General :: Using Chmod(), Function To Set Permissions For My Files/directories?

Feb 16, 2010

I am using chmod(), function to set permissions for my files/directories.How can I set -R flag for it???

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Software :: Unable To Use Chmod To Change The Directories Permissions?

Feb 6, 2010

i have installed linux4 on vmware and now i am to copy any file but not able to paste it in any directories and when check the permissions there is no write permission for any of the directories .Not able to use chmod to change the directories permissions.

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General :: Chmod Doesn't Change Permissions On Files In Subdirs

May 15, 2011

I have a Qnap 219p NAS to which I have connected a USB external harddrive. I can access the external harddrive from my windows box using the network share, but at first i couldn't access the folders. The permissions set in the NAS GUI for the external drive is correct and are identical to the permissions set to the 2 internal drives.

I ssh'ed to the nas and used 'chmod -R 770 /share/external/sds1' - this granted me access to the folders, and some files. I can open all files in the root, but if I go just 2 folders 'deeper', i can't open the files in this folder, and in the folders after that.

In ssh, if i navigate to the folder wher I cannot open the files and use 'ls -l', i can see that the permissions (770) hasn't been applied to these files. How can I get chmod to apply the 770 permission to all files, folders, subfolders and files in subfolders etc., without having to chmod every folder one by one?

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General :: RW Permissions On External HDD - Chmod: Changing Permissions Of `whatever': Read-only Filesystem

Mar 15, 2010

I have a problem with my external hdd, I mounted it manually and in the mount table it says ive got rw permissions. But when i try to change permissions it says:

chmod: changing permissions of `whatever': read-only filesystem.

This is my mount table:

[root@localhost ExtHDD]# mount
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)


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General :: Multiple Users To Create Directories Over SFTP So The New Directories Keep The Same Permissions?

May 15, 2011

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www.Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data group. The www directory has an owner www-data and a group www-data.

I have used chmod -R 775 on the www folder, but after I try to create a folder test through my SFTP server (using Filezilla) the group of the directory created has only r and x permissions, and I am not able to log in with the second user user2 and create a directory within www/test due to a lack of w permission to the group.

I also tried using chmod 2775 on www directory, but without luck. Can somebody explain to me, how can I make it so that a newly created directory inherits the root directory group permissions?

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General :: CHMOD And Highlighted Directories In Terminal

Mar 16, 2010

So I gave the following permission using sudo su to some directories:
sudo a+x -R ~/<SOME FOLDER>/*
sudo a+w -R ~/<SOME FOLDER>/*

After doing this, I can access write and read all directories but my terminal shows these folders highlighted and I really dont like this. Is there any way they can look like before (with no highlights)?

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General :: Chmod Change Only Directories Recursively

Mar 28, 2010

Is it possible to change only directories access permissions recursively with some linux command. I need to set x (access) permissions on directories but not execute on files. [URL]

chmod - change file access permissions
-R, --recursive
change files and directories recursively

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General :: File Permissions Not Set Through Chmod?

Jan 4, 2011

I had created a file under a directory & set the permissions through chmod command but when I create another file under this directory, I get the default permissions. Is this due to umask or can I set the file permissions through chmod under a directory.

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General :: Chmod To Allow Read And Write Permissions For Directory?

Mar 31, 2010

I have created directories in root. I am looking for the chmod command to allow all users read and write permissions to a specific directory. I have done chmod 775 for a file but I need this for a directory. This includes permissions on all files and sub directories.

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General :: Check And Fix The Permissions To Avoid Writing (chmod O-rwx /home/*)?

Jan 17, 2011

I would like not check first, and if not ok, then to write the permssisions. Means no use to write endessly on disk if not needed. How to check and fix the permissions to avoid writing (chmod o-rwx /home/*) ?

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General :: Chmod: Changing Permissions Of Public_html: Operation Not Permitted

Apr 6, 2010

I run a small site and today I've discovered that my site is down. I found that cPanel has flagged the account suspended even though I haven't got any quotas on the account. I don't know what went wrong. I've tried to unsuspend the account in WHM but a certain part of the function failed.


safe_userchgid: chown: /home/crocbits/public_html: Operation not permitted at /scripts/cPScript/ line 93.

