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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What is the right strategy for permissions for /var/www directory?

It looks very tricky as I need to access this directory to create and edit files (not as root of course), besides PHP scripts will probably also need to modify the directory: create new subfolders, ...
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Is it unusual for users with NTFS “write” but not “delete” permissions not to be able to modify files?

I recently removed a user's NTFS "delete" permission (leaving them with full read/write access to a share), only to discover that they effectively only had read but not write access to their files. ...
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How to prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting certain folders (such as their personal scan destination folder - stored in their home drive), while still giving them read+write permissions to ...
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Stop deletion of files in Linux

I'm looking for a way to stop accidental deletion of some important files in Linux, but with a couple of criteria. The file has to remain writable (so it can of course still be replaced with rubbish ...
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How do I change permissions on a directory

I'm using CentOS and I would like to know how to change permissions on a folder with multiple files in it. I have used the following commands on the folder as root (Let's say folder =A) : chmod ...
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How to structure/protect directories on web server - media temple

I'm pretty new to running my own websites, and wanted to know how to protect directories/files from malicious users. I'm mostly concerned with protecting PHP files. For example, my website has a PHP ...
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Sync Linux system with Windows over SSH while retaining file permissions

I am trying to sync files between my Linux machine and my Windows machine over SSH (SFTP). Currently when I do this, the files lose their Unix file permissions because windows doesn't support Unix ...
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Allow app to request authefication

I use ForkLift as default file manager. From time to time some files could be overwritten only with user permission. Finder asks password but Forklift just says that it is impossible. Launching ...
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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Why does after Installing new windows folder and file asking for Permission?

When I install new Windows OS (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), many files and folders become inaccessible. I mean I cannot access those folders and files, cannot copy, rename or move them, and I ...
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Change group or permissions when a file is moved to a shared directory on Linux

I've set up a Linux server accessible with ssh and Samba share. Every user has his own folder USER/ and a public folder USER_public/. Permissions on the USER_public/ are set up using setfacl in such ...
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Wordpress theme's index.php is not showing updates in browser's source. Godaddy hosting

I've run into an issue with a client's Wordpress site, which is hosted on godaddy (Ultimate Web Hosting Linux) I'm trying to update their theme's index.php file. Any changes that I make to that file ...
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File transfer and editing 500 permission error

I am hosting one of my Wordpress sites on a local LAMP in opensuse. I have transferred the site from my backup but when it was installed the site was broken somehow and if try to delete, edit or even ...
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500 error after changing directory permission on wordpress

I changed the permission of uploads directory of wordpress on cpanel file manager. After that my site started to give 500 error on homepage. I didn't do anything else. After that I changed the ...
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How to set specific file permissions when redirecting output?

This is probably a duplicate, but all my searches are turning up questions about permission denied errors. I am running a command in a bash shell. I want to redirect output to append to a file that ...
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Is there any harm in converting all files to executable?

I wanted to install certain software. The package had lots of files including some shell scripting files. Initially I had to select some files and then make it executable: chmod 777 shellscr1 but ...
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No Permissions?

I am trying to edit /etc/gai.conf. I am able to get to it in my file folders, but I am not sure how to edit it through the terminal. When I open it, I can view it, but not make changes like I want. ...
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Confused about wording of text in the Effective Permissions window

On the Effective Permissions window in Windows Explorer you can enter a user or group name and see what permissions that user or group would have over that particular file. I'm slightly confused ...
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I want the “apache” user to own a dir but other users are adding via WinSCP [duplicate]

This is a fairly simple problem to explain but it is really annoying me and I could do with some advice. How to I ensure that apache is user : group owner of a dir no matter who uploads to it.. the ...
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Permissions of files/directories in Unix

It appears that each file/directory has a given set of permissions shown by the 10 characters to the far left of each listing if one were to type into the terminal ls -l Considering that you can ...
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Access denied when writing files to network drive

Cannot map network drives using 'net use' while elevated as an administrator is the previous question, and this is somewhat of a follow-up. So here's what I've done over the last few months: ...
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Linux/Samba Windows7 and permissions on a per user basis

I would like to set up my NAS properly with user and group permissions. While this was easy to accomplish for all Linux boxes using NFS, I cannot get it to work with Windows and Samba, Windows7 and ...
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How to delete file with no write permissions for any user?

