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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Linux folder and file permissions

If I have a directory on which user has read permission why is it not possible to check if there is a file in that directory. For example, let's say I have folder /myfolder with permission read. That ...
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Preserve ability to set FACL

Using setfacl on linux, seems like only owner (and root) can modify the ACL via setfacl, is that right? If there is a directory owned by joe and joe grants rwx to marry, she can read any file, ...
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How can I completely hide a file/folder even when you're showing all files?

The title basically explains it all except the OS, the OS is Windows (8.1). All I want is Command Prompt(Batch file) to be able access it. If people don't know about the files/folders they won't try ...
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Delete userdirs as administrator -> access denied

I wrote a tool in C# which is supposed to delete user folders of old users after some security checks. The problem is although I start the application as administrator (with UAC to minimum settings) ...
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Windows VM is resetting file permissions on CentOS host

I have a CentOS host machine with a Windows 7 virtual machine in VMware. There is a shared drive on the host machine (NFS share with other machines on the network) which has been configured with ACLs ...
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Restore Windows files permissions [duplicate]

I removed some required permissions on my C drive by mistake and now web browsers and Outlook are not working. How can I restore these permissions (I don't know how many and which one has been ...
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Files listed by bash but unaccessible

What would cause the following behavior on an Ubuntu 12.04 system? I've SSHed into a machine as the "ubuntu" user. Running ls -lah /data/* shows dozens of non-empty files (e.g. file1.txt, file2.txt, ...
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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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Delete All The Offline Files That S.E.P. Is Filling Up My Hard Drive With?

I have a folder containing 120GB worth of files generated by S.E.P. (Symantec Endpoint Protection), and after some searching I found this Symantec KB article supposedly answering a similar issue. It ...
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why my file permission being changed after pull from git repository

I have been came across this problem over and over again. I have a git repository set up on my remote server and all the files are set to 644 and folders are set to 755. However, every time after i ...
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How to make a file read-only in Windows?

I set the properties of a file to read only on my desktop However, I am able to delete the file with no problems. If I go into the command line, I do get access denied when trying to delete it so I ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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Recover Mypassport from misapplied permissions

I have a good working 2TB Mypassport. This morning I was trying to set it up as a shared drive through the network, and haven't yet had a cup of coffee I went to Permissions (instead of Sharing), I ...
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Windows 7 HOSTS files keeps reverting it's permission back to READ-ONLY

As a full-time Web Developer I am constantly adding fake domains to my Windows 7 HOSTS file to point a domain to my localhost web server that I develop on. I have even built a nice little PHP script ...
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Can I allow open access, for all users, to all files on my PC?

My wife and I share a PC, but use separate user names. We put all photos into a C:\Family folder. Whenever I copy any files to this folder (from SD card, downloads, etc), she cannot open those ...
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removing read-only access for a folder in windows XP

So I have this windows XP box which has a folder. When I look at its properties, it read-only is enabled. When I uncheck this checkbox and saves it, it saves with no messages, but when I open it again ...
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How to allow a user in a same group chmod a file?

I have a very simple use case, but somehow it's not working. I have a user deploy who belongs to www-data group. When I try to chmod 777 a file, which looks like below, I get a permission error. ...
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I would like to block the Windows folder from Standard User accounts

I am running Windows 7 Professional. I'd like to block the HOSTS file from being changed by a Standard User account. How do I do this?
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Linux - group member cannot delete file with rw permission

Below shows a file, /tmp/testfile, owned by user1 with group changed to wheel that also includes user2. The file has rw permission for the group. So shouldn't any member of the group be able to delete ...
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Using scp to transfer files to an android device

SSHDroid lets an android device function as an ssh server. vSSH is an ssh client for android devices. I have a file on a remote server that I want to transfer to my android device over ssh, only ...
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What kind of Windows privileges would make it so I can delete a file from Linux, but not create one?

So I have a folder with some crazy (Windows) ownership privileges. I have the folder mounted on a Linux guest OS virtual machine shared folder. I can delete files from the folder using rm -f, ...
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changing permissions of Read-only file system in linux

i use this command to make a bootable flash disk of linux mint sudo dd if=~/Desktop/linuxmint.iso of=/dev/sdx oflag=direct bs=1048576 it's work, but now my flash disk is lock and i can't change ...
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How to give apache ownership rights when creating a new file? [Centos 6]

So, is it possible to make multiple users the owner of a file when created? I mean, I know you can do chown -R apache:permissions /var/www/ (48:500) but that is only temporary because even if I decide ...
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How can I make chown permissions be permanent to files even after running the chown command?

I am running CentOS 6. So I decided to take a more patient approach to building my server because I have had issues with it performing properly in the past. So now, I am very very close to fixing ...
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SSH: “Permissions 0644 for 'my_key.pub' are too open.”

Why is 0644 i.e. -rw-r--r-- too open for a SSH key? Also I could not find any false permissions on the .ssh directory (0700) or the home directory (0731). Btw I'm getting this error when testing the ...
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What is “This folder only” permission propagating?