After searching the internet someone mentioned that the problem might lie in the permissions of the public_html folder. I had a look at the permissions and the folder had no permissions d----- When I try to chmod the folder I get this error:


chmod: changing permissions of `public_html': Operation not permitted

I have no idea what to do next. All the files in the directory are locked too. I tried to move them but this command isn't allowed either. I ran these commands under the 'root' user in SSH.

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Ubuntu :: Single Command That Will Remove All 'other'permissions From All Files And Directories Under /home?

Sep 10, 2010

What is the single command that will remove all 'other'permissions from all files and directories under /home.
Just starting to learn Linux.

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Server :: Samba Permissions - Files & Directories Can't Be Renamed / Moved / Deleted

Feb 10, 2010

After what feels like weeks have tinkering around trying to get a Samba file server set up, I've finally given up! I have 4 drives and 2 groups:

1) Dev - Available to all users in both groups (normal and admin)
2) Misc - Available to users in admin group only
3) Admin - Available to users in admin group only
4) Accounts - Available to users in admin group only

Drives 1 and 2 are working fine, with the correct access rights. Drives 3 and 4 can be browsed by admins only, but no changes can be made at all - files & directories can't be renamed/moved/deleted. What is most confusing is that Drive 2 is set up exactly the same as Drives 3 and 4. The process I went through to get them working:


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General :: File-permissions On Read-only Media: Allowing For Access Without Chmod?

Mar 14, 2010

I've hit a wall here; I'm attempting to find some way by which to view files and cd into directories on a device mounted read-only. So I need the permissions to read, write, execute (and the same with directories), but chmodding is out of the question because I don't want to alter the drive one iota.

I guess what I could do--what I was thinking of initially--was to dupe the whole drive and then mess with permissions. This wouldn't affect the original (actually I'm working on a duplicate of the original, but I'm treating it as if it were the original) but I was hoping for something that would maintain data integrity. This is a forensic application and not altering the data is very important.

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OpenSUSE Network :: SAMBA - Changing Default Permissions On Files And Directories Created From Windows Clients

Mar 9, 2010

I have a fileserver running openSUSE 11.2 and samba services for file access from MS Windows based workstations. My question relates to changing default permissions on files and directories created from the windows clients.

Following are extracts of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file :

Even with the above entries, sometimes there are files and directories created by the windows clients having permission

Probably my lack of understanding in ACLS.

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General :: Create A Backup Directory And 3 Directories Within That And Some Files Within The 3 Directories And Then Back Them Up Ot Restore Them?

Dec 19, 2009

i am in need of linux help. iam at college and i need this back/restore script to pass this final part of an assessment. i require a backup script that will not only backup but also restore files to the relevent directories. e.g. users are instructed to store all wordprocessor files in a directory named wp. so i am needing to create a backup directory and 3 directories within that and some files within the 3 directories and then back them up ot restore them. l know i should/have to do this myself by been trying to get/understand info for the last few days and came up with zero.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Get Chmod To Function Recursively

Jan 12, 2011

it seems to me I can't get chmod to function recursively. I have a folder with a couple subdirectories in it and a few in each of those etc. Now, I want to give everyone read-write on all .c files. So, I typed in terminal:

Code: chmod -R 666 *.c However, none of the .c files in any of the subdirectories were touched, i.e. I could have accomplished exactly the same thing by typing

Code: chmod 666 *.c I did RTFM, and it seems that what I did initially should have been the ticket. What am I doing wrong?

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Ubuntu :: Chmod Ugo+rwx / Not Able To Access The Directories?

Dec 19, 2009

I have an external fat32 hard drive. It already has some files on it. Now, I mounted it and it shows the owner to be root. fine. but when I change the permissions, it does not seem to change it. I am not able able to access the directories, even as root !.I was able to create directories, but "luckybackup" wan not able to write to it due to permissions. I take it the lucky backup is executing as root/ but even otherwise, if I do chmod ugo+rwx, why do the permissions dont change ? (no erorr message by chmod).
here is the stuff: (ext drive mounted at /seagