --- rwx (0007) permission after ftp mount with umask=0770 . This way I can log as another user (than ...
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Retaining usable permissions and ownership copying unix files to NTFS

I have an old solaris system with terabytes of data on it. Recently we got a new server and I went along with the recommendation of a windows server "because it was easy to manage". Someone copied ...
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Runas dialog stops script execution

I have installed Nmap 6.25 and Python 3.3 in my Windows XP SP3 machine. I have written a python script that calls Nmap and writes its output in a file. I have placed the script's shortcut in the ...
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default file permissions for ftp uploads in ubuntu (vsftpd)

I followed this answer for setting default file permissions in my web root folder. I am trying to set all files/dirs to 775 by default. This works fine when creating files within linux and also when ...
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What are “Paste Item Exactly” and “Duplicate Exactly” in Finder?

While holding Opt and Shift, the Finder menu items Duplicate and Paste Item become Duplicate Exactly and Paste Item Exactly. These require administrator permissions. How are they different from the ...
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Windows 8 resetting permissions

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine that was upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. There's a recurring issue that's preventing IIS from serving a folder tree. After some experimentation, I think I found the ...
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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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How do I restore Windows ACL to default?

A few months ago I got my computer, and instead of sticking with the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium and OEM stuff I decided I want a clean install from a DreamSpark disc. At the time I also ...
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Permision denied on log file

I want to be able to view log files from apache as regular user. I have set this files to 777 as root but still cannot view them as regular user, why is that? #I have set permissions for everyone ...
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Why can't I set protections on /root/.gvfs?

My question is why can't I set permissions on a file in /root? I'm stumped. This bash script run from cron as a non-root user #!/bin/bash # mail_df.sh Charles M. Norton 01/07/2013 # Emails df to ...
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Check file permissions for another user

Apache is complaining about not being able to access a file. Is there an easy way to find out what is blocking the access? I know that I can go through the process of knowing which groups the user ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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Windows shell not starting for any user?

Admin accounts boot up just fine. And adding a user to the admin group fixes it until they are moved back to just being a user. This happens on new accounts that are created. Im able to bring up ...
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How can a read I file with another owner, in the same group and with the world readable bit set? [duplicate]

I am user tim, in the bob group, and I have a file with unusual permissions: $ whoami tim $ groups lp wheel cron audio cdrom video bob tim $ ls -l foo --w--w-r-- 1 bob bob 10 Feb 15 18:43 foo ...
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Is it possible to share the same “hard drive” partition with a dual-boot?

I want to dual-boot my PC with Linux and Windows. Is it possible to save a file on my Windows partition and when I load the Linux partition, be able to see that saved file on Windows and visa versa? ...
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Show only files owned by the user

I have a folder containing lots of backup images. I want users to only see their own files. I've tried setting the permissions to 000 but they still can see the file using ls (the backups belong to ...
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How to preserve ownership and permissions in Dropbox?

I have two machines, a Mac and a PC running Linux, that I am trying to keep a certain file synced between using Dropbox. One of the files that I am syncing needs to be writable by another user ...
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How to display assets on localhost

I'm trying to run a site on a MAMP stack, but when I load a page the assets aren't showing up. I inspected the Net tab in Firebug, and my stylesheet tags are pointing to the right CSS files, but the ...
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None of my directories are writable

Argh help lol I have ran a chown command (silly me) which I did not fully understand now when I connect via filezilla and try do anything write/delete files/directories I get Error: mkdir ...