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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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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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 ...
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Permissions … how to make a folder undeleteable?

On FreeNAS (FreeBSD) ... I'm trying to make a folder 'undeleteable'. I logged in as root. I created a folder called test and chmod it to 700 (rwx------). Owner is root, group is wheel. Then I log in ...
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Why can't I change ownership to 'staff' without 'sudo'?

If I have a file that's owned by Me and is in group staff, I can chown Me:admin and chown Me:Me but in order to chown Me:staff I must sudo chown Me:staff to avoid an "Operation not permitted" error. ...
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Permission denied httpd webrequest to perl

Sorry for the somewhat confusing title, and my lacking English. Now we have that out of the way my question: I have httpd - Apache/2.2.15 on a CentOs virtual machine. This is running Seccubus, with ...
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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 ...