Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.

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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 ...
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Preventing a Linux user from executing anything non-approved

For some user 'bob' in Linux is it possible to restrict the stuff executable by 'bob' to specific paths only. As an example suppose that the 'bob' has the home directory /home/bob 'bob' must not be ...
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Permissionless external drive with NTFS

I have an external hard disk which has 1 partition, formatted in NTFS. I use this drive on multiple computers with a different logins on different machines, Windows XP and Windows 7. All files are ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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Allow permission to custom bash command without allowing permission to underlying command

We have an automatic script on one of our servers, run by observing-user. It needs to tell another script, run by primary-user, to update a log file. The code for this is sudo kill -UPDATE_LOG pid ...
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File's permissions change when moved to Music Library - Windows 7

I've had a problem with my system that I discovered after I tried to add some songs to my music collection. I keep all my music files in the default Music folder. All of these files come from another ...
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Can't access/share Homegroup folders

I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can ...
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Windows 7 indicates “you need permission to perform this action” (deleting file)

I'm logged in as an Administrator on Windows 7. When I try to delete a folder (which shows Security settings indicating that Administrators have FULL access) I get a message that : You require ...
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Grant Ubuntu root permissions to ldap user

I have a development Ubuntu machine attached to our corporate domain. I have root permissions on this machine, however my ldap account does not. I would like to grant my ldap user unrestricted local ...
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Auto mount domain shares based on domain user groups

We are currently working getting some Linux computers integrated into our Active Directory domain at work. I have pretty much gotten everything set up but I am trying to figure out how to get Linux to ...
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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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I can't answer my Windows drive from PCManFM

I have a Windows installation and a Windows installation. I'd like to get onto my windows drive and copy some files over to linux without rebooting, but when I open up my file manager (PCManFM), and ...
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Why does moving large folders take a lot of time?

I have a large folder with >100k files. I moved it into my archive folder and its taking forever to move. Why is that? I know on XP it takes less than one second but not on Windows 7. I am sure its a ...
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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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Issues with file ownership after git push

I have a server at home running Ubuntu 13.10 configured as webserver and git repository. If I push my project from my system to the server a post-receive hook is executed that moves the files ...
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Recover Mypassport from misapplied permissions

I have a good working 2TB Mypassport. This morning I was trying to set it up as a shared drive through the network, and haven't yet had a cup of coffee I went to Permissions (instead of Sharing), I ...
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Can I allow open access, for all users, to all files on my PC?

My wife and I share a PC, but use separate user names. We put all photos into a C:\Family folder. Whenever I copy any files to this folder (from SD card, downloads, etc), she cannot open those ...
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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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(Mavericks-Apache) / You don't have permission to access / on this server

I am trying to get Apache running on my Macbook for development purposes. When I started it for the first time, I got the "It works." page and all was well but since I've tried adding a virtual host ...
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I broke SSH by using chmod on an EC2 Instance — How do I correct?

I have been running an Amazon EC2 Instance for a while, and recently accidentally changed permissions/ownership on folders recursively. I can no longer SSH into the instance. I do not recall what the ...
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Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
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Can't write files using new user on Linux Ubuntu via SSH

So I just added a user to my server, let's call it "user2", when I tried uploading a file via Filezilla while logged in to "user2" I got the error open for write: permission denied, so I assume ...
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future concern about accessing my vital files [closed]

i have a folder (with a lot of files) witch is so important for my job . so if i set permissions to just my username and system and delete everything else ( including taking ownership) will there be a ...
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Strange behavior on SSH public key login

I'm really stuck here. I've been trying to ssh into my ec2 server from local with a public key but it is not working. -> I get permission Denied (public key). The set up is as follows: Local: ...
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best practice for access permission to users for apache tomcat

I have a Linux box being shared by various developers. They want to deploy their war files in apache tomcat which in shared location (/opt/tomcat). Since they don't have sudo access, I have to change ...
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Windows 7 locked out of program files

I while ago my computer crashed and a file in my virus protector got lost in the recovery process. Because of this, I cannot uninstall, reinstall, or install a newer version of the virus protector. ...
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How to remove the requirement for administrator permission from a file in Windows 8.1?

