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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Windows 7 HOSTS files keeps reverting it's permission back to READ-ONLY

As a full-time Web Developer I am constantly adding fake domains to my Windows 7 HOSTS file to point a domain to my localhost web server that I develop on. I have even built a nice little PHP script ...
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Can I allow open access, for all users, to all files on my PC?

My wife and I share a PC, but use separate user names. We put all photos into a C:\Family folder. Whenever I copy any files to this folder (from SD card, downloads, etc), she cannot open those ...
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removing read-only access for a folder in windows XP

So I have this windows XP box which has a folder. When I look at its properties, it read-only is enabled. When I uncheck this checkbox and saves it, it saves with no messages, but when I open it again ...
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Why does different parameters for umask result in the same file permissions?

I tried changing umask settings for some files as: umask 0012 for file c: -rw-rw-r-- 1 unipro unipro 0 2010-10-15 11:30 c umask 0013 for file d: -rw-rw-r-- 1 unipro unipro 0 2010-10-15 ...
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How to allow a user in a same group chmod a file?

I have a very simple use case, but somehow it's not working. I have a user deploy who belongs to www-data group. When I try to chmod 777 a file, which looks like below, I get a permission error. ...
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Prevent user to read files from vfat filesystems - but allow to write

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. ...
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List permissions all parent directories of a single file [duplicate]

Say I have a file located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0.x86_64/jre/bin/java. I want to list all its parent directories in order to view their permissions in order to get something like ...
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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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I would like to block the Windows folder from Standard User accounts

I am running Windows 7 Professional. I'd like to block the HOSTS file from being changed by a Standard User account. How do I do this?
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Unable to open a suspicious folder as an administrator

I have a strange folder in my C: drive that is named "db0508036d5f02da1733769e". I've already run it through my anti-virus and malware scans and they have found no threats. Is anyone familiar with ...
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How do file permissions apply to symlinks?

Let's say you have this structure: + directory -- file1 -- file2 -- file3 -> /tmp/file3 file3 is a link to another file3 somewhere else on the system. Now let's say I chmod 777 the directory ...
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Why can't I edit a “Program Files” file on Windows 7?

I'm having trouble editing this file on Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\CMake 2.8.7\share\cmake-2.8\Modules\FindJNI.cmake If I edit it in Cygwin (vi) or TextPad, those two programs see the ...
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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Can't get file to copy from /sys/ on rooted Android [migrated]

I'm currently rooted on a Samsung S3 i9300 running a custom rom on Kitkat 4.4.2 I use es file explorer to perform root tasks on directories and files, I wanted to permanently turn off the led lights ...
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Read / Write Permission on Folder

I am running Linux Mint 16 and looks like I am having permission issues with a Data folder. Vuze is giving me an error message. 'Error Failed to Create Parent Directory 'media/jholderman/Data/Vuze ...
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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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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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Linux - group member cannot delete file with rw permission

Below shows a file, /tmp/testfile, owned by user1 with group changed to wheel that also includes user2. The file has rw permission for the group. So shouldn't any member of the group be able to delete ...
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NTFS permissions not propagating to all childs

I've been having a problem with permissions , that is driving me NUTS !! While "Administrators" is added to the NTFS permission on XY share folder ["Administrators" do not figure on all subfolders], ...
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Using scp to transfer files to an android device

SSHDroid lets an android device function as an ssh server. vSSH is an ssh client for android devices. I have a file on a remote server that I want to transfer to my android device over ssh, only ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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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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What kind of Windows privileges would make it so I can delete a file from Linux, but not create one?

So I have a folder with some crazy (Windows) ownership privileges. I have the folder mounted on a Linux guest OS virtual machine shared folder. I can delete files from the folder using rm -f, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...