On a Windows network(no active directory), I can go to a local folder and under a folder select Properties->Security(tab)->Advanced(btn)->Change Permissions...(btn)->Add...(btn)-> Select a user and ...
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How do you edit windows 8 app files?

I want to fiddle around with some windows 8 apps on my laptop. I have access to the app files, but when I try to save my changes, a screen pops up that says, "access to the path [path name] is ...
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How I can lock a folder from deletion in Windows 8?

I am running Windows 8, and I have a personal folder that I want to prevent from being deleted/moved/cut. I looked into Windows folder security options ("Read & Execute", "Read" and "Write"), but ...
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How to perform this Windows 7 permissions change on many files via GUI or command line

After using my external hard drive on another Windows 7 computer to tweak photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery then upload them to Facebook I found the modified images were now not visible on the ...
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Can I grant permissions on files in windows 7 using a security identifier from another machine

I have an external hard drive, and I wish to grant permissions on some files to users from 2 different computers without having to hook it up to the 2 different computers. I know the SID of the user ...
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Windows 2012 permission - writer users

I'm using Windows 2012 server with IIS FTP component. I'm created a new local user in the server that clients, who using FTP protocol, can access with. The client is "Writer only". I'm want to give ...
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Group ownership in linux

I wondered why a non-root user cannot create a custom group and invite collaborators to that group. Say alice coops with bob, then alice wants to create a directory that only alice and bob can read ...
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Prevent program from getting stolen with Windows permissions

I'll be sharing a dedicated Windows 2008 R2 server with another person. I will have admin rights and admin an account. The other person will only have a "normal" account and no admin rights. I have a ...
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Give execution permission to directories but not to files

I have a directory structure with files and directories and I like to assign permissions so all the files and directories have read-write permissions for the user and read permissions for the group ...
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You don't currently have permission to access this File/Folder error

I have a folder on my external hard drive that contains a series of images and subfolders that I had set to be locked. I set this up on my old laptop, and that laptop has since died. Unfortunately, I ...
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Copy-protecting files on an HDD [duplicate]

I have an HDD, with files that I don't want to be "stolen". The HDD is used by my employees. They need the files (pdf-s, some portable program and html files) for their work, but I don't want them ...
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Windows 8.1 WindowsApps Folder Permissions

I read some threads about people who were able to modify metro apps files (WindowsApps dir) on Windows 8. However, I cannot do this on Windows 8.1. I am an administrator and even when I take the ...
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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I have read somewhere (not sure where) that /usr/local/src and /usr/local/lib are directories made for local source codes and libraries (for example for the projects which you are developing on this ...
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How do I delete “ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab”?

My Windows 7 user profile has administrator privileges, but I can't delete C:\ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab folder. I see, that the folder owner is SYSTEM -- maybe this is the problem, but I can't change ...
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Correct way to override file permission /dev/null

I am in a middle of this problem, and not sure which method to follow ? I am using a plugin which writes temporary files (*.txt / *.tmp etc.) to /dev/null. The plugin is complicated and changing the ...
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WinSCP Set GID error

I'm asking this question on behalf of a customer who called into my help desk. He was using WinSCP to try and change permissions of a directories and it's directories. He set RWX for both user and ...
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Prevent user to read files from vfat filesystems - but allow to write

Its possible do that? I want to mount a flash drive(vfat) in linux and the user be able to write to it but not to read. I've tried: mount /dev/sdb1 /media/mpoint -o fmask=0444 but no results. ...
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How to setup nfs share for users with write permissions

We used ubuntu linux on desktops with ldap authentication. Both on server and clients we have identical users and groups. I've setup nfs server with public share, which should be available for all ...
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File Name Warning for C:\Program

Since a few weeks I get the error message after login: File Name Warning There is a file of folder on your computer called "C:\Program" which could cause certain applications to not function ...
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ACL vs standard file permissions - which are used when accessing file?

ACLs and standard file permissions seem to be synchronized: $ getfacl test.cpp # file: test.cpp # owner: scdmb # group: scdmb user::rw- group::rw- other::r-- $ ls -l test.cpp -rw-rw-r-- 2 scdmb ...
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How can you execute files mounted via sshfs?

This does not work: $ touch testfile $ chmod 777 testfile $ ls -l testfile -rwxrwxrwx 1 quinn dialout 0 Apr 18 10:15 testfile $ ./testfile -bash: ./testfile: Permission denied $ sudo ./testfile sudo: ...
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Windows server file permissions - prompt raised

Local network with domain D, user U is member of group G in D. Windows Server 2012 R2 machine M, also in D. File F on local disk on M. Entire disk has All permissions given to G. When U is ...
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How can I set default permission with ACL in linux?

I have two groups group1 and group2. I need group1 users to be able to read-write (rwx) files owned by users in group2, but users in group2 cannot write to (r-x) files from group1. All users in a ...
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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

How can I access folders with those permissions? When trying through terminal: superUser99:tmp superUser99$ cd launchd -bash: cd: launchd: Permission denied
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how to make external disk mounted executable?

I'm new to Linux and running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a windows partition mounted to it but the problem is I can't run executable files (I can't use ./ on a file in that partition). How do I correct ...