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Error writing to USB mounted on Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi which I recently bought, and am planning to use it as a torrent box. While setting it up (over SSH) I tried to mount a 8GB SanDisk USB Drive I had connected to it earlier. ...
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disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run on non-administrative accounts

I want to disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run by non-administrative accounts but with administrative permissions. How can I do this? I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Does dd require CAP_SYS_RAWIO?

A little while ago, I found out from this that there used to be a way to semi-permanently disable the ability of even root to modify immutable & append-only flags (lcap CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE) or ...
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new content

I am unable to select either of the two options for Hidden Files and Folders in Folder Options settings in Windows 7. After I select and apply it reverts back to the no selection state(refer picture ...
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Host Django applications without root access

A friend of mine has his own server and I have just a plain user account. Is there some way we can set up Apache such that I can deploy Python WSGI applications without getting full root access to the ...
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What is the policy for permissions on /proc/<PID>/environ?

I see, that usual user process gets user-readable permissions: -r-------- 1 1000 1000 0 Nov 19 13:51 /proc/9083/environ but f.ex. SCREEN daemon gets root ownership: -r-------- 1 root root 0 Nov 19 ...
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recreating just the uid/gid unix permissions from tar

I was restoring a root partition based on a tar backup from system-rescue-cd. It went ok except the uid/gid mappings on the system-rescue-cd disk did not match the ones on this debian system that I ...
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Batch File to upload via FTP - 550 Permission Denied

I am trying to create a batch file that will upload a single file by FTP every time it is ran. Everything looks good in windows cmd. I get past the authentication of user name and password and after ...
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Group Policy Error Code 0x80070005

We have a group policy set up, it's a computer policy that moves a file from a network location to the standard Windows wallpaper location C:\Windows\Web\wallpaper. A user policy then sets the desktop ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc? [migrated]

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used. I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?

I have an MSI that needs to run with administrator permissions. This installer will do some admin stuff, and eventually put a shortcut on the user's desktop. When I set the installer to "Run as ...
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How to show system users in finder dialogue

I am trying to follow this tutorial http://ifmeister.com/mamp-file-permissions-for-a-local-development-environment/ to avoid user changes when working with MAMP. Go to your server root or project ...
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How to solve python bug without root permission

Python has a bug that can be fixed by modifying a file in /usr/lib/. But I don't have permission to edit that file, is there any way to solve this problem? Is it possible to overwrite that solution in ...
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Is it possible to set specific useraccess to an ftp on debian7?

Heyy guys, I want to set specific useraccess for my ftp running on an Debian 7. At first, let me explain everything: For a higher security I want to disable any logins (in the console and ftp) for ...
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How to tar a directory preserving not only permissions, but ownership too

I have to compress a directory using tar.gz preserving not only permissions, but ownership/groups too. And, in this directory there are many files that belong to many users.
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VisualSVN 2.5.16 authentication is driving me crazy - not working in MS Windows 7

VisualSVN 2.5.16 on a server, Tortoise SVN 1.8.1 as a client on a development machine. I've set up permissions on the VisualSVN Server Manger for someone to give them access to a repo. The ...
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Cannot reset WINS

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 computer with a rogue entry in the winsock catalog which I cannot remove. I've tried all of the following logged in as the local administrator and running from an ...
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Don't allow users to delete their home folder in Windows Server 2012

So i have this share setup, where i have the folder "users" shared and in that folder are 2 other folders for students and teachers and each one has folders for corresponding users. I have managed to ...
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Allowing Underprivileged Users to Install Fonts on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've run into this huge issue with a graphic designer. They want to be able to install fonts they have downloaded. This user is a non-admin user on the local machine and a non-admin user on our ...
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Why can't nginx access puma socket on CentOS 7?

So I have a Ruby on Rails app in /var/www/ owned by nginx with 755 permissions. Said app is intended to be deployed via puma. Like so: rvmsudo -u nginx bundle exec puma -e production -d -b ...
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Ubuntu: secure a folder & contents ?

Assuming that the root user is pretty much off limits, how would one go about securing a folder & its contents so that viewing & using it or anything in it is denied? e.g. ls would not ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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Allow a user to have access to all root privileges EXCEPT…

I'm starting to learn more about Linux security and I know a little bit about granting partial root privileges, but I need to revoke partial root privileges. Say I have two accounts, admin and user. ...
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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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How solve permission problems for docker in ubuntu?

