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Can I chown /etc/hosts so my user owns it so I can edit it without sudo?

It's a bit inconvenient to have to sudo emacs /etc/hosts whenever I want to make a change to my hosts file, especially since I don't use a Terminal-based editor primarily. Could I change the ownership ...
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Windows.old - How does it work? Contents have disappeared

When I installed Win8 Developer Preview over my WinXP, it produced a Windows.old that contained the old "Program Files" folder among other things. After a few weeks of mucking around with W8DP not-...
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How do Excel file ownership and permissions work on a shared network folder?

There is an Excel file on the server, 4 people are accessing it and editing it. At times if the file is already in use, there is weird message that it has been locked by 'user123' and user123 has ...
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sudo chown fails with operation not permitted

I have found similar questions here, but the answers provided to those questions do not resolve my problem. If I do: sudo chown <username> main.m I get an operation not permitted error. ...
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Restrict device ownership to root only. But why?

NSA's Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 recommands restricting device ownership to root only. So my question is why should we restrict device ownership to root? And ...
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PHP mkdir() permission denied

I've got a server setup with Centos 5.6, Apache 2.2.19 and PHP 5.2.17. PHP is being handled by suPHP. In the global php.ini safe_mode = off open_basedir = none Apache is set to run as nobody in the ...
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How can I change the registered name in Windows 7 to my own?

how do I change the registered name in Windows 7 to my own name?
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Force change owner of windows 7 user folder

I copied my c:\users folder to my external drive and now I want to access it in another PC but it says I don't have permissions to access and I can't change the owner of it. How can I force to change ...
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Old hard drive file permissions still there

I have a new hard drive, put Windows 7 on it and want to get all the files off of my old hard drive. I put in my old hard drive as a slave drive. I can see the files but when I try to move 'em, it ...
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WinSCP clobbers permission & group on replace

Is there a way to tell winscp to keep the group and permission of my upload file? I am tired of modifying webpages/webapp binaries and needing to change the group to www-data so the server can read ...
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I am unable to access my C drive. It says it is unable to display current owner

I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate OS, and my dad recently changed the setting in the sharing tab of my C drive to make it more private when I was using a shared network. Unfortunately, something he ...
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can't access/delete or retake ownership of previous MyPictures folder (win7)

I have a directory called pics which was configured as My Pictures folder, now I changed the location to another directory but I can't remove the old pics folder. When I go to the security properties ...
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Going to reinstall Windows 7, will I have ownership issues with files on my external hard drive afterward?

I'm going to reinstall Windows 7 soon. I'm going to "backup" my files by copying and pasting them to an external hard drive. I had a lot of problems with file ownership while doing this when upgrading ...
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Cannot access an application folder in Program files

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit on a new machine. I installed an application using a ClickOnce installer. The application runs fine, but I cannot access the application folder it ...
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In Windows Search, is there a metadata property for permissions or ACL that can be searched on?

Basically, I want to be able to search for folders a specific user or security group has access to using Windows Search, but I'm unsure if there is such a metadata attribute that can be used, e.g. ...
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sudo equivalent configuration on Solaris 10

I am looking to configure on Solaris 10 to achieve the below: user=jon group=jtu jon is owner of /opt/app user=ken group=jtu ken is owner of /data On Linux I have added the below line %jtu ALL= ...
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How to make a file editable by two different users in different groups?

I have a folder at /home/www/, and the owner is www, which is part of the www-group. I have another user, john, part of the john group. How can I chown /home/www/ to make it writable by both www and ...
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Root directory permissions on Mac OS X 10.6?

I was wondering if it's normal that the root directory / should be owned by “root”. I get asked for my password every time I want to do something there (e.g. save a file, create a directory) and I don'...
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recursively change owner windows 7

Somehow i accidentally set all the files in a subfolder to no owner and i cant seem to change all the permission. I can change one by hand by changing the owner then setting permissions but how can i ...
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Take ownership of entire drive?

I bought a new pc and installed my old HDD as secondary drive , how can I take ownership of all files and folder on that harddrive. I remember there was some commandline tool icals or something which ...
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Groups issue on Ubuntu

I am member of couple of groups lets say Master, Student, Web. The problem is that by default whatever I do is first created under student group. I need to set it so it is created with Web group. ...
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No permission to see the files after using Migration Assistant in Snow Leopard

I have installed Snow Leopard in a separate partition in my machine. After verifying the installation was good, I went ahead to use Migration Assistant to restore my profiles and applications from the ...
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Get full control over every file/dir in a drive?

I recently installed windows seven pro on which I made an admin account, and then my regular account I use for everyday's use. My issue is that my other partitions contains plenty of data coming from ...