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 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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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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change permissions for files and directories under home directory

I share a Linux server with several people. Is it better to change the permissions of files and directories under my home? I wonder if other or group users will have access to or even modify my files. ...
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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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Write permission on binary/executable files: Are they necessary?

I thought: echo hello world > /usr/bin/firefox would display the message in the browser. Nothing happened. Then I tried: echo hello world > /usr/bin/kwrite to see if kwrite opens with 'hello ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot set ACL on ACL-enabled EXT4 partition

I am trying to enable xattrs and acls on a Debian machine. I've (re)mounted the partition in question with user_xattr and acl. (/dev/md3 is the partition in question) root@fs01:/# mount | grep ...
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I am unable to change permissions of files in my home directory(NIS)

I am unable to change permissions of files in my home directory. For example: Here /home/user1 is the home directory of the NIS user which is mounted from netapp filer. user1@localhost ~ $ pwd ...
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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 ...
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Fixing/Correcting OS X home folder file permissions

Long story short, I managed to muck up the file permissions within my home directory in OS X (Lion). While I'm familiar enough with linux file permissions and more than comfortable changing them, 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 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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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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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 ...
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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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Windows 7 - cannot access my own external disk

I use Windows 7 Home Premium and external USB disk with NTFS partition. I cannot write-access the my own files on it, even as a member of Admnistrators group! Is there any way how to go around this ...
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rsync permissions from Windows (cygwin) to Linux server

I'm trying to sync files from development machine running Windows (using cygwin) to staging server running Linux. I tried rsync -avz --no-p --no-g so synced directories/files would receive default ...
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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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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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How can I reset windows 7 file permissions?

I looked at this post and it seemed to be close to what I want, but my case might be a little worse: How can I reset my windows 7 file permissions to a rational state? Basically a while back I (very ...
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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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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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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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Effective Permissions in Windows Server 2008 R2

So I created a VHD for testing some permissions on a computer attached to a domain The VHD is mounted as E:\ Inside of E:\ I have created a folder called web (so e:\web) I right click on the web ...
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How to keep owner and permissions at Samba edit/rewrite of file?

A file owed by the "apache" user on Linux (CentOS) has permissions a+rw (666): -rw-rw-rw- apache apache file.txt When I edit the file as "mz" user with a local editor (e.g. vi), then the ...
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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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Cannot access Samba Share that is on Linux

I have 3 virtual machines; Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and CentOS Linux. The Server is configured with active domain. The CentOS VM has a Samba Share which has rights for the domain ...
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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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uTorrent error: Access is denied

When I booted my computer today and opened up uTorrent it went on, as usual, to check the torrents that I had been running before. On one it returned an "Access is denied" error after it had been ...
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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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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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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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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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How to protect files/folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut on windows

I need to share data on an external drive that will be handed over to someone else, and I would like to achieve the following: (1) protect all the files and folders from being ...
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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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Unable to open MS Access MDB from mapped drive hosted on Windows Server 2008

I administer a MS Access database (.mdb) at my workplace and users are reporting that the frontend can't be opened. The database is split (backend/frontend) and users access the frontend by either a ...
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Prevent copying from specific network locations [duplicate]

A tad unusual question! I need to prevent users from copying (via Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V, Drag+Drop, Edit>Copy / Edit>Paste) from a folder on the local machine. I won't go into details of why, as it's ...
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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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Can't run QTCreaor

I cant run QTCreator from menu (debian 7). When I try to I get following error: Failed to change to directory /root (permission denied) But I still can launch it from shell, and I'm using my ...
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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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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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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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mount: Prevent user to read files from vfat filesystems

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. ...