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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How do I use ACLs on an encfs filesystem?

I have a Debian server which I've set up file ACLs on. However, ACLs on the encfs filesystem I've made don't seem to be handled properly. The mount directory is setguid and has a default:group::rwx ...
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groups permissions not working

I'm confused why is this not working? Admin group is having access on the /opt directory and I'm the member of that group and still I can not make a new directory there. vita@eldamar:/opt$ ll / total ...
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Windows 8 file permissions vs Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have read How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?, and it did not solve my problem. When I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro 64-bit to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I noticed some permissions issues ...
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ssh and home directory permissions

sshd will refuse to accept public key authentication if the user's home directory is group-accessible, even if ~/.ssh is set to 700? If the permissions on ~/.ssh are acceptable, why do the permissions ...
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Program/app that can check permissions?

Is there a program or app out there that you could place on a network location and run it to see if the currently logged in user has full control permissions to the file that you just placed there? ...
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Set permissions to www user to run ImageMagick

I have installed ImageMagick on my OSX Lion. When running from the console everything works fine. But when I'm trying to run 'convert -version' from a php script : <? exec('convert -version', ...
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What's permission 's'?

I did a ls on my /bin in OS X. I got the following output. What's the 's' permission in rcp line? /Users/snihalani/.oh-my-zsh on master at 11:12AM ➜ lsa /bin --------------.oh-my-zsh-------------- ...
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How to set permissions on directory?

I am searching for a way to set permissions on folder and the contents. The rule is as such that the only the superuser can delete contents of the folder. Users can add, view, modify, but not delete ...
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How to gain permission to read/modify in Ubuntu?

I just installed Ubuntu and when I open some file in the terminal then i can access that file as root using sudo -i to change ownership. However, if I modify a file in my local server folder ...
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Windows Server 2008 delete folder?

I am cleaning up some files in my web server... I came across an old Wordpress site and went to delete it. Everything went but for one theme... when I try to delete the directory I get a warning ...
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Unable to move Desktop Files on Windows 7

Has anyone come across an issue while running on Windows 7 Professional on a domain, where all the sudden they can no longer move around any files on the desktop? What's even more weird is when I try ...
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How do I read numeric permissions greater than 777?

I noticed this just now, when using find and stat to get the permissions of all the items in /usr/local/share/locale before I recursively change them. stat shows the permissions in a numeric format ...
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I don't fully understand CHMOD file permissions, can anyone better explain it?

I've searched the internet for some time for a good explanation of CHMOD, but have yet to come by a good explanation, since every explanation uses the same words with small variations. What I know so ...
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OS X - read permission on NTFS drive

I'm on OS X Mountain Lion and I try to copy a folder from an NTFS formatted usb drive, which I stored there from a Windows 7 computer. The NTFS drive is mounted as read only in Mountain Lion, which ...
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Access permission /opt/ in Ubuntu

I want to access my /opt/ folder. I have found the following commands for giving access permission. I am not sure what is the purpose of this commands, which one is the better to use it to maintain ...
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Manage mysql files with nother user

I need to copy files in /var/lib/mysql/database/* yo another dir with admin user. File in /var/lib/mysql/database has 660 mysql:mysql I already add admin user to mysql group, but it didn't work.
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“You do not have permission to perform this action” when trying to delete a folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't delete folder and I am admin. “You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from…” I'm logged in to my laptop on a ...
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Override Samba directory permissions

I'm trying to understand the samba rights management, but I think I missed a bit. I have 2 kinds of users: guests and users with a login via LDAP. Now I try to override all permission settings in ...
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Subverting the execute flag on Linux systems. Why is this possible?

Whilst reading this, I found the following exploit: % cp /usr/bin/id ~ % chmod -x ~/id % ls -al ~/id -rw-r--r-- 1 edd edd 22020 2012-08-01 15:06 /home/edd/id % ~/id zsh: permission denied: ...
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Why does group permission hide other permission?

I just noticed that on Centos 4, a file's group permissions hide the other permissions if you are a member of the group. I would think they would be OR(ed) together? For example: drwx---r-x 1 ...
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Intermittent access denied errors when attempting to delete files

I have an issue where every once in a while I get an access denied error when attempting to delete or rename an executable. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I'm only working with files within ...
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What are the correct access rights for the com.apple.dock.plist file on OS X?

After having some problems removing items from the dock on OS X (Mountain Lion) today, I found out that if I reset the access rights on a particular file to give everyone all rights, it worked. This ...
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Requested security information is either unavailable

So basically we have a client whom on their Fileserver, contains a shared application which is their client management software which everyone runs. However there is one user which gets the following ...
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Sharing folders using workgroups with a Windows 7 and XP computer

I have two computers, one Windows 7 and one XP that I would like to share documents with over a network. I have been trying to do this by syncing their Workgroups and hoping that they would recognize ...
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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 ...