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 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 ...
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How to make all the files in a folder non-executable in Windows 7?

I'm developing an application that deals with viruses. All these viruses are in a folder, it should be possible to read them and add new ones to the folder, however I'd like to make sure that none of ...
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How to restrict administrators and users run programs from system drive?

i need a way to forbid 'everyone' from running programs on drive where windows resides. Any step-by-step ideas?
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How i can restore permissions to system disk?

I unchecked "Read and execute" for administrators group of system hard drive. And now can't undo that. Is there a way to fix it?
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Reset File and Folder Permission of External Hard Drive Data to default in windows 7

I have External Hard and changed some security setting of files and now I am not able to access in my other system. I am admin in this system is there any tool that can make all setting of all content ...
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Maintain permissions bits when writing new file with VIM

In Vim, when I write a copy of the current buffer to a new file using :w [filename], it appears that Vim uses the default (i.e. set by umask or whatever) file permissions for the new file. If the ...
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How to make files created in a directory owned by directory owner?

Is there any method on Linux to effect all new files created in a directory to be owned by the directory's owner instead of the creating user's owner?
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Does removing a user from a group revoke their ownership privileges?

This may be a naïve question, but I'm concerned about file ownership and group access under NTFS file systems and in a Windows AD environment. Let's say that Jim-Bob created a folder, \stuff, and put ...
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Add read permissions to all the directories of a path

I want to add (not modify other file permissions) for all the directories in the path written bellow. Something like chmod -R xx4 /home/mDB/admin/KNUCKLES/dbs/ The path /home/mDB/admin/KNUCKLES/dbs/ ...
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Who gets ownership of a mounted file/folder in NFS?

I am stumped with a problem I raised over on superuser and I basically got around it by using NFS version 3. Now, although I no longer have the user 4294967294 problem, now the files I mount are all ...
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How do I lock a program so that only humans can open it?

I would like to lock my web browser so that it runs only if I specifically open it, with a keyboard, mouse, or both. This prevents obnoxious programs from opening it. I already looked at "set default ...
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How can I output a list of all users who have read (and/or write) permissions for a specific file in Linux?

Suppose I have a file MyFile. Are there any commands that will print to console a list of all users in the system that can read the file?
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Impossible to delete a file in Windows 7 (2) [duplicate]

I'm aware of similar posts on this, but they haven't fixed my issue. I have an .iso installation file previously mounted with MagicDisc that I am now unable to delete. I have of course unmounted the ...
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ubuntu remove file with full permissions

I created a file in the /tmp/ directory. The file is owned by mysql user and has full permissions, i.e. -rw-rw-rw- 1 mysql mysql 16 Sep 23 12:44 artists.csv Now I want to delete it, but get ...
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recovering a windows home server (v1) hdd

I just had my windows homeserver (v1) die All im left with are 3 hard drives 2 of the drives show up as blank when I plug them into my usb sata reader the 3rd drive has 2 partitions system and Data ...
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Accidentally moved folder to System Volume Information

I accidentally moved a folder with lots of subfolders and files to System Volume Information on a Bitlocker-partially-encrypted flash drive. Now I can't move them back (not even with control-Z). The ...
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/mnt permissions keep changing on EC2 instances

I have a few Ubuntu instances on EC2 where I use the /mnt instance storage to keep logs and other fungible stuff. In order to store user logs the /mnt directory needs to have 777 permissions: $ sudo ...
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Copy security permissions of one file to another

I would like to replicate the permissions of a file to another. I do not want to copy the data, only the permissions. For example, I created a new file and want it to have the same permissions as ...
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Strange Windows Errors

I run Windows 7 and I've been getting strange errors from different applications, for example attempting to uninstall VMware Workstation causes the following error: "Error in the lua script: [string ...
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Disable streaming of a shared video

I work in a corporate office, I am in charge of distributing the training videos. I have all 100+ training videos shared over the network. The plant managers open the videos in WMP so it's ...
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Mac Permission Editing

I copied over some old files of a time machine backup on a USB drive. When I try and access a user's Desktop for example I get a "can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents" ...
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Windows's 7 C: permission

I need to give to Users group read/write authorization to the C:\ folder (only this folder, not its subdirs). I'm using this command as administrator: icacls "c:/" /grant Users:M This works for ...
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Mac OS X ACL and file permissions

I'm trying to share a directory between 2 users, so that both have full access to it and to any files, and directories created within. Here are the things I've done so far: Create a group for the 2 ...
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Restrict folder access in Ubuntu

I want nobody to access my private folder, I'd like to set a password for it or just make it only accessible by root user. How can I get it? I'm using Ubuntu.
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Qt creator throws permission error on project (files owned by me) within directory of root

I have recently changed to arch linux from ubuntu and copied my qt project to my home directory, Whenever I open the project with qt creator, it gives me permission error and says that it cannot ...
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How can I change permissions on Ubuntu Server?

I've installed Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 LTS, and have installed Froxlor server management panel. At the end of the Froxlor installation, it created a file userdata.inc.php in the /tmp ...
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Copying File From One User To Another

So I have this file stored in my account. It's postgres dump. To be able to use postgres it seems that I have to execute the following command. sudo su - postgres Once I do this I am now working as ...
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Changed access permission & ownership but still cant access files & folders

HDD from an old Win XP laptop is usb-connected to a Win7 laptop. I have changed the permission as well as the ownership of the drive and its sub folders, YET I can't access the content of the files ...
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How to mount shared folder/disk as 755 and not as 700 mode?

If I mount a time capsule disk (or another AFP, SMB network resource) and look on it with ls -la it appears as drwx------, so rsync can't access it (even with sudo). How to mount a network resource ...
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How to make directory writable to myself in Linux?

I have directory drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 Aug 11 17:05 webapps now I want to allow myself (dims) to write to this directory. bash-3.2$ groups dims dims : web2 users How to accomplish this? ...
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Forcing application to create files with 0755 permission

I'm running a game server (ut2004) on Centos 6. It creates demos, logs and other stuff which I need to process later with other applications. But the problem is - all these files have 0600 permission ...
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What happens when a file has restrictive permissions and the owner is not available?

I'm curious as to what happens to a file if let's say, it's permissions only allow the owner to read and write, and the group and everyone have no access at all. (700, or rwx------). Let's say the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unable to copy file to shared folder

I have a folder on Server and have set access permissions for domain users. Whenever a user tries to copy an image file(jpg, png, etc) to that folder, he is denied permission. But, if he copies text ...
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Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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share home folder between two windows instances on same computer

I've recently installed Windows 8 on my system and configured it to dual boot with Windows 7 I already had. Now I'm wondering there is a way to tell windows I want both my user accounts in each of ...
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Unable to access /var/www/sugarcrm/custom/Extension with www-data ownership

I've been working with SugarCRM Community 6.5 in an Ubuntu 12.04 development environment to do some testing before moving to production. I am using Apache 2, PHP5 and MySQL to run SugarCRM. I have ...
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Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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Restrict page access only to servers

I am running a cron job to excecute a file that should be accessed only by the server not others.my website is hosted by webhosting company and I have access to cpanel.. What should be done? I ...
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Prompt for username and password when accessing certain folders

We have machines in a department that auto-login with a department login at each machine so they all have the same generic properties. Managers and users both use these machines. The department ...