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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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User with limited rights can still install some programs under Windows XP

I have created a new user as admin. Then I changed the new user's account into a limited account. It cannot install new software, however the account was able to install Mozilla Thunderbird and a few ...
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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 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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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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Why Git keeps track of changes in execution permission?

If you have a file added to a Git repository and you change the execution permission (e.g. chmod 0755 file), Git tells that file has changed. This can be useful, but sometimes is a pain in the neck ...
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Modification of files with 777 permissions but not with 755 permissions?

I can modify the files with 777 permissions, but not with 755. I do it by sourcing some sed commands. I find it odd because I can modify the files with even 700 permissions in Vim. Why is it not ...
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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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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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Permissions Error, cannot access both my Ex-HDDs

I'm in quite some trouble now. I'm a photographer and I store all of my important RAW files and processed photographs on my extrernal hard drives and have been doing so for quite a while. A few months ...
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How to chmod +x a file in Windows, for use in Linux?

I have a file that needs to be executable in Linux, which I'd do by using chmod +x when using Linux. My problem is: this file is compiled in Windows, and it's a pain to have to open my Ubuntu VM to ...
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FTP user permissions Ubuntu

I have a question about ftp rights on Ubuntu. I want to give a user only permission on 2 or more directories. The user may only see this directories. What file do I need to edit and what do I need to ...
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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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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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Change permissions upon uploading with scp

I am uploading files to my shell account using scp. As I need different permissions on the server than on my computer, I'd like to have a way to easily change the permissions upon upload without ...
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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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Cannot set ACL on ACL-enabled EXT4 partition

I am trying to enable xattrs and acls on a Debian machine. I've (re)mounted the partition in question with user_xattr and acl. (/dev/md3 is the partition in question) root@fs01:/# mount | grep ...
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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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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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Lost executable +x permissions after home folder encryption

I have encrypted my home folder, where I have many compiled installations of Qt, and now every executable file in all those installations have lost their +x flag in permissions, and I can't execute ...
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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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Official Microsoft statement on Windows file access privileges [on hold]

It's a common knowledge you can't write to "Program Files" on Windows Vista, 7, 8. But is there an official MSDN or Technet or another Microsoft article stating the administrative access is required ...
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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Access denied even though I'm an Administrator?

My user account on Windows 7 is part of the Administrators group which has a full control permissions on C:\inetpub\wwwroot: However, when I try to create a folder in it, I get the "access denied" ...
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Can't execute from Temp folder in Windows 7

I first came across this error when trying to write a program in Java that executes a .EXE that is packaged within the .JAR. At first I thought the issue was related to my program, or Windows 7 in ...
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Cannot Create Any Account on Windows 7 - User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

I have run this weird problem of not being able to create any users. It began with the idea of creating new user for gaming. Before that I had 2 Admin accounts, 1 normal password protected account, 1 ...
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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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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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Sticky bit and chattr

I want to protect my folders in $HOME from an accidental deletion. I applied chattr +i on them, but I noticed that the last is applied recursively, thus, indeed the folder can't be deleted but also I ...
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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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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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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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Only partial search results returned for Standard users on Windows 8.1

I've recently deployed some new PCs with Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Some users experience a weird problem with Start Screen search in that some Windows programs are not returned in the results. For ...
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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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How can I make chown work recursively?

I've got a directory called pdfs that contains a bunch of sub- and sub-sub-directories. I want to change ownership on all PDF files in all of the subfolders. I just tried this: chown -R ...
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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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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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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 ...