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ls -la symbolics… what does that last symbol mean?

Possible Duplicate: what does the @ mean on the output of ls on os x terminal? when I type ls -la I get this familiar output... drwxr-xr-x+ 38 kent staff 1292 Nov 6 11:09 . ...
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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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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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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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Allow specific user permission to read/write my folder

I have a folder /home/samantha/folder that I want to share with the user tom. He can read/write the folder. How do I do that? chown wouldn't do it because I still want to be able to be the owner of ...
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What should I do about com.apple.quarantine?

I've downloaded some .jar files from the internet and want to use them under Mac OS X. But the OS seems to have tagged them with the extended attribute com.apple.quarantine (no indication of this ...
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File I can't take ownership of

I downloaded a file from the internet (I can link to it here, but in the interests of not annoying other users, I won't post the link), and I can't delete the file with the message: You need ...
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How do I retrieve files from Time Machine backups from another computer?

Really it's the same computer - I just did a fresh install of Snow Leopard. When I try to open the Documents directory from my old user account I get The folder "Documents" can't be opened because ...
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After re-installing Windows XP I've got a folder I don't have rights to any more. How can I regain control?

On my second hard drive there's this folder: D:\73dca78350f1e7f756d03ee8 It contains two sub folders - "amd64" and "i386". After re-installing Windows XP I can no longer access these folders. I ...
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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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How can I always run the command prompt as administrator?

As a developer, I often have the need to open a command prompt for various purposes. For example, I use iisreset to restart my local web server. I typically open the command window in one of two ...
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recursively change owner windows 7

Somehow i accidentally set all the files in a subfolder to no owner and i cant seem to change all the permission. I can change one by hand by changing the owner then setting permissions but how can i ...
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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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Linux Group Permissions not being enforced correctly.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 server and am having some very counter-intuitive experiences with users/groups. For example: sudo touch test_file # create empty file sudo groupadd test ...
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Deleting another user's directories from my own

I am a non-root user, and have made a directory into which other users in my group can write. The directory is setgid, so files and directories within it have the same group. I can delete files ...
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Easy way to restrict permissions in an elementary school computer lab?

I'm putting together an elementary school computer lab. I have nine Windows XP Pro machines that are not networked and do not have internet access (no money to do either). I've created separate ...
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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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How can I make chown work recursively?

I've got a directory called pdfs that contains a bunch of sub- and sub-sub-directories. I want to change ownership on all PDF files in all of the subfolders. I just tried this: chown -R ...
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What is the difference between the default groups on Mac OS X?

Two questions: What's the difference between the groups "wheel", "staff", and "admin"? What do they do? specific use case: I'm trying to setup a local CVS repository as stated in the Apple webpage ...
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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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Change Windows 7 file permissions from command prompt

How can I change Windows 7 file permissions using the command prompt? I want to change permissions in program files, but cacls is not working for me.
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Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux

How can I grant permission for files to a specific user or a specific group? We have three groups: "g12" ("u1" and "u2), "g34" and "g56". g12 - should only read the file. g34 - should write and ...
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How to reset folder permissions to their default in Ubuntu 9.10?

I recently typed the command sudo chmod 777 -R / after that some things like sudo -i are not working normally. So I am wondering if there is any way I could reset the folder permissions to their ...
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Deleting folders give access denied error message on Windows 7, although I am administrator

I have an external hard drive that was used as a Windows partition before, but now I want to use it for storage instead. I have added it to my Windows 7 machine, but I am not allowed to write or ...
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Lack of permission to open user folder

I've experienced some error with my windows vista installation for reasons unknown (just a DELL from late 2008). Whenever I try to start up, the computer immediately reboots without letting me in. I ...
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restricting access to volumes disk even for admin account windows

I am running windows 7 x64. I am sharing my PC with a brother who plays a lot of games and runs all kinds of questionable programs that might have trojans, etc. A lot of that software needs admin ...
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symlinks for admin users on Windows

On Windows you can create symlinks either if you start the programm, you want to create a symlink in (e.g. cmd), as Administrator. or if you give your user/usergroup the permission to create ...
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Vista: setting file permissions

I have a server running on Windows Vista and am having problems setting file permissions. I want to set a folder to 777, but when unselecting read-only from Explorer, after going back to it read-only ...
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Modification of files with 777 permissions but not with 755 permissions?

