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ACL On Linux like Windows Permissions

Is there something for Linux where you have more advanced controls for linux permissions on users and groups like Windows. Is that what SeLinux is about?
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Can't save game (write file to disk) from guest account, even with permissions

Under Windows 7 I have two accounts, one guest and one superuser. The guest doesn't have permission to install software (i.e. user the Windows Installer), but has been granted permission to read/write ...
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How to only allow particular programs to modify certain files?

I want to make certain directories on my drives read-only except to particular programs who will have full permissions. For example, the Microsoft Word might be allowed to modify the files in my ...
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2answers
216 views

create file in directory without x permission set on directory : How?

From this page, http://content.hccfl.edu/pollock/aunix1/filepermissions.htm, I understand that I need the +w bit set in a directory to create a new file and +x bit to cd into it/access its inode. So ...
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431 views

Accidentally ran “chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu /”, how to repair?

I accidentally ran "chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu /" on a cluster of 10 servers. I've since managed to repair the majority of the filesystem by initially editing /etc/rc.local, placing a lot of chown ...
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discover the directory that prevents a file from being read in linux

i'm getting a permission denied for a user in a really long path. $ sudo sudo -u user cat /l/o/n/g/path/file Permission denied i'm pretty sure path and file have permissions for that user. Is there ...
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4answers
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Write but not read permission on a file in linux

Is it possible to have write but not read permission on a file in Linux? What about execute but not read and write permission?
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1answer
235 views

Unable to create folder/file on root in spite of free space

Since some time I am unable to create file/folder on root. I always log in as root and was able to work properly. My experience is as follows: # pwd /root # mkdir xcxcx mkdir: cannot create ...
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“chown -R root /” how screwed am I?

I accidentally performed the command chown -R root / while trying to change the permissions to the public folder of my rails app. I believed this changed the permissions to all my folders on the / ...
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368 views

Get all files from a directory without read permissions?

In Linux/Unix, if I am inside a directory of another user, but cannot view the contents of the directory by typing "ls," how do I get a copy of all the files? Is the only way to guess what the file ...
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3answers
259 views

Does permission 777 allow scripts outside your server to write on it?

Let's say example1.com is located in US, and example2.com is located in EU. example1.com/folder/ has 777 permission. Will a script in example2.com be able to write on example1.com/folder/? Or is ...
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Linux: Giving a user read/write access to all files and directories

Is it possible in linux to give a user read/write access to all files and directories like root? EDIT I have a special case. I need to create a folder structure on which I can grand a special user ...
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464 views

Windows 7 file permissions

I am trying to move a file from a usb stick to a folder on my desktop. I have changed the various properties on it and its subfolder items and taken ownership of it. I have added full permissions to ...
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4answers
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Windows 7 Unable To Delete Folder in “Programs Files”

I am trying to delete the folder in C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\Current as a member of the computer’s Administrators group. This is a standalone computer, so no domain or anything. The original ...
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1answer
212 views

Transfer admin privileges to another account

I have one admin account that's empty, and my account which is admin but barely has any privileges at all (can't save anything in Finder, etc.). Could I somehow transfer my empty account's privileges ...
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Editing files in /var/www

I know that the owner of the files in /var/www must be www-data to properly run by apache. But when i run the chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www command i can't the php files in my editor. How can i ...
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2answers
685 views

chmod always gets “permission denied”

I keep a large number of directories and files on a Seagate NAS server, which I access from a Apple laptops running OS 10.5.8 and 10.6.8 variously. The server share has CIFS, FTP, and NFS enabled, and ...
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How to mount a partition at startup for single user, and deny access for the others?

I need to mount an EXT4 partition at startup but not for all users, only for my user. If it's possible (I'm sure it is) I would like to deny all permissions from that partition for the other users.
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NFS client (SFU in Windows 7) creates folders with 'x' bits set to false

I have a drive mounted on a Windows 7 64-bit machine from a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM via NFS. Whenever I try creating a folder from Windows, the folder is created with its executable bit set to false, ...
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1answer
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The Opposite of Umask for vsftpd

Is there a way to force permissions on newly created files, similar to umask, but in reverse? I already know I can kludge it with a cron job, but I am hoping that there is a better way. The setup ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 permissions on restored files

I restored an old Vista C: drive backup image to a new disk under Windows 7. How do I set permissions so I can browse files and directories, and delete at will on the added drive? Whenever I try to ...
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2answers
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Can I protect a file from being copied off my flash drive?

I have one flashdrive that contains serveral files type. (.mp3, .doc, .bnl) I need to protect another user to copy file .bnl out of my flashdrive. They just look and open only. For other file types, ...
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How to migrate file ownership on windows?

I just replaced my old (Windows XP) computer by a new one (Windows 7). Thus, I am working with a new user. How can I change the file ownership of my files on my various external HDDs to the new user? ...
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1answer
430 views

setting proper permissions

I just read up on setting up user privileges for different kinds of users. Id like to create a scenario where a user can ssh into the system but can create(write) files only in /tmp. Write access ...
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Linux Permissions

I am new to Linux. I am trying to copy some files from one folder on a Linux server to another folder on the same folder. The folders have different owners; however, I have read and write permissions ...
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3answers
612 views

Access denied on file system for System Administrator

Yesterday I got win32.Saltiy virus and did some damage before my Kaspersky suite caught it. Now I've cleaned all the viruses using Kaspersky but I believe the changes it did to the registry/policies ...
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2answers
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Access for admins is denied on user profile folders on Windows 7

As a member of the 'Administrators' group on Windows 7 (not in a domain), I launch explorer with admin rights (ctrl-shift). User profile folders on the system disk (like 'c:\users\murray') have ...
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Linux user group folder permissions

I have a basic linux file permissions question: I have a folder named test: $ ls -la drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2010-10-25 17:11 . drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 2010-10-25 16:53 .. drw-rwS--- ...
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most appropriate distro or setup to ensure root filesystem is never changed

I have a project I'm doing where I just want the computer to start up, run an application, and shut down. I don't want any data (log files, etc) to be saved and I want the drive to be clean (and ...
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How to pass a file from one user to the other (without of creating any copies of it)?

Suppose user "qqq" have file /home/qqq/bigfile.dat and want to pass it to user "aaa" without help of root (it need to be owned by "aaa"). What should users "qqq" and "aaa" do? Naive way: uid=qqq$ ...
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4answers
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Windows hiding other user's files?

I had a hard drive whose Windows installation (running Vista) became corrupt. I bought a new hard drive, installed Windows 7, and hooked up the old drive using an external enclosure. The Users folder ...
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How to lock a user into his home folder in Ubuntu?

How to lock a user into his home folder in Ubuntu?
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Permission to make symbolic links in Windows 7?

How can I grant a particular user the permission to create symlinks in Windows 7? I've searched through "Group Policy" and Google, but haven't found anything. On a side note, is there a way to ...
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2answers
673 views

unix file permissions

File permissions in UNIX are frequently specified as an octal number. Why is octal the preferred base for this purpose?
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In unices, do new folders/files inherit parent permissions?

In unices, do new folders/files inherit parent permissions? What about groups and owners? (maybe those don't qualify as permissions...?)
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How do I rid myself of promiscuous permissions OR: do file permissions transfer from HFS (Snow Leopard) to Fat 32?

Moving my digital life from Tiger to Leopard to Snow Leopard some file permissions have been mixed up in the process. Sometimes I can't move certain folders (I can only copy them) as I seem to lack ...