Questions tagged [permissions]

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

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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed elementary OS 5 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. While logged in to my administrator user account, I created another standard user account for my son. I ...
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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 ...
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Is there a whitelist for internet access in parental controls?

For young kids I think it is easier to start with only a couple of open web sites.
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permissions override inside Files

How to move files inside Juno/Pantheon "Files" if blocked by permissions? I want to use the graphic interface tabs to drag things around, but I don't see an equivalent of "sudo mv…" for this action. ...
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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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How to allow AppCenter to auto-update apps as in Android's Play Store?

How to allow AppCenter to auto-update all the apps as it happens in Android's Play Store or in Microsoft Windows? It is a little annoying to give permission every time to update the apps. And if one ...
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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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Why don't I have "permission" to delete files off my USB bootable drive?

I'm the only admin/user on my laptop, so I don't know why this is an issue. I right-clicked on the files, and under "permissions" it shows that I'm the owner and there are options that can ...
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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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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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permissions issue for email folder stored on NAS

I am using Thunderbird, and store my local mail folders on NAS. Suddenly for no apparent reason some (and only some) of them have changed permission from 777 to 600. Thunderbird files are fine and not ...
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How to give flatpak apps access to system libraries (eg. give Intellij access to system JDK)?

So I am new to elementary OS and also flatpaks in general. How do you give access to flatpak apps so that they have access to system libraries? I can't access the system JDK with Intellij for example, ...
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How to transfer photos from mac os to elementary os

I have breathed new live into my 2011 mac by installing elementary os. How do I transfer photos and music files from mac os to elementary os? I have saved all my photos and music files to an external ...
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How to unlock folders?

I'm new to Elementary OS, I'm having an issue with the folders. The folders have lock icons and I can't edit or delete or modify any of the files. These are from the Disk partitions, however, I'm able ...
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Every time Brave opens, it asks for "password to unlock key chain"

Every time brave browser opens, it asks for permission to access my keychain. I believe this is a permissions issue, but am uncertain. How can I give Brave access to my keychain without having to ...
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HDD connected by Caddy is not enabling write execute permission

due to speed issues i changed my os to ssd and put my HDD through the slot of CD player by using Caddy, now the directory of HDD is /media but can't paste or delete anything on it i used sudo chown -...
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eOS and Win 10 can't see eachother files in an External HDD formatted NTFS

I bought this Seagate Expansion Drive with 2TB of space so I could backup files from both machines I have, one with Elementary OS and another with Win 10. It worked at first but weirdly it seems not ...
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Giving higher permission to flatpaks

How I must give a higher permission to flatpaks? for example I can't send files with Telegram flatpak.
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Files showing Lock symbol Elementary OS Juno

Noob here, I installed Elementary OS Juno at first nothing happened but after a few days somehow the files permission changed to read only
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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-...