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Permission denied problem in Freenas + Transmission

Running Freenas 0.7.2 (5543) and Transmission 2.11 The problem it that i can not save a torrent where ever i want.. For example... I can save in: /nmt/1-500gb/Tv/dexter but i can not save in /nmt/4-...
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Windows 7 permission denied error

I've tried every single solution out there and nothing works. Here's the deal; I had WIndows XP. I backed up some stuff to an a drive. I installed Windows 7. Now I'm trying to access the files I ...
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Code signing issues

I have purchased a certificate from godaddy, which is now in .pfx format. I tried to convert it into .cer using Internet Explorer and Firefox. I tried to to sign midlet using converted .cer, but I get ...
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Common folder in linux

I have two users on my Ubuntu machine. I want to share some media files between these users, so I created a directory in /home/ called 'media'. I made the group 'media' and I added my user 'rks171' ...
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Cannot Delete Shortcut from Desktop because I need Admin Permissions even though I am Admin

Installing the new Malwarebytes 2.0 put a shortcut on my desktop that I want to remove, but dragging it to the recycle bin shows this message: I am an administrator on this computer, so normally ...
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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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ssh and home directory permissions

sshd will refuse to accept public key authentication if the user's home directory is group-accessible, even if ~/.ssh is set to 700? If the permissions on ~/.ssh are acceptable, why do the permissions ...
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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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Multiple Users with owner rights?

I have bought a VPS and I am busy with setting up a FTP server. This is working now, but i can give only one account owner rights. So i have made a group 'administrators' with 2 users. The problem is ...
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How do I delete a hard link to an executable I don't own?

I used the following command to create a hard link to an executable: ln `which xcrun` gcc The link worked as expected. However, it seems I don't have the permissions to remove it. $ rm gcc ...
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Deleting “undeletable” files in Vista

I recently upgraded my workstation from XP SP3 to Vista Business, and during the upgrade Windows moved my old C:\Windows directory to C:\Windows.old. I got all of the stuff I needed out of that ...
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Can't run “git” without sudo on OS X

I have an administrator account on my OS X Lion 10.7.2. I have installed a few applications through this account, but I am not able to run them without sudo. For example, I installed git and I cannot ...
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Whats easy way to change file permission in Linux

I don't want to remember codes like 777 all the time . is there any intuitive way to chnage file permission Suppose i want to have user --rwx group --rx others x how can i write this way like ...
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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 nobody:...
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Unable to do passwordless login to FreeNAS

I'm trying to use this command to allow me passwordless login to a FreeNAS box: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh root@server.com 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' But I get: /root/.ssh/...
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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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I've set up Apache, but I can't write to the '/var/www' folder

I've set up Fedora 14 with Apache, MySQL and PHP for my own homepage on a "server" (read: old hardware scrapped together). I'm logged in with my user, but I have no rights on /var/www/html. How do I ...
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What are the risk associated while setting file/directory permission to 0777?

Currently, I am not being able to upload a file to a web folder. Whatever I do, even setting the folder permissions to 0777 I cannot upload the file to it. Out of curiosity, I searched for the risk ...
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File permission. Write and execute only?

Is there any use if a file has only write and execute permission and not read permission?
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How can I prevent other users from seeing the contents of my home directory?

I have a box with multiple users on it and I want everyone to be able to have full access to their home folders, but not be able to see the contents of /home/ or another user's home folder (I.E. bob ...
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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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Avoid errors from tar failing to restore directory permissions

I observe the following behavior with both tar 1.26 and 1.27.1: $ mkdir a b a/diffowner $ sudo mkdir b/diffowner $ sudo chmod a+w b/diffowner $ echo foo > a/diffowner/foo $ tar -C a -cvf test.tar ...
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Samba: Read only for guests with a write list

Is there any way of allowing a read only guest access to a share and also have a write list for allowing some users to modify its contents? If possible, I wouldn't like to use files and directories ...
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How to change permissions on all files in a directory, and when new files are added, to default values?

I have a folder /home/userName/Public/Media in which I store all media on the machine; this folder is intended to be accessible by all other users of the machine -if only to stop them having to ...
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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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Setting correct permissions for uploading files

I have a php script that uploads a file to a directory called "uploads". The only way I can get the upload to work is if I do: chmod 777 uploads I know this isn't correct but I don't know ...
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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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Is there a way to add a column with file permissions (rwx) in Mac OS X's Finder?

I like using ls -l but it would be convenient to have this information shown in the Finder. Is there a way to do this?
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Silently Skip Windows 7 UAC Prompts?

NOTE: I am not trying to disable UAC. I have a Windows 7 machine where I've added one administrator account and one regular user account. When using the regular user account, a UAC dialog will show ...
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NTFS “Restore previous versions”

My harrowing experience over the past 24 hours: Windows 7 installation hosed after bluetooth driver install. Attempting to recover using restore points via "Repair" on the bootable Windows 7 ...
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CMD does and doesn't see this file?

I'm having a lot of problems with a particular file, LockupSystem.MDB . It doesn't help that there are lots of files with similar names. I tried to dir to find the file but I couldn't find it. After ...
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Administrator not an Administrator?

I have copied some files from an XP computer to a PC running Windows 7. I am logged on as a user who is marked as an Administrator. When I try to access the directory, I am told I don't have ...
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Is it possible to stop Windows from changing permissions on a Linux SMB share?

On Ubuntu I've made my user's Public folder an SMB share (using the same user as the smbuser) - I've then mapped it as a network drive on Windows XP. I can edit, from Windows, any file on the share, ...
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Permissions corrupted on temp folder?

I tried to run a game on a family member's computer and go a strange error: Apparently it got an Access Denied error message when creating a file in the temp folder. Since permissions should be ...
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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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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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Linux permissions for services

How do permissions work for services in Linux? I already know that I can set read, write and execute permissions for files and directories with chmod each for owner, group and other users but how do ...
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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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How can I block access to local files from Internet Explorer?

I want to create a kiosk station that will allow web browsing, but won't allow access to local files. How can I go about doing this?
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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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Setting filesystem mounting umask on OS X

(Using Snow Leopard.) When I plug in a flash drive formatted with FAT32, the permissions on all files on the drive are set as 0666; between colored ls and my obsessive-compulsive nature, this is ...
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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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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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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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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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Drive ownership corrupted Windows 7

A few weeks ago the fan in my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6) died. I took my computer apart to test the fan, which had definitely burned out, and ordered a new fan. In the meantime, there were files on my ...
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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 ...