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Samba permission denied

Once again samba has completely confused me. I need a share which is accessible (r/w) to only authenticated users. Everyone needs to be able to modify others' files, so I'd prefer to use groups for ...
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Shared folder issues on Dropbox

User 'example@gmail.com' is owner of many folders which are shared with me (& others). When I update some files in those folders, the owner is not getting the updates in his/her account/folders. ...
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Create user to execute select tasks

I would like to allow a application user to perform select sudo or root tasks without the need for sudo or root permissions or password being entered. Normal (Prompts for password): sudo appuser ...
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Vim can break file permissions?

I was using Vim the other day as usual, when I noticed something strange. Here's what I did: ~$ touch testfile ~$ ls -l | grep testfile -rw-r--r-- 1 username groupname 0 Jul 23 10:00 testfile ~$ vim ...
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Trying to rsync and use sudo on other end

Scenario: Mac OS X Machine - old computer - user: john.doe Mac OS X Machine - new computer - user: john.doe Goal: Copy /Users/john.doe/Desktop and /Users/john.doe/Documents via rsync Problem: ...
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Windows 8.1 has locked down “c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” can't manually install/remove plugins for IE

I've discovered that the folder c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\ where IE puts ActiveX plugins that have been installed ... is seriously locked down in windows 8.1 The situation I'm seeing is ...
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Changing file permissions on an HFS+ filesystem

I ran the command fdisk -l to find out what my external drive is formatted to, I found out it's uses GPT partitions and the filesystem is HFS+. When I try and create a new folder on the external ...
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Permission denied when attempting to mv (sudo su userName)

I am currently working on a backup script to log into my production server and pull the latest SQL dumps to my staging server. I have no issue pulling the SQL dumps but I do have an issue with moving ...
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Make newly created or uploaded (via ftp) files belongs to a group by default

Each time you create a file or upload it via FTP, considering your user is "myuser", it's chwon would be "myuser" for user and "myuser" for group. So you have to manually execute chown command to ...
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I broke SSH by using chmod on an EC2 Instance — How do I correct?

I have been running an Amazon EC2 Instance for a while, and recently accidentally changed permissions/ownership on folders recursively. I can no longer SSH into the instance. I do not recall what the ...
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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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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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Permanent permissions change on /proc

I have a Kopete plug-in that tries to blink my Thinkpad light when I have a new incoming message. To accomplish this it uses a /proc virtual file provided by the thinkpad-acpi kernel module, situated ...
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Permission denied when moving directory in VLC

I am trying to build VLC in Windows with Mingw and MSYS. When I run the following commands: ../bootstrap --build=i686-w64-mingw32 make prebuilt This error stops the build process: mv: cannot move ...
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Dropbox folder permissions changing to 700 and causing re-sync

I've just got myself a new Macbook Pro 13" running Mavericks, my first experience of OSX 10.9 having moved up from an older mac running 10.7. After setting up my local web development environment and ...
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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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How do I grant myself permission to make symbolic links on Windows 8.1?

I am trying to figure out how to grant myself permission to make symbolic links as a non-administrator on Windows 8.1 (NOT Windows 8.1 Pro) which lacks gpedit.msc. How do I do this?
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Allow administrator rights to a program running under a limited account

I have an application I support which requires permission to read and write to the Registry and also create files on disk and CD-ROM. I would like to run the computers using a limited user so nothing ...
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Allow user to traverse path to given directory

Say, I want to give a user colleague read access to a directory /rather/long/path/to/the/directory, but not necessarily to its parent directories. As explained for example here and there, I first ...
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Vsftpd upload file with www-data permission

how can i get correct permissions drwxrwxr-x on file that are uploaded with Ftpuser1 in /var/www? Actually if i create file with Ftpuser1 i got this : -rw-r--r-- 1 Ftpuser1 www-data 0 Jul 11 ...
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Software updates on low permission users

What I am looking for: Allowing my software to automatically update without administrator account and keeping it to the standard methods. The software setup The software is installed at: Program ...
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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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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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Mac OSX finder requiring permissions when deleting file, even after chmod

I created a Python script that requires sudo permissions to run (doing ICMP requests). This script creates a small directory and a couple .csv files, as well as a log.txt file. At first, after running ...
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Virtualbox VM folder and files permissions

I've copied VirtualBox VM folder from windows to linux server. (win machine died, so I restored backup). Now I want to place VM somewhere in /var/vbox/... and run VBoxHeadless on system startup. What ...
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cygwin's chmod behaves as working, but it does not work

My Cygwin installation is behaving strangely: chmod does not work. [09:45 Administrator@DellIns14 ~] > ls -ls /usr/bin/chmod 64K -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administrator None 38K Feb 6 2012 /usr/bin/chmod ...
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Apache won't follow symlinks even with permissions set

I can't get apache to follow symlinks outside the web root directory, even though permissions look OK and FollowSymLinks is on. The details are below. I have two world-readable text files: /tmp/hello ...
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grant create-symbolic-links on win7hp (which doesn't have gpedit.msc)?

