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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Why can I see a file that I own in CygWin but not in Windows Explorer?

I installed Cygwin in Windows 7 and was browsing through the c:/cygwin/ directory in the Cygwin terminal. There exists a directory bin/ at the path c:/cygwin/usr/bin, but I cannot find this folder in ...
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Hosts file is not editable, even as root user

I am trying to edit my hosts file on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4. I've tried all the Terminal trickery I can, but I always get "Operation not permitted" when attempting to modify the file. I've tried: sudo ...
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How to unshare a file in a folder (Windows XP)

I have a folder (lets say, "Folder X"), and inside it a file "Y.doc". How can I share the whole folder, except that one file, in Windows XP?
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Folder cannot be deleted

I am using Windows XP Home Edition. When I try to delete a folder I have named cygwin. When I try to delete it or any file or folder within it, there is a long pause, and then an error pops up, ...
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Windows 7 installation removing fedora17

Currently I have Fedora 17 installed on my system. For some Windows specific tasks I need to use Windows, so I want to install Windows 7 on my system. All of the partitions on my harddrive are ...
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User-specific Network Drive (sshfs?)

My goal is to create several network shares, one for each user on the network. The objective is to replace an internal HDD with an SSD, and move the home directories (or maybe just documents, etc. ...
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Windows 7 won't update while using FBWF (file based write filter)

Good Morning! I have a PC running Windows 7 ThinPC. I found a script on Microsoft's website (located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff850921.aspx) with instructionson how to set it up. ...
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Cannot read /proc/<pid>/smaps, despite having mode 444 permissions

I'm trying to write a script that examines memory usage for running processes. To do this, it needs to read /proc/*/smaps files. Processes owned by root have the permission set to '-r--r--r--', which ...
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Applications on an account with Administrator privileges cannot run

Several applications cannot run in an Administrator account because they do not have permission to create files in the %APPDATA% folder. Background: Running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Edition on ...
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Rsync producing folders with wrong permissions

I'm rsyncing content from my Windows XP box to an OS X Lion box, and some of the folders have the wrong permission. > rsync -rtvz --del "/cygdrive/c/rsync_20101220/" ...
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Linux file permissions not being preserved

I am deploying some custom software as root (a necessity for this situation). I set the owner/group to user1:user1 and set all the files to 644 beforehand in shell, then copy and deploy with ant. ...
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Change Drobo directory permissions

I have a Drobo unit that is connected via fire-wire to a Dell notebook. Using Ubuntu 12.04. I can not seem to change the permissions to allow all users to have read/write access to the drives. The ...
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fcgiwrap listening to a unix socket file: how to change file permissions

I have a web server (nginx) and a CGI application (gitweb) that is ran with fcgiwrap to enable Fast CGI access to it. I want the Fast CGI protocol to take place over a unix socket file. To start the ...
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How to set an executable white list?

Under Linux, is it possible to set a white-list of executables for a certain group of users? I need them to be unable to use, for example, make, gcc and executables on removable disks. How can this be ...
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Windows 8 permissions (CHMOD) with XAMPP

While I know that CHMOD is impossible in Windows, I do have a problem with permissions. I'm running XAMPP on Windows 8 Release Preview and I'm trying to install ModenaCam. However, I get an error ...
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Why do you need execute permission on the parent directory to rename a file

On Linux/Unix file-systems, I understand the reason why you need the execute permission on the parent folder to read or write a file: the execute permission gives you access to the inode on the file, ...
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OSX Lion groups: add group, set GID, add user to group, implement FakeGroup fix - all for NFS

I have three goals: Implement the "FakeGroup" fix Add a group with a specific GID (i.e. customgroup with GID 1111) Add a user to that group Implement the "FakeGroup" fix According to this ...
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Lost file mode information on ext3 directory hierarchy

An entire directory hierarchy of mine lost its file mode info. E.g., ed@bob:~/dev$ ls -l nir.git/ ls: cannot access nir.git/test: Permission denied ls: cannot access nir.git/log: Permission denied ...
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Read-only permission on USB

I have an Encrypted USB pin drive. I need to change permissions in the folder and file in such a way that they are no read-only. I use Windows 7 and when I click Properties, for that drive I see a ...
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find files where group permissions equal user permissions

Is it possible to do something like find -perm g=u? I say "like" because -perm mode requires mode to specify all the bits, not just g, and because I can't put u on the right side of the =, like I can ...
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What can I do to prevent my user folder from being tampered with by malicious software?

Let's assume some things: Back-ups do run every X minutes, yet the things I save should be permanent. There's a firewall and virus scanner in place, yet there happens to be a zero day attack on me. ...
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Add multiple @groups to valid users

In smb.conf I have the line valid users = @Staff @Directors Is this a valid syntax to add two groups to the valid users line? It does not seem to work right on our xp pro clients. If not which of ...
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Mountpoint permissions messed up after user mount

On a freshly installed Debian squeeze amd64, $ ls /media -l drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 13 12:13 usb0 But after mounting, $ mount /dev/sdb1 $ ls /media -l drwx------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 12 ...
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Why can’t I enter a directory when I have the right to?

