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

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properly not using root login for permissions with ftp

First off, I have a strong belief that I am trying to solve this issue with the entirely wrong point of view, so please, feel free to yell at me about how entirely wrong I am. My problem is that my ...
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How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?

I've searched a round quite a bit in the past and present for either a builtin feature or program for this, but had no luck. I want to password protect a folder, but do not wish to encrypt it. The ...
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How to set up mass executable file permission to all my scripts?

PROBLEM I have new servers and copied lot of files with these conditions: lot of files different suffix lost permissions among them there are other files now I need to set up all and only ...
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keeping file management smooth with NFS between two linux systems

I have my linux based NAS set up with NFS shares that are read only so my Ubuntu server can access certain files and folders. Now I need my Ubuntu server to be able to write to those NFS shares. The ...
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Directory Permission

My server is running redhat and has two users A and B, User A ownes /dirA Now I have created /dirA/dirB and did chown -R B:B /dirA/dirB/ when I su B and cd /dirA/dirB/ it workes fine. But when I ...
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Add group write permission to folder in Ubuntu

I have set up a mail server and I receive an error in the log file when trying to log in to Thunderbird. chdir mydomain.com/admin/: No such file or directory I was told that the the folder can be ...
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How to disable access right to the folder in Window 7?

I have two administrative accounts: A and B, and a standard account C. I want User A and C to have a permission to access a folder (can be any folder) but not B. Logging in from the account A, I ...
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recreating just the uid/gid unix permissions from tar

I was restoring a root partition based on a tar backup from system-rescue-cd. It went ok except the uid/gid mappings on the system-rescue-cd disk did not match the ones on this debian system that I ...
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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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can not change file permission even with root

Below is my problem , i am using Amazon linux AMI and there is a directory(Tomcat's webapps). when i try to remove that directory that says permission denied. How So? [root@ip-10-62-71-179 ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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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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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc? [migrated]

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used. I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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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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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

I have no idea what happened, but suddenly I cannot execute any programs at all on my XP box. Trying to run anything results in the error message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or ...
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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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Reload a Linux user's group assignments without logging out

When assigning a user's secondary group list using: # usermod -G <grouplist> <user> is it possible to force this group assignment to take effect without logging out all running ...
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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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Root Can't Delete Folder It Owns

Platform: CentOS 6.2 Shell: tcsh .............................................................................................................. EDIT 2 Brian Swift has pointed out a workable solution. ...
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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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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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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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Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
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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 ...