Questions tagged [permissions]

Permissions limit the users and groups that can access, write, and execute a file.

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All my files under my HDD is read-only

can anyone help to fix my hdd. All the access is read-only after I reboot my laptop. I already tried to change the ownership and owner but still, I cannot save anything because all my files are read-...
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How to move files on the network server?

I'm trying to copy and paste folder on the mounted network server, and receive the following error: That is probably because of permissions, where can I configure them? If not permissions, then what ...
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Permission to second hard drive? Denied!

On a PC running windows, I installed a second hard drive. Since then I have removed windows and installed elementary OS. When I go into the file manager hard drive 1, with the OS on, is recognised ...
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Allow Adruino IDE access to USB ports?

I've installed the latest version of the Arduino IDE (1.8.4) following the instructions on the Adafruit website here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-arduino-ide-setup/linux-setup I connect my ...
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Can't copy & paste file from comp to usb

guys i can't copy & paste file from computer to usb it's says i already tried gksudo nautilus, and open as administrator. thanks
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Allow executing files as program (java..)

Where can I find the allow to execute file as program option in the Default elementary OS loki File manager? When I try to open a file such as jar using Java runtime a window comes up as '.......(...
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SSH private key permissions suddenly changed

Suddenly I get the "unprotected private key file" warning when trying to ssh. There is a server I connect to every few days and have never had this issue before, suggesting that somehow the ...
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My sudoers setting is not working

I tried to use visudo to edit the sudoers setting, and I added a line for my account below the root, here is how I do it username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/apt-get update,/usr/bin/apt-get dist-...
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How to copy old files in old partition to primary partition?

I recently switched from Windows 7 to elementary OS. I copied my important files from my Local Disk C to Local Disk D. I installed elementary OS in Local Disk C. After that I wanted to restore my ...
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How do I edit protected .ini configuration files

I tried to install and run Fakturama a piece of office software. It installs but it doesn't start. In a forum they say: edit /usr/share/Fakturama/configuration/config.ini and insert org.eclipse.swt....
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Cannot change ownership of a network folder shared from Windows

I have problem to change the permissions on a shared folder from Windows in elementary OS. I am using the chown command and it throws me the following error: pablo@pablo:/home$ LANGUAGE=en sudo chown ...