My distribution is the latest Gentoo. I have a directory called music which belongs to qdii:commun and which octal access rights are "2070", that is: all permissions are granted to the group ...
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scp No such file or directory

I've a confusing question for which superuser doesn't seem to have a good answer, and neither google. I'm trying to scp a file from a remote server to my local machine. The command is this scp ...
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Is there a way to simulate permissions assigned to a file without applying them to the file?

The command apt-get allows me to simulate the installation or the removal of a package by including the switch/option/flag -s e.g. apt-get -s install {package_name}. Am I able to emulate a similar ...
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Windows 7 Locked files/folders

I've got quite the question that I can't find the answer to anywhere (yet). I use 3D studio Max 8 to do some 3D stuff (yay!). It keeps all of its files in Program Data>>AutoDesk>>3dsMax8 I was ...
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Windows Move Command: Odd 'Access Denied'

I am trying to move folders from D: to C: but am getting 'Access Denied'. I have ownership and full control over every folder in question and am running as local admin in administrator mode. What's ...
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You dont currently have permission to access this folder error

I bought a new SATA Hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it. I also installed my old one beside the new SATA HD. Now I want to access my images / musics and videos but I get this ...
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File permission vs umask value

If the umask value is 002 for a user, the directory created will have the permission of 775 & files created will have 664, that is we subtract the umask value 002 from 777 for directories & ...
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Cacls recursive wildcard

I have a user named foo and I want him to have only read permission over all files and folders in folder D:/bar Inside the folder I have a lot of folders and there are .dbf files scattered. I want ...
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NTFS-3G: Using user mapping, all files become executable after boot to Windows

I have an NTFS partition shared between Windows 7 and Fedora 15. I added a .NTFS-3G/UserMapping file to map my main user/group in Windows to my main user/group in Linux. This was fine until I booted ...
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More Linux permissions questions

I've read countless articles on the topic and searched through every question and answer I could find without any luck. I'm slowly going mad so I'm turning to you guys since I know the answer to my ...
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Remove Permissions

On one of my a partitions, Windows 7 is installed. I would like to delete this partition, but to backup before the following folder "E:\Users\Daniel". Just copying the folder doesn't work ...
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How do I compress system files for which I have been denied access?

I need to compress some files in a folder, but my system denies me access from doing so. Since they are system files, how can I compress these files without changing the permissions? I'm looking for ...
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Permission issue with emacs for non-root user (Ubuntu 11.10)

Background I'm working on my personal VPS configured mostly for learning sysadmin and personal projects. Have run up against an issue where my non-root user could only create/edit files in emacs by ...
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SVN and odd file

I just did an SVN update and found a weird .pptx file that I cannot open. (When I double-click, it does not open.) Then when I right click on the file, it shows only a small amount of options I can do ...
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Losing file permissions after rebooting Windows 7

I have a User directory full of files that are not accessible permission wise for the user who's home directory it is. Said user can't run Explorer. For example, it provides an error complaining that ...
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Cannot delete two files in Windows 7 — “You need permission to perform this action.”

I did something stupid. I reinstalled Windows on my computer but decided to leave the old installation on the drive instead of reformatting. Now I'm trying to delete the old Windows folder and for the ...
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Linux file permissions seem right but I can't write to a directory

I believe that I have the permissions set correctly but I can't write to a directory. Here's my problem: cborders@Kraken:/var/www$ ls -la total 12 drwxrwxr-x 2 webz webz 4096 2011-12-30 14:58 ./ ...
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Mac OS X Lion: folders and files permissions

Every time I try to change the name of file or folder, or delete file or folder, the password dialog input appears. This is on Sites folder, permissions are drw--rw, user and everyone. The permissions ...
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How to make text editors respect read-only file permissions as root?

I just discovered that nano, KWrite and Kate all silently overwrite read-only files when editing as root -- even if the file permissions are 400 (-r--------). It also doesn't matter if root is the ...
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Unable to copy files from protected folders

When I try to run the following copy %HOMEPATH%\"My Documents"\test.txt %CD% from c:\backupSettings I get the error: Access is denied. 0 file(s) copied.
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FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
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Folder/File permission transfer between alike file structure

So my company has recently upgraded to a new SAN but the person who copied all the data over must have done a drag n' drop or basic copy to move everything. Apparently Xcopy is not something he cared ...
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File permissions issue with an NFSv4 share, uploaded from a Mac Lion

I have an NFSv4 share that was working fine, with Macs using Snow Leopard, to share files across the network. The NFS share has one cloned user/group that all clients autoconnect as. All files ...
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Setting user & group in a new Mac OS X installation?

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...
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Can't delete a directory in Mac

We have a bundle App.component and inside it we have a 'Contents' directory with the following permissions: drwxrwxrwx 4 root wheel 136 Mar 18 15:05 Contents When I try to delete this directory ...
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How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication

This almost seems like a silly question, and yet I can't find the combination to keep the safe open. I am trying to create a fileshare on a Windows 7 Pro workstation. I want NO authentication ...
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Fix KDE permissions after sudo startx

After experiencing some issues with KDE (4.7.1, on Kubuntu 11.10), I tried to restart it. The recommended sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart stopped it, but it failed to start, instead getting stuck on a ...