I want to be able to symlink target directories for all the usual reasons, on win7hp, for which gpedit.msc is apparently not available at all now. Best hits I can find are Permission to make symbolic ...
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How to I best set file permissions in a home network with Windows Computers?

How to I set up file permissions in a home network with Windows computers? Need both read and modify Windows 7-8.1 The most important files are on a USB drive connected to a Windows 7 netbook ...
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I copied a folder with copy&paste instead of 'xcopy'. How to fix that?

I copied a folder (Windows Server 2003) with copy-paste instead of 'xcopy' or 'robocopy'. Now I lost the original permissions, and I can't re-do the copy process (can't access the original folder). ...
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Permission on create folder in ftp using vsftpd

i need create folder on FTP with permissions 755 and files with 644, so i set local_umask=02, and files are create with permissions 644 but folders stay 775, how to make folder with permissions 755, ...
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What use is apache's `Require all denied` directive?

The docs state that this works similar to the old Deny from all. While I see how Require all granted works fine, without a new Order directive Require all denied is basically a placebo: Require all ...
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Linux permissions on a remote mount

On Windows, when I look at the permissions on a remote folder, the accounts are qualified with the machine name or domain, i.e. the authority for the account name. On Linux, if I have a VM with a ...
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mount XFS filesystem in ubuntu with permissions

I want to remove data from a Netgear Stora drive that I can no longer access via the Stora itself. The drive appears to be fine, but the Stora is fighting with my router, and it's old and somewhat ...
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Granting full rights on all files (owned by su) within certain directory

I got some trouble with a server situation, where i keep some configuration files in a sub-directory of a web project. Using my superuser account, i make changes to these files, which NetBeans commits ...
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FTP.exe ls to local Output File Permission Denied on Local Network

I am trying to access a directory on my Filezilla FTP server using the ftp command in Windows from a local computer on the network, and then put a list of all those files in the directory in a text ...
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Windows 8 administrator denied access to file

I was working on a project with a library I've never used before (HaxeFlixel) as well as git for source control, and FlashDevelop as an IDE. I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but there is now ...
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Add domain user to local administrator group on non domain system running Windows 7

I would like to know how to add a domain user to local administrator group of my system. My system is a non-domain system running Windows 7. I want to add this user to the administrator group, so ...
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What do I have to do so I can get 2 users to be able to access disk drives / partitions at the same time?

I mounted a disk drive using UserA ==> /run/media/userA/myDisk . userB is a member of the same group of userA. Why can userB not access the mountpoints? What do I have to do so I can get 2 users ...
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How can I open a command prompt as TrustedInstaller in Windows 8.1?

I read that "TrustedInstaller" is the new root account in Windows 8, when it was previously "SYSTEM". The SYSTEM account still exists, but it's not the highest level admin account anymore. While I can ...
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regedit command results in “access denied” in cmd

Edit: The issue at this point is that a regular user is granted access to the registry and there is no prompt for administrative credentials whatsoever. Prior to changing permissions (See Scott's ...
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Odd behavior when Git repo is in C:\Program Files

We have a Git repo in C:\Program Files\Some-DB\Some-DB-Queries. When Git (or SourceTree) is run as Admin, everything works as expected. However, as non-Admin, after pulling into a local repo, Git sees ...
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Permissions on /tmp and /private/var/tmp

I'm having troubles starting XQuartz after Disk Utilities → Repair Disk Permissions: My permissions are as follows (after a+w on /tmp). I seem to recall /tmp should be a symbolic link, but I'm not ...
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scp to remote server permission denied [migrated]

I try to copy files to a remote server (OSXServer) using scp. I have 2 user accounts on that server with what I thought the exact same settings. Now I tried the copying files into the respective home ...
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www-data group write after sftp?

I'd like to have my apache user be able to read and write files, my sftp user(s) to be able to upload files that are then available (rwX) to both other sftp users and apache, and everyone else read is ...
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USB is read only when not used with my computer

I have a 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive that works great, except for when it is not used ony MY user and MY computer. If I use it on any other computer, user, or even a Live USB, it is mounted as ...
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Why does the alien package converter need root permissions?

When trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.rpm but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: Ownerships of ...
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Restrict access on home server

I have a RaspberryPI with Raspbian. I want to host some files on there and give access to my friends as well via FTP and SSH. I want to create a big shared folder of sorts where they can read/write, ...
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Server 2012 Modifying sharing privileges on a folder via script

I have recently been employed by a small company as a software engineer. I am stepping a bit out of my element and doing a bit of IT work for them as needed as well. Currently I am going over some ...