I have recently launched TrueCrypt in Administrator Mode and created a encryped file container. Now when I want to move the file, rename the file or do anything it requires me to approve the action ...
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Mounting Directories with bind & different permissions

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 & trying to mount a folder using bind in /etc/fstab. Shown below is one of many similar entries; /media/Storage1/test /media/Storage1/WebDAV/Alex none ...
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ssh authorized_keys permission denied only until file is listed/stat'ed - VERY STRANGE

Ubuntu 14.04LTS running openssh. I'm getting a Permission denied (public key) when I try to ssh in using my public key. /var/log/auth.log shows "Could not open authorized keys ...
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How to always let rsync continue when (permission denied) error occurs

The following error happened with a rsync task. rsync: send_files failed to open "/home/user/scripts/@eaDir/script.js@SynoEAStream": Permission denied (13) rsync error: some files/attrs were not ...
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Unable to write files on CentOS

I have a VPS running on CentOS 6 and apache2 as webserver. I have several PHP scripts running in my server, and everything goes smooth, except to file writing. For some reason, my PHP scripts are ...
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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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I cannot remove 'target' folder on Windows 7 generated by Maven

I am getting a strange error since I compiled, cleaned and recompiled a project with Maven 3.1.1 using Windows 7. Basically the 'target' folder generated is no more "removable" and it looks like has ...
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List permissions all parent directories of a single file [duplicate]

Say I have a file located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0.x86_64/jre/bin/java. I want to list all its parent directories in order to view their permissions in order to get something like ...
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Linux Sabnzbd server permissions

The short version: Sabnzbd and headphones post processing fails due to permission issues on a remote file server where the files need to be stored. How do I allow the local Sabnzbd user to create ...
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Make files which starts with a dote visible for every user

I'm trying to delete an uploaded Dropbox directory, but only receive "550 Access Denied" and i don't know why. I already tried to set the directory permissions to 777 but nothing changed. On the ...
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sub folders access to multiple groups

I Have a shared directory Department, it has 3 sub directories department wise Account, Sales, Presales and each sub directory have there department employees directory in the same like acc1, acc2, ...
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Create user to execute select tasks

I would like to allow a application user to perform select sudo or root tasks without the need for sudo or root permissions or password being entered. Normal (Prompts for password): sudo appuser ...
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How can I change ACLs recursively using cacls.exe?

I want to restrict the access for everything inside the work directory to me and the system only. I tried this with the following command: cacls.exe work /t /p 'PIXLA09\Maaartin:f' 'NT ...
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Reset Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) File Permissions — All Files

Is their a script or process completely reset all file system file permissions to factory default? (Less restoring from a image backup or reinstalling the OS). This would include I've affected all ...
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Unable to open a suspicious folder as an administrator

I have a strange folder in my C: drive that is named "db0508036d5f02da1733769e". I've already run it through my anti-virus and malware scans and they have found no threats. Is anyone familiar with ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get the ...
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How To Fix Samba File Permission Issues in Mac OSX

I've had this problem for a long time, here is the basics of it... I use a mixed environment of Windows 7/8 computers with Mac OSX Lion/Mountain Lion. Whenever a Windows computer creates a file on a ...
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Grant access to User folder on external drive

I have recently replaced my notebook's HDD with an SSD, and reinstalled Windows 7 on the SSD. I bought a caddy for the "old" HDD, and I can successfully boot windows from the SSD. I can see the old ...
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How can I give write-access of a folder to all users in linux?

I installed apache2 on Ubuntu just now, and noticed that the /var/www folder is protected. I can just sudo everything but I would rather just give it write access. How can I do this? I tried sudo ...
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Samba permission denied

Once again samba has completely confused me. I need a share which is accessible (r/w) to only authenticated users. Everyone needs to be able to modify others' files, so I'd prefer to use groups for ...
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Change permission to all files expect one directory in linux

hi is there any way to change all files/directories permission except one single directory in a 'single linux command'? Thanks.
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Shared folder issues on Dropbox

User 'example@gmail.com' is owner of many folders which are shared with me (& others). When I update some files in those folders, the owner is not getting the updates in his/her account/folders. ...
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Java applet needs permission but doesn't ask for it!

I'm trying to connect a VPN connection (on Mac OS X 10.6.6) through a Check point java applet. The first time it ran I chose NOT to give it access to my files and such and now every time I try to ...
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Unix: Is there a way to “copy” file or directory permissions?

I have two files in a directory. One has correct permissions and the other has not. Is there a way I can "copy" the set of permissions from one file to another?