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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Forcing application to create files with 0755 permission

I'm running a game server (ut2004) on Centos 6. It creates demos, logs and other stuff which I need to process later with other applications. But the problem is - all these files have 0600 permission ...
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What happens when a file has restrictive permissions and the owner is not available?

I'm curious as to what happens to a file if let's say, it's permissions only allow the owner to read and write, and the group and everyone have no access at all. (700, or rwx------). Let's say the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unable to copy file to shared folder

I have a folder on Server and have set access permissions for domain users. Whenever a user tries to copy an image file(jpg, png, etc) to that folder, he is denied permission. But, if he copies text ...
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Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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share home folder between two windows instances on same computer

I've recently installed Windows 8 on my system and configured it to dual boot with Windows 7 I already had. Now I'm wondering there is a way to tell windows I want both my user accounts in each of ...
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Unable to access /var/www/sugarcrm/custom/Extension with www-data ownership

I've been working with SugarCRM Community 6.5 in an Ubuntu 12.04 development environment to do some testing before moving to production. I am using Apache 2, PHP5 and MySQL to run SugarCRM. I have ...
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Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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Restrict page access only to servers

I am running a cron job to excecute a file that should be accessed only by the server not others.my website is hosted by webhosting company and I have access to cpanel.. What should be done? I ...
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Prompt for username and password when accessing certain folders

We have machines in a department that auto-login with a department login at each machine so they all have the same generic properties. Managers and users both use these machines. The department ...
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Sometimes I can't delete a folder without admin, but if I delete its entire contents first, I can. Why?

I encounter this every now and then, usually when trying to uninstall drivers or something like that. The general sequence is this: 1) Try to delete a folder. Get "You need admin!" message. Even when ...
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trying to change permissions on files in a directory to read only

I have a directory which currently hase the following permissions drwxrwsrwx I need to restrict permissions on the files under the directory to read only but when I use chmod 644 I get permission ...
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Can I revert changes from the TAKEOWN and ICACLS commands?

From the question linked below, Moab posted a response on how to copy/edit files under Program Files if access is being denied. How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to ...
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File and Folder Permissions not working as expected

On my Windows 7 PC i have one Admin Account and one User Account. I want to deny access to the User Account, so i right click on the folder, go to security tab, select the user, click on edit and deny ...
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How to make changes in shared folders between two Mac computers and save those changes?

I have a follow up question to the question on how to share files between two Mac computers. I've gotten that far using the "sharing" option in "preferences". Now the problem is that the person I'm ...
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Shell script not running as by “./” but it runs by “sh”

I am running a script on arm target board as a super user, i.e., as a root user. But the script is not executing if i run it with following syntax root@freescale$ ./Script.sh -sh: ./Script.sh: ...
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How to remove file permissions from an external hard drive?

My macbook recently died and I am currently trying to figure out how to copy my data. What I did was, I took out the hard drive, put it in an enclosure and plugged it in to my other laptop that runs ...
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Windows 7 User Permissions - External HDD

I have a computer (Windows 7) in which a user logs in and is unable to transfer files from one external HDD to another. THey are also unable to rename said hard drives. The error is permission ...
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chroot SFTP user can't modify any files in mounted drive

Well, here are the steps I’ve done; the problem is listed at the bottom. sudo mkdir /home/test sudo useradd test sudo chown root:test /home/test sudo chmod 755 /home/test sudo groupadd testgroup sudo ...
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How do I gain access over C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log?

I can't access this log file for some reason. This is what I have tried so far: run prompt: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log notepad: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log elevated cmd: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log ...
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How can I change permissions for a folder and all sub files and folders in Linux?

I know there are a few questions on this topic on the internet but I have a slightly different question. so when I click on the change permissions for enclosed files and change the permissions for ...
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Permissions issue migrating data across domains

I have 2 domains, lets call them "OLDDomain" and "NEWDomain". The previous admin "migrated" the users from OLDDomain to NEWDomain by painstakingly going through active directory user by user. Then ...
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Which folder allows any user to create/edit/delete files?

Does anyone here know a folder that is not located in C:\users\* that let's any user modify/create/delete files independent of their privilege level and user account?
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Can't delete Foxit Reader directory, not even as Administrator, on Windows 8

I tried to upgrade Foxit Reader and it left the directory in an unreadable state. I can't view the directory, nor even delete it, not even as Administrator. How do I get rid of it so I can re-install? ...
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Debian permissions not sticking for new content

I've set up a VM with Debian7 for PHP development. Since PHP needs to write to log files and the like, the www-data group needs write permissions on /var/www/... I found a good answer here on ...
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C:\ hidden but can still be accessed via a shortcut

I currently have C: hidden through an Active Directory group policy. The students have worked out that they can bring a short cut of their C: from home and when they run it they can see and access ...
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How to backup mac data using ubuntu

Suddenly my Mac Mini hard drive crashed and I am trying to save data from Macintosh HD 2 in my USB case using Ubuntu. I am able to mount Macintosh HD 2 but getting this error: You do not have the ...
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I don't understand groups and permissions in Active Directory

I'm playing with permissions and noticed the following situation I don't understand. The PC PC-EXAMPLE is a part of a domain, let's say DOMAIN (domain.com) and the currently logged on user is ...
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Cannot copy to file share located in D: volume

I have a service running on a machine (Call this Machine A) that generates files and copies those files to a remote share on another machine (Machine B). Machine B, I had two shares set up: One on ...
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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 ...