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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Automatically chmod a+r on files copied into my (OSX FUSE / sshfs mounted) VFS

I have a virtual Linux machine running LAMP. On my MacBook I've mapped ~/remoteFS to this machine's ~/ using OSX FUSE & sshfs. i.e. First I install OSX FUSE. then I do: sshfs ...
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Linux – cannot remove owned file with 777 permissions

I've couple of files that I cannot remove using rf -Rf command. I'm the owner of those file and the group assigned to those files is also a group my user is in. What's even weirder is that I can edit ...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Why I can't access to this directory after that I use the chown command?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem. I have installed a LAMP environment of an Ubuntu Linux system dedicated to the develop (it is on my PC and it is not a production server). So ...
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PHP server permissisons for files and directories granted, but still not allowed

I have php code on Codeanywhere where I'm simply trying to create a file on the server but yet gets the following error : "Warning: fopen(file.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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Write file permissions for root user

I have a file called myfile that I would like to move using: sudo mv myfile deep-dark-directory/ I need to use sudo to move the file as deep-dark-directory needs root privileges to write and I ...
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No permissions on my own user folder after settings the “permissions” option in my mount at fstab

I have a dual boot setup on my computer which is Windows 8.1 and elementary OS. I edited my /etc/fstab file to mount the Windows partition on boot so I can share files between the two operating ...
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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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Files attributes in Vagrant (VirtualBox) Linux guest, with Windows as a host

By default Vagrant (via VirtualBox) has a share /vagrant, which is a perfect place for project source code, as this is a root directory where Vagrantfile is located on host. The problem is my host OS ...
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MySQL Workbench periodically errors on auto-save?

What could cause this? It pops up every few minutes while MySQL Workbench is open. I already tried the obvious, blunt-force fix, but it didn't work: Granting all permissions to Everyone in the entire ...
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Windows 7 ProgramData permission denied despite admin

I've tried to install Skype today, started the installer as Admin etc. but then comes up with an error saying 'You do not have permission to access C:\ProgramData\' despite being logged in as Admin ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine?

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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Error code 2503 - Cannot install software on Windows 7 (64Bit)

A short while ago, I had my hard drive die on me and at the same time my 1Tb backup drive! I took it back to the guy I bought the PC from and although the backup drive could not be recovered, he ...
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Ntfs-3g mounted drives with read-only/no access to certain users

I have a raspberry pi where two ntfs drives (after installing ntfs-3g) are mounted automatically having the following lines in etc/fstab: /dev/sda1 /media/USBHDD1 auto noatime 0 0 /dev/sda2 ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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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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DD-WRT: /tmp folder permissions

After making a simple hello world OpenWRT package I installed it to the /tmp folder on the dd-wrt device. The program shows up in ls /tmp but when I try to execute it, it shows me /tmp/helloworld: ...
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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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So I accidently ICACLS *.* /DENY MYUSER:(W) /T on system32

Please help I can't even open notepad I was trying to do it on D:\windows LOL Any way to restore all permissions to default? I'm afraid to restart the computer...
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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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How can I delete .FON files on a Windows 7 PC?

I want to remove two .FON files (not in the "Fonts" folder), but got this error: Apparently just copying a file is enough to be hogged by Windows. (This is my pet peeve with Windows: it does a lot ...
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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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Restrict a Windows executable's read/write access to specific directories

I have an application which I need to test, and I would like to restrict its read/write access to specific directories (All other directories other than its parent folder, in this case). How can this ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Folder permissions are Read-Only causing ProcessExplorer not to execute under Win8.1 x64

OMG! I'm going nuts. Yes, I've read the articles regarding that the RO flag on a dir means to look at customizations in desktop.ini, but seems like Process Explorer didn't get the memo. I DLed the ...
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Why does chown reports “Operation not permitted” on OSX?

I am trying to do the following on my Mac (10.6.7) : sudo chown myusername:wheel ./entries but Unix/Mac is returning "Operation not permitted". When I ls -lash the culprit file, it looks as ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin account is logging in as a user account

This one has me completely lost so I hope there's someone out there who can help. I'm running Windows 8.1, I have the only account that has ever been on the computer and when I set it up I set it as ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Unix touch command on Windows 7? [duplicate]

On Unix the touch command allows you to change the date of creation of a file. I would like to know whether there is an analogous command on Windows 7 which would allow you to change the dates and ...
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Don't have permissions to save file in Mac OS X using Vim, even after using sudo

I’m trying to edit the following file on my machine: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf First I got an error stating that I don’t have permissions to change the file, fair enough. I then used sudo but I still ...
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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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Laptop motherboard died. Need to copy hard disk info to my desktop PC

I bought a cable (SATA to USB) and took out the hard drive from my laptop, then connected the hard drive to my desktop PC (which has two good high-speed hard drives, each 2TB) with the cable. I ran a ...
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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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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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SELinux remove extended ACL

I have a set of files that can't have selinux's extended acl on them. When running ls -la I get a result similar to: -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 Aug 8 2014 filea -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 ...
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File still unwriteable in /var/www/html after the chmod command

I've got some trouble while trying to install some applications on my linux system. It is said that the files in my /var/www/html/xxx directory, where I put them, is not writeable. The command chmod ...
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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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An attempt to scp a file I can read returns the error, “No such file or directory”

I'm trying to scp (secure copy) a file from a remote server to my local machine. The command I am using is this: scp user@server:/path/to/source/file.gz /path/to/destination But the error I get is ...
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changing the ownership to subfolders will affect the other folder owned by the same user?

I would need full access to the subfolder A owned by user xxxxx .(unknown may be moved out of organization) The parent folder is owned by root. Whether I am able to achieve this by changing the ...
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How do I allow access to folders I mistakenly over secured in Windows 7?

I stupidly denied access to my user folder for the administrator group, and now I can't fix the problem. I set the Administrators and HomeUsers groups' permissions on my Account's user folder to Deny ...
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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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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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Problem in delete the file in windows vista, it says access denied

I am facing problem in deleting file in windows xp?.. It always says that file cannot be deleted & another user using the file. But I haven't used that file & try to delete the file again ...
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Lock file permanently as read-only in Writer

Is it possible to lock a file in OpenOffice.org Writer permanently? Giving it a "read only" status forever?
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Permissions on private key in .ssh folder?

I changed my permissions in my .ssh folder and now when I use a piece of software that uses my private key, I have to type my password each time. What should my permissions be on my id_rsa file to ...
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Permissions for Win 7

Please! I have no computer knowledge for certain issues at hand and really need for some kind and patient soul to help me. I do not understand Permissions and wonder if their is a list showing the ...
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Troubleshooting GnuPG “get_key failed” error caused by incorrect filesystem permissions

Situation: we plan on using PHP's GnuPG extension to encrypt/decrypt files. Currently we've setup some test cases, using keys generated with GPG. The generated files reside in: ...
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Is it possible for Windows 7 to differentiate between files created by a process run by a user and files created by a user?

A File Created by a Process that is Run by a User For example, I use my user account to run a process which creates a bunch of files. A File Created by a User I copy a file, or create a file using ...
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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 ...