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Use one home directory for more than one operating system

I want to configure the same user account across multiple operating systems. Right now, I'm set up for general use in Mac OS 10.6.6 "Snow Leopard," and I have about 200gb of files in my home directory ...
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greyed out folder in OS X

I installed the intel compiler on my Mac (10.6), and it installed fine, but the folder in which it is installed (/opt, i.e. at the root) is not visible by default, and when I use the Finder "go to" ...
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Permission Issues in Linux

I will start of by saying that this is a homework assignment but I am stuck. There are two different parts that I am stuck on and may have the same solution. === FIRST PROBLEM === I have two ...
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How to get write access in guest os (linux) for raw disk (ext4) with virtualbox on Win7 host?

I created the vmdk-file as describe in Chapter 9. Advanced topics and added it to my guest vm. After it, I could mount the entire raw disk up in my linux guest vm. Now I can read the ext4 file system, ...
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copied user profile, now get “cannot access device…appropriate permissions” on system files

I'm running a Windows 7 x64 desktop. I had to replace my domain controller after losing the old one without a backup, so when I created a new domain user, of course, the system sees it as a different ...
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Can't access directory over SSH

I am accessing a MyBook server using SSH by means of public-private keys. I have a wierd problem where i am unable to access certain folders that i should logically have access to. I have a ...
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import Certificate in WIndow Xp

I have created a temporary certificate. I am trying to import this certificate.I am importing Certificate to Personnel store of Local Computer and then using FindPrivateKey solution to find privatekey ...
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Transmission-daemon not picking up on watch directory

Trying to get my transmission-daemon to pick up files from a dropbox folder, to make remote starting easier (it's a headless system). As far as I can tell, the settings.json file is as expected, but ...
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Apache directory permissions for a company intranet

I have a company intranet that I have recently migrated from Novell to Linux. I am trying to set up user permissions and I am losing my mind. There are a couple dozen departments, each with a ...
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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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What causes Mac OS X Permission errors?

This is out of interest rather then looking for a fix to a problem. What actually causes permissions on Mac OS X Systems to become messed up? Its an easily fixed problem (i.e. there's a quick and ...
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Allowing apache access to a subdirectory in a home directory without access to the home directory

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with encrypted home directories. I do development work on my computer and I want to have my webroot directory to be within my home directory so it is encrypted with ...
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Permissions for editing hosts file on Windows 7 Home Edition

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition on my laptop. I also have an instance of Apache Server running and am trying to create a virtual directory. I have updated apache's vhost-httpd file and now need ...
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How can I delete the cygwin folder on my c drive?

I have a folder called C:\cygwin. How can I delete this folder. It says I need permission from the administrator. However I am logged in as administrator.
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Change file ownership during write operation

By default the umask is 0022: usera@cmp$ touch somefile; ls -l total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 usera usera 0 2009-09-22 22:30 somefile The directory /home/shared/ is meant for shared files and should be ...
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Is it possible to shutdown a remote computer running Windows 7 via Telnet?

I've successfully connected to my Windows 7 desktop over wifi via Telnet from an XP Home netbook. To login, I use the following command: telnet -l "win7desktop\win7user" win7desktop win7user in ...
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How to specify group with chmod?

I was asked to add group-wrx permissions to a directory in another user's home folder. I believe what I should do is run `chmod 771 -R directoryname' in the parent directory. What I can't find ...
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Can I have an “execute only” batch file under Windows XP?

Is it possible to set up a batch file on a Windows XP system that a user will be able to execute but not read (type, edit, etc.)? I tried playing with permissions, allowing "Execute File" but not ...
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Messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6

I have messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6. I'll explain how: I wanted to add a cpan package for Bundle::DBD::mysql, cpan told me to update Bundle::CPAN first. I couldn't because of ...
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Linux permissions and owner being preserved with cp

I can't understand the following behavior: I have a file named someFile under /opt/com/internal/someFile If I do ls -all /opt/com/internal/someFile the permissions are 700 user:userGroup I am root ...
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Backup file attributes / restore them later

Currently I am trying to imagine a way of backing up all the file attributes and permissions of a certain directory, i.e. /volatile, for later restore. The procedere I have in mind would be: backing ...
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What is user/owner 24561?

So, I just installed the node.js package from nodejs.org and I was poking around to see what it installed. Over in /usr/local/bin I saw this owner 24561. I see it in a few other places too. What is ...
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Efficiently and Safely Deleting or Un-Trashing Time Machine Backups

I have been storing my Time Machine backups on an external drive. Noticing that space was getting low, I viewed that external drive in the Finder, selected a bunch of the folders and moved them to the ...
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What does the number after Unix/Linux file permissions like “-rw-rw-r--. 1 ” mean in “ls -l” output

Can any one explain "-rw-rw-r--. 1 " and give some "detailed" information on ls -lart command. Why does the number change after "-rw-rw-r--. 1 " <----
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Ubuntu: default access mode (permissions) for users home dir (/home/user)

What is a default access mode (e.g. 0755) for users home dirs in Ubuntu (e.g. what is output of ls -ld /home/*)? In other major linux distribs (Debian, RedHat, Gentoo, Arch)? How can I change this ...
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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 ...
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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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Automatically change ownership using WinSCP?