I can modify the files with 777 permissions, but not with 755. I do it by sourcing some sed commands. I find it odd because I can modify the files with even 700 permissions in Vim. Why is it not ...
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How can I create an SSH user who only has permission to access specific folders in Ubuntu?

I installed SSH, but I found if I use my original account to login to Ubuntu, it has too many permissions. I want to constrain the user to only have permissions for specific folders in Ubuntu. How ...
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Symlink error when installing MySQL via Homebrew

Trying to install MySQL via Homebrew. The install seems to work fine but i get an error: "Error: The linking step did not complete successfully The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local ...
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NTFS: prevent/deny directory delete in a otherwise “personal” folder

I have a directory shared via CIFS from a Windows 7 "server". No domain: just simple workgroup. My clients access this directory via LAN via "Standard User" (no "Administrator") accounts on the ...
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What's the best way to share files on a Mac-only network without running into problems with permissions?

I have a few OSX systems on my home network and am trying easily share files between them. Each computer has file sharing enabled and I can view and add stuff to their public folders—that's all ...
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Reset all permissions on Windows 7?

I have an external hard drive and I did something which I shouldn't have done, and I am annoyed that many files are prompting me about Administrator permissions to move a folder. They are regular ...
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Permission Denied running python script from samba share

I'm trying to mount a samba share on a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop from a Fedora 17 desktop. I can create, edit and delete files with no problem but when I try to run python scripts on the share i get a ...
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Is there a way in Linux to update the user/group properties without having to login again?

After I edit /etc/group and I add a user to groups it didn't belong to, the user will not be able to use it's newly acquired privileges unless it starts a new session. Is there a command to refresh ...
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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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Why can't I delete a file where I have group write permissions on?

I have a file with the following permissions: root:data, and chmod set to 775. My normal user, let's call him boby, is in the data group. Why can't I delete the file with the user boby? ...
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Can I get UAC prompt for user from batch file?

Can I get UAC prompt for user from batch file? For example I need put some keys to registry under CurrentControlSet from batch file by reg import path\to\my.reg PS. runas is not a solution as ...
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difference between chmod 777 and chmod 007

What is the difference between chmod 777 and chmod 007? if 'others' means everyone, doesn't that strongly suggest the truth that chmod 777 = chmod 007?
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Unable to Change Windows Vista Read-Only Folder Attribute

Windows Vista and 7 use the read-only attribute of folders to also indicate that the folder is 'custom.' It turns out that this is preventing programs I use from updating files in my documents ...
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How to assign permissions to manage windows service when UAC is enabled?

I have following scenario: I'm local admin on my computer with Windows 7 Enterprise and UAC enabled Computer is not in domain and is not under group policy I run some program without running it as ...
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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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Account permissions on Windows 7 to allow easy access for one account, restricted for another

I have three accounts on my PC: Administrator Account_1 (Limited) Account_2 (Limited) What I want is to prevent Account_2 from accessing cmd.exe and taskmgr and permit Account_1 to access it ...
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Force change owner of windows 7 user folder

I copied my c:\users folder to my external drive and now I want to access it in another PC but it says I don't have permissions to access and I can't change the owner of it. How can I force to change ...
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Saving permission changes for device

I have installed a driver on SUSE, and changed permissions for it (/dev/name) with the chgrp command. However after rebooting my computer the change is lost. How can I save the permissions for the ...
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How to copy files from crashed Windows Home Server

Just received a help call from my parents who are having problems with a machine at home running WHS. Basically there are some hardware problems with the machine, and the only thing that my parents ...
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...
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sudo chmod -R 777 /

sudo chmod -R 777 / I did this. It was a mistake. Is there any way to undo it? Basically it's messed up more things than I can list. I don't have time-machine enabled on my mac.
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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 ...