I have installed docker as described here. I use Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (LTS) (64-bit). Everything during installation was well. Also command $ sudo docker run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash completes well ...
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Samba Guest User ACL Permissions issue

I am trying to set up a share where the underlying files are owned by a particular user but the samba guest user (nobody) has permissions to read/execute. I have spent ages trying different things and ...
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Access denied on a directory (my own): So locked down that everything fails from icacls to takeown

On my Windows 8.1 system, I have a folder called "D:\Benutzer\Alle\Musik" (I'm german, this is like Users/All/Music) which was linked to the Music library folder in windows. I decided to add my music ...
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Granting access to a registry key in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

I have some commercial software that is protected by a 3rd party soft license. This week the 3rd party licensing failed and I tracked it down to when it was trying to access this registry key: ...
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Linux Filesystem with either no discretionary access control (user/group permissions) or that can have it disabled

Is there a file system for linux that has no permissions? I have a folder that is shared between multiple applications and although they are all running in the same group, I am constantly having ...
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Why can't I add write permissions to this file?

I'm running Homebrew 0.9.5 under OS X Mavericks. My ultimate goal is to compile the source code for a program (not available through Homebrew) which depends on pkg-config. After installing Homebrew I ...
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Limiting access on windows 7 machine - strictly to one website

I have a windows 7 laptop that I want to use at my booth at an upcoming convention. The only permissions I want to give people on this machine, are rights to navigate our e-catalog which my website ...
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How to enable permissions disabled by administrator

Some time ago,I was bothered with getting notifications from Skype, the Windows 8 metro app, all the time,so I followed a tutorial on Google to completely disable app notifications. Now I want to ...
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How do I display the usage flags for my encryption keys in a less hackish way?

I am trying to educate myself on the use of encryption keys and I've been experimenting with this old Linus Torvalds’ key that I found 956EB7BF449FA3AB. I am interested to display the usage flags but ...
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Allow user via setfacl to chown files

I am using ACL to set specific permissions in a folder: setfacl -R -m u:wordpress:wrx /var/www/html/wp As that user, I am able to create a folder touch test but if i want to change the ownership ...
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Need simple NTFS permissions setup example

I have a fairly straightforward need to setup permissions on an NTFS filesystem using icacls.exe. I hope that someone can give a complete cookbook solution. I believe this example will provide a ...
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Centos How to give permission to view folder ?

I push all the local files to Google Compute Engine using gcloud compute copy-files then login to VM using gcloud compute --project and view the uploaded file using ls command it's there .. No ...
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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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Prevent shutdown if user locks machine in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I lock the PC when I leave it unattended, but the lock screen has a GUI power button which my child likes to click when no-one's looking, so often I lose work. How can I disallow soft power cycling ...
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linux user permissions with groups on file

I have one file owned by user: "ruler" and another user: "tzook" now I have one file that is owned by "ruler" and by group "deployers" here is the file: -rwxrwxr-- 1 ruler deployers 3040 Oct 28 ...
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All websites infected with PHP Malware. What to do now? [closed]

Theres around 45 websites hosted on a Ubuntu Linux server here which has been infected with a nunmber of viruses due to bad security on the servers. I believe that a chmod of 777 in various folders ...
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Unable to change re-change permission of a drive after changing it

On Windows 7 pro, I changed a drive's (M:) permission using it's properties with a account which have administrator's (not Standard User) right for all "USERS" but it affected on my admin account too ...
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Lost access rights and permissions to secondary storage drive 'Program Files'. How do I regain control?

My problem is - I am unable to delete/uninstall/overwrite all folders and files inside of 'Program Files' in my storage E: drive, my operating system is installed in C: drive. I've read posts of ...
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Adding permissions back to the Windows SYSTEM user

An older relative who is kind of paranoid about computer security thought it would be a good idea to remove permissions from the SYSTEM user (don't ask, sigh). So now the permissions on C:\ look like ...
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“Unable to Display Current Owner” & Access Denied when trying to take ownership

I'm facing a problem where I (logged in as the Administrator) am unable to view file attributes. Please see the screenshot below. I'm not interested in taking ownership (even if I wanted to I'd to ...
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rsnapshot: how to remove all files from a tree including read-only directories

I just discovered that rm -f can not remove files from a tree including read-only directories. Is there an alternative command that can do this? The removal is triggered by rnapshot and I thought ...
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How to tell if a directory is completely synced by rsync?

I'm rsync'ing some directories from one machine to another, in a cronjob. Each directory is complete set of data files. On the destination machine, is there a sane way to tell if a directory is ...
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cant “takeown” files permission with win7 in external drive

I am trying to take ownership of the files in my external harddrive by using the command below in win7 ultimate C:\Windows\system32>takeown /F "F:\ebooks\" /D /R But i get the error ERROR: ...
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Disable write permission for the user, Ubuntu

I'll be brief. I need to disable a single user to read and write files on the whole server with Ubuntu, except one file. That is, he can write to the file output.txt, but other directories are closed ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...