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Remove inherited permissions with SetACL

I'm using SetACL as an alternative to icacls to process objects' DACL SACL and ownership. After reading the documentation, I see that the clear parameter clears the ACL of any non-inherited ACEs, ...
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Error writing to USB mounted on Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi which I recently bought, and am planning to use it as a torrent box. While setting it up (over SSH) I tried to mount a 8GB SanDisk USB Drive I had connected to it earlier. ...
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Root access permission in normal user directories?

Short story; I run a setup as root to install a program, which will create some files and directories in home folder of a normal user. The error is I don't have write permission to it. So I go to the ...
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Strange behavior when sudo -u

I'm trying to set up daily backups of my postgres database. To that end I've created a /home/backups directory, and inside it the /home/backups/postgres directory. The owner of /home/backups/postgres ...
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nginx php can't write files on centos machine

I have this PHP code: <?php $myfile = fopen("testfile.txt", "w") ?> And the following permissions in my '/usr/share/nginx/html' directory drwxrwxrwx. 3 root root 4096 Nov 20 08:51 . ...
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disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run on non-administrative accounts [duplicate]

I want to disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run by non-administrative accounts but with administrative permissions. How can I do this? I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Linux - File ownership not working

I'm running an Apache setup on Arch Linux (Apache runs as user http, group http). The document root is under /srv/http. I've added my user (ben) to the http group, and chowned /srv/http to http:http. ...
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Does dd require CAP_SYS_RAWIO?

A little while ago, I found out from this that there used to be a way to semi-permanently disable the ability of even root to modify immutable & append-only flags (lcap CAP_LINUX_IMMUTABLE) or ...
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new content

I am unable to select either of the two options for Hidden Files and Folders in Folder Options settings in Windows 7. After I select and apply it reverts back to the no selection state(refer picture ...
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Host Django applications without root access

A friend of mine has his own server and I have just a plain user account. Is there some way we can set up Apache such that I can deploy Python WSGI applications without getting full root access to the ...
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What is the policy for permissions on /proc/<PID>/environ?

I see, that usual user process gets user-readable permissions: -r-------- 1 1000 1000 0 Nov 19 13:51 /proc/9083/environ but f.ex. SCREEN daemon gets root ownership: -r-------- 1 root root 0 Nov 19 ...
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Access denied on a directory (my own): So locked down that everything fails from icacls to takeown

On my Windows 8.1 system, I have a folder called "D:\Benutzer\Alle\Musik" (I'm german, this is like Users/All/Music) which was linked to the Music library folder in windows. I decided to add my music ...
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How to start a program explicitly specifying it's capabilities?

su user_name program starts some program with other uid; chroot path program starts some program with other /; ( ulimit -v 80000; program) limits program memory... How to limit program's ...
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Batch File to upload via FTP - 550 Permission Denied

I am trying to create a batch file that will upload a single file by FTP every time it is ran. Everything looks good in windows cmd. I get past the authentication of user name and password and after ...
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Group Policy Error Code 0x80070005

We have a group policy set up, it's a computer policy that moves a file from a network location to the standard Windows wallpaper location C:\Windows\Web\wallpaper. A user policy then sets the desktop ...
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Folders added to external HD and don't have permissions to delete it

Recently I bought this HDD, and then I restored my laptop to older image of itself and I needed Microsoft .net environment 4.5, so I installed it while the external HD was attached to the laptop. ...
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Allow network interface configuration without root priviledges

I have second network interface and I want to allow non-root users to configure it (Ubuntu). Is it possible to do this with udev or setcap? What should I rather use and how?
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Code Editor Permission On Ubuntu [duplicate]

how do I give my code editor permission to save to "opt/lampp/htdocs" on my Ubuntu system?
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Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?

I have an MSI that needs to run with administrator permissions. This installer will do some admin stuff, and eventually put a shortcut on the user's desktop. When I set the installer to "Run as ...
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How do I manually mount a linux file system read/write as a normal user?

This may seem like a stupid question, but with most Linux stuff, it seems to me that a lot of trivial things are not documented. Anyway, I want to simply mount an ext4 file-system onto a normal mount ...
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How to show system users in finder dialogue

I am trying to follow this tutorial http://ifmeister.com/mamp-file-permissions-for-a-local-development-environment/ to avoid user changes when working with MAMP. Go to your server root or project ...
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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: ...
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How to solve python bug without root permission

Python has a bug that can be fixed by modifying a file in /usr/lib/. But I don't have permission to edit that file, is there any way to solve this problem? Is it possible to overwrite that solution in ...
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Connection Status: unknown access is denied

My main user profile is having problems showing stats for my network. The Vista network connection icon has a red x in it and states, “Connection status: Unknown" "Access is denied.” on mouse ...
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Is it possible to set specific useraccess to an ftp on debian7?

Heyy guys, I want to set specific useraccess for my ftp running on an Debian 7. At first, let me explain everything: For a higher security I want to disable any logins (in the console and ftp) for ...
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Traverse path up and check/set permissions in shell script - how?

In a given shell script I need to take a known path and check it upwards (to the file system root) for correct permissions. How would I split the path and walk upwards in a shell script (can be bash ...
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VisualSVN 2.5.16 authentication is driving me crazy - not working in MS Windows 7

VisualSVN 2.5.16 on a server, Tortoise SVN 1.8.1 as a client on a development machine. I've set up permissions on the VisualSVN Server Manger for someone to give them access to a repo. The ...
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How to tar a directory preserving not only permissions, but ownership too

I have to compress a directory using tar.gz preserving not only permissions, but ownership/groups too. And, in this directory there are many files that belong to many users.
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Cannot reset WINS

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 computer with a rogue entry in the winsock catalog which I cannot remove. I've tried all of the following logged in as the local administrator and running from an ...
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How to remove ReadOnly from files in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and want to remove readonly from files, I tried all possible method like unchecking the readonly option from properties... using attrib command in CMD and Right-click on "My ...
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How can I get around “error 0x80070522” when creating files in the root of the C drive (C:\)?

One of our customers has just found a problem when trying to create a file on the root of the C Drive (C:\), on a Windows 7 Professional PC. I know they shouldn't be keeping files here, but there is ...
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Windows 8.1 0x80070522 error on secondary drive

I need urgent help somehow suddenly something changed permissions and maybe ownership on my secondary drive and right now I can't save or copy anything there. I checked permissions and the ...
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Why can't nginx access puma socket on CentOS 7?

So I have a Ruby on Rails app in /var/www/ owned by nginx with 755 permissions. Said app is intended to be deployed via puma. Like so: rvmsudo -u nginx bundle exec puma -e production -d -b ...
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OS X: How to override stupidly restrictive permissions on an HFS CDROM

My friend sent me an HFS format CD-ROM of files to look at, and it has some unhelpfully restrictive permissions. For example, here is the ls -l output for one of the directories: d--------- 4 chris ...
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How can a Greasemonkey script dynamically change the permitted URIs of other Greasemonkey scripts?

Is there a script or an extension for adding or removing a web URI from the pages a Greasemonkey extension is enabled for, ie equivalent to adjusting the URIs in the @include lines dynamically with a ...
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Nginx, php-fpm, virtual hosts and premissions

I have apache-mpm-itk + php_module setup and user's folders/files belongs to them. But I want to migrate several accounts to nginx + php-fpm. What should be the right permissions on folders/files if ...
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How to prevent a file from accessing the internet?

There are some .exe and .dll files belonging to some programs on my laptop which communicate with the internet without my permission (for self-update generally). I want to prevent those files one by ...
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Don't allow users to delete their home folder in Windows Server 2012

So i have this share setup, where i have the folder "users" shared and in that folder are 2 other folders for students and teachers and each one has folders for corresponding users. I have managed to ...
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Ubuntu: secure a folder & contents ?

Assuming that the root user is pretty much off limits, how would one go about securing a folder & its contents so that viewing & using it or anything in it is denied? e.g. ls would not ...
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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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Allowing Underprivileged Users to Install Fonts on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've run into this huge issue with a graphic designer. They want to be able to install fonts they have downloaded. This user is a non-admin user on the local machine and a non-admin user on our ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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Windows Vista/7 “need permissions” to delete

I'm on Windows 7 but experienced this kind of trouble on Vista as well sometimes. When I want to delete a folder when I have previously accessed a subfolder of it, Windows cannot delete it and instead ...
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Allow a user to have access to all root privileges EXCEPT…

I'm starting to learn more about Linux security and I know a little bit about granting partial root privileges, but I need to revoke partial root privileges. Say I have two accounts, admin and user. ...
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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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Mac OS X boot disk is 'greyed out'

I have recently performed a fresh install of Snow Leopard on a MacBook. Everything seems to be working well with one exception - the hard drive icon does not open a window when clicked, and appears ...
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Samba Guest User ACL Permissions issue

I am trying to set up a share where the underlying files are owned by a particular user but the samba guest user (nobody) has permissions to read/execute. I have spent ages trying different things and ...
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How to deny delete/modify permission to a file?

I want to deny myself the ability to modify or delete an executable. When .NET Reflector asks you if you want to update: and you choose No it spontaneously deletes itself as ...
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recovering a windows home server (v1) hdd

I just had my windows homeserver (v1) die All im left with are 3 hard drives 2 of the drives show up as blank when I plug them into my usb sata reader the 3rd drive has 2 partitions system and Data ...