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Can't delete FTP Directory

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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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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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?
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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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How do file permissions apply to symlinks?

Let's say you have this structure: + directory -- file1 -- file2 -- file3 -> /tmp/file3 file3 is a link to another file3 somewhere else on the system. Now let's say I chmod 777 the directory ...
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Trying to rsync and use sudo on other end

Scenario: Mac OS X Machine - old computer - user: john.doe Mac OS X Machine - new computer - user: john.doe Goal: Copy /Users/john.doe/Desktop and /Users/john.doe/Documents via rsync Problem: ...
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How to set file permissions so that new files inherit same permissions? [duplicate]

I have a folder in which new subfolders and files will be created automatically, by a script. I want to maintain the user and group permissions recursively for all new folders and files placed in the ...
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What does the trailing “+” mean in file permission bits in Linux?

I used ls -a to list a file and got the following information: sqyang@intel4-88: ls -a 123 -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 root lsf 16845584 Nov 25 21:38 123* The file permission part is -rwxr-xr-x+. What does the ...
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What does the @ mean on the output of “ls” on OS X' terminal?

When doing an ls in a directory I get the following output: drwxr-xr-x@ 12 xonic staff 408 22 Jun 19:00 . drwxr-xr-x 9 xonic staff 306 22 Jun 19:42 .. -rwxrwxrwx@ 1 xonic staff 6148 25 ...
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Windows Search folder constantly recreated

Today I noticed the Windows Search service wasn't running. I recently rearranged a bunch of disks so I figured it just got confused. I tried to start the service manually but I got Error 3: The system ...
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How to make new file permission inherit from the parent directory?

I have a directory called data. Then I am running a script under the user id 'robot'. robot writes to the data directory and update files inside. The idea is data is open for both me and robot to ...
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Changing file permissions on an HFS+ filesystem

I ran the command fdisk -l to find out what my external drive is formatted to, I found out it's uses GPT partitions and the filesystem is HFS+. When I try and create a new folder on the external ...
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Windows 8.1 has locked down “c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” can't manually install/remove plugins for IE

I've discovered that the folder c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\ where IE puts ActiveX plugins that have been installed ... is seriously locked down in windows 8.1 The situation I'm seeing is ...
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How do I get permissions to delete files on Windows 7?

I updated my laptop's OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. There are some leftover files from Windows XP on the computer now. If I try deleting them I get the following error: You need permission to ...
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Permission denied when moving directory in VLC

I am trying to build VLC in Windows with Mingw and MSYS. When I run the following commands: ../bootstrap --build=i686-w64-mingw32 make prebuilt This error stops the build process: mv: cannot move ...
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Permission denied when copying a DLL

Windows is denying me permission to copy a dll from a mounted image. It says I need permission from all users to make any changes to the above mentioned file. Any suggestions?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server: permissions on /var/www for newly copied files

I ran the following commands to set up ACL on the /var/www folder in my Ubuntu 12.04 Server: sudo usermod -g www-data abe sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www I ...
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Permission denied when attempting to mv (sudo su userName)

I am currently working on a backup script to log into my production server and pull the latest SQL dumps to my staging server. I have no issue pulling the SQL dumps but I do have an issue with moving ...
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Unix File Permissions issue

I want to set permissions such that whenever a directory is created by a 'user' then its default permissions should be 775. But when that 'user' creates a new file then default permissions should be ...
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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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How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
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Duplicity can only restore as root on OS X

When I try to list or restore files from my duplicity backup in S3 on my OS X machine, I run into a permissions error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Can I install some ruby gem on a standard OS X user?

I have a Admin user for serious stuff and a Standard user for daily tasks, including front-end development. On the Admin user, I can install Brew, RVM, Middleman etc. But on the Stardard user, where I ...
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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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Make newly created or uploaded (via ftp) files belongs to a group by default

Each time you create a file or upload it via FTP, considering your user is "myuser", it's chwon would be "myuser" for user and "myuser" for group. So you have to manually execute chown command to ...
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Utility to grant admin rights to a user in Windows XP for few hours/days?

I have two accounts on my windows xp home desktop. The default regular user is used for everything and the 2nd user which has admin rights is used only for installations. I do this to avoid malware ...
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Linux - group member cannot delete file with rw permission

Below shows a file, /tmp/testfile, owned by user1 with group changed to wheel that also includes user2. The file has rw permission for the group. So shouldn't any member of the group be able to delete ...
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Using vim to force edit a file when you opened without permissions

I use vim to edit a file. Sometimes, I forget to have the appropriate permissions. I run vim and the file as a read only file. I can make changes, but I can't actually write the changes. Every once in ...
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NTFS permissions not propagating to all childs

I've been having a problem with permissions , that is driving me NUTS !! While "Administrators" is added to the NTFS permission on XY share folder ["Administrators" do not figure on all subfolders], ...
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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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Linux drive permissions for disk used by two systems

I've got a large mdadm-based RAID5 array that I've been using with an Ubuntu 8.04 system. I'm setting up a new 9.10 (alpha 6) system on the same hardware. mdadm does a great job automagically ...
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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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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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Permanent permissions change on /proc

I have a Kopete plug-in that tries to blink my Thinkpad light when I have a new incoming message. To accomplish this it uses a /proc virtual file provided by the thinkpad-acpi kernel module, situated ...
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How do you get the directory Security tab in XP Home or XP Media Center Edition?

I work with XP Professional everywhere, and never needed the ability to change directory permissions on my home machine. Lately, I've been running into a massive headache with IIS and ASP.NET ...
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Permissions on private key in .ssh folder?

I changed my permissions in my .ssh folder and now when I use a piece of software that uses my private key, I have to type my password each time. What should my permissions be on my id_rsa file to ...