I saw several threads about having issues with unexpected file permissions after file upload. I tried their solutions with no luck, I have to raise the problem in my way. I run Nginx as ...
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Unzipping file whilst getting correct permissions?

I unzipped a file on my server using: unzip filename However this seems to have caused all the files having owner/group permissions of 0 0. I files I uploaded was a PHP software script, so ...
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How do I find all files that are *not* group writeable?

I see the following question describing how to find group writeable files: How can I find all PHP files with group write permissions? But I want files that are not group writable! (Also, I couldn't ...
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How to give user rwx access to another user?

How can I give userA access to all files created by userB / userC, including rwx permission? Is there a way to do this without giving root access? Adding to same group won't work because not all the ...
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How to recursively set owner or permissions to 'everyone' for all folders and files?

I have an external hard drive attached, and I need to set permissions to be 'free' for the user MyUser. I think I need to set the owner to MyUser also. How can I do this via terminal?
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Reset all permissions on Windows 7?

I have an external hard drive and I did something which I shouldn't have done, and I am annoyed that many files are prompting me about Administrator permissions to move a folder. They are regular ...
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Archive Utility.app “Error identifying a writable temporary folder”

I had to restore my Mac today from a Time Machine backup. Everything went swimmingly, except for now I can't seem to unzip files using Archive Utility.app. Wherever I try to unzip files on my ...
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Why does redirection fail when passing through ssh, sudo and sh?

After reading this question, I know that I have to do sudo sh -c 'ls -hal /root/ > /root/test.out' to avoid the "Permission denied" error. But when I do ssh hostname sudo sh -c 'ls -hal /root/ ...
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What is different between root and sudo?

A root user can have all the privileges. But a normal user can gain access like a root with su or sudo command and their own password. So what's the difference?
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Consequences of a Windows user being in both the Administrators and Users group?

When I add a new user to Windows (7 or Server 2k8) and I make it a member of the Administrators group, does it matter if I keep or remove the Users membership? Most of the time I remove the Users ...
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NTFS permissions - “Inherited from”?

I have a NTFS external hard disk. It was in use primarily with one laptop, but that laptop has since been replaced. With my new laptop, I'm finding all my files are now read-only. The "read-only" ...
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Setting Synology DSM default CIFS permissions

I just recently got my first Synology NAS (DS213+) and am running DSM 4.3 on it. I still have a few days of tinkering to spend on it before I need to decide if I should exchange it for a QNAP or ...
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Is it possible to give a user admin privledges over a service? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled? Our network admin set the ColdFusion 9 Application Server service to start automatically, ...
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Remote Assistance to Windows 7 Starter Permission Denied

Remote Assistance is enabled on a PC to-bo-controlled-remotely which is running Windows 7 Starter. I also allowed permanent access for it on the firewall. On the controlling Windows XP Professional ...
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How to give Apache access to files in my home directory?

I'm a Ubuntu Linux user (Lucid Lynx) who is running Apache. I have a collection of zip files in a folder in my home directory (~/zip_files) which I would like to be able to link to through apache, ...
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Can I view the Unix permissions of a file in a .zip archive?

is there a way to view the Unix permissions for a file under Windows?
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file permissions and group ownership using sftp

Is there a way to have all files created by a particular user under sftp to have a specific group and file permissions? The user in question, of course, will be a member of the group, but it is not ...
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NTFS Permissions - Create Files and Folder but prevent Deletion and Modification

Objective: A shared folder to which users can create files but not modify or delete them. Users should also be able to create subfolders. I have granted my security group the following advanced NTFS ...
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Can a user who doesn't have permission to read a directory still read files inside it?

Is it possible for a user who doesn't have permission to read a directory, but does have permission to read the files inside it, to access those files? If so, how? Or, put another way: If I want to ...
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Why does cifs asks for su rights to write any data into it?

I'm mounting a windows share as follows: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.178.49/public -o users,username=name,dom=domain,password=pword /mnt/nas Then I'm trying to create a simple file with some basic ...
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Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64

I'm a developer and as part of the build process, a Microsoft dll is copied to a certain folder. That file copy is now failing as the target can't be overwritten. I decided to delete it by hand ...
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Configure permissions for /dev/ttyUSB0

I'm trying to communicate with an Arduino from Ubuntu 12.04. When plugging in the USB cable, the arduino's serial port occurs as /dev/ttyUSB0. When I try to connect to it using moserial, I'm getting ...