I find myself in a strange situation where a script wrote files with the following permissions: -r-------- 1 user1 user1 file1 Dec 24 14:53 -r-------- 1 user1 user1 file2 Dec 24 14:54 -r-------- 1 ...
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Unable to open a suspicious folder as an administrator

I have a strange folder in my C: drive that is named "db0508036d5f02da1733769e". I've already run it through my anti-virus and malware scans and they have found no threats. Is anyone familiar with ...
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Remove old user permissions from all folders

I have a lot of folders on several drives that are kept across Windows installations. For some reason they have always asked for permission to view some of these folders, so after several installs ...
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Preventing admin users from accessing other admin users’ files

Is there a way to prevent a user who has administrator privileges from accessing the files of another user with admin privileges in Windows Server 2008?
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List permissions all parent directories of a single file [duplicate]

Say I have a file located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0.x86_64/jre/bin/java. I want to list all its parent directories in order to view their permissions in order to get something like ...
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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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Adding permission to specific users to access specific directories

I am using Debian. I've got these three directories: /home/Server1/files /home/Server2/files /home/Server3/files And I've got these users: User1 User2 User3 What I want to do: Make ...
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Is there any way to change the file permission of the file while doing SFTP?

As I send a file via SFTP to a windows server. When I do this,the default file permission will be 640. there we have a scheduler task which will run on a particular time to grab the files. Due to the ...
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Allow a regular user the ability to read all (otherwise protected) directories

I have a system set up with the following users/groups: user 1 & user 2 are members of group 1. user 3 & user 4 are members of group 2. user 5 & user 6 are members of group 3. user 1 ...
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How do I stop SublimeText 3 from changing the owner on files in cygwin64

Sublime Text 3 build 3047 is changing the owner of files that I edit to Administrator. This happens on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with cygwin64. The causes a problem with the ~/.ssh/config file. When I try ...
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No-execute access for file when on server but yes when on desktop

I am trying to set file permissions for an iMovie HD project file to be limited when it's on a server but have full access when it's on the user's desktop. I need to have users be able to copy a file ...
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I can't execute file from shared folder in Windows 2003

I'm working on Windows Server 2003 (Polish version but it doesn't matter, I suppose). I created shared folder which contains some .exe file. I added full control on file and folder to everybody ...
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ACL's Centos Linux - Not being inherited

Trying to work out the needed ACL's... OS is Centos Linux Situation: Folder called home. User called user1 and User called user2. user1 owns folder home, user2 has RWX to home also. With ACL's Im ...
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Access permissions for directory in Linux

I have a programm which creates log files in web-server directory (/var/www/log). Every day it generates one new log file. I've set access permissions for this directory to 777 chmod 777 -R ...
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Restricted Windows Permissions on Network Drives

I'm running a clean install of Windows 7 on my HP laptop. I have one user account, so I'm pretty sure that makes me an administrator with all privileges. I can't perform any file/folder actions on my ...
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Give a warning when using mkdir in a certain directory

Is there any way to give a warning when a user tries to use mkdir when in a certain directory? There are supposed to be shared folders, but someone will make a subdirectory and forget to chmod it, so ...
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How can I allow users write permissions in C:\ProgramData

I have an old application which creates and updates 2 files directly in "C:\Documents And Settings\All Users". This software used to work like a charm under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. However, since ...
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Why some files are read only for root by default?

In Linux systems, the root user has privileges to change permission for every file. Then what is the logic of some files having read only permission for the root user by default? File in concern: ...
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Linux: User vs group permissions

I'm fairly new to Linux and testing around with it. I'm SSHing into the server, and I created a testuser while logged in as root ussing adduser. I noticed that it didn't create a home directory, so I ...
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User can't access some desktop files

A user on a Windows 7 Pro PC in a Windows 2003 network can access all her files, except for a few on her desktop (which is stored in a network share), which have their icon semi-transparent with a ...
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Access denied to a folder after removing administrator permission

I wanted to encrypt a specific folder in my company domain and now I cannot access it. This is Windows 7, I am administrator on of my PC. On the folder I did right click->properties->security ...
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Fixing lost symbolic link status [closed]

I have a couple of soft symbolic links that have lost their link status and have become normal files containing link TARGET_FILE_LOCATION I searched quite a bit to find a way to restore their ...
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How to set umask globally?

I am using a private user group setup, i.e. a user foo's home directory is owned by foo:foo, not foo:users. For this to work, I need to set the umask to 002 globally. After a quick grep -RIi umask ...
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with ...
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Full rights on new files created on mounted partition

I have created a new partition (ext4) on a 4tb disk and i want to use that partition to store media. Is it possible to mount that partition and set full rights to new files created by various users? ...
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How to only allow particular programs to modify certain files?

I want to make certain directories on my drives read-only except to particular programs who will have full permissions. For example, the Microsoft Word might be allowed to modify the files in my ...
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Group member cannot create files/directories in folder

I'm trying to set up my Linux server and I managed to get stuck at this point: I created a group called 'gitusers' and added a user to it (let's call him 'foo') I created a folder called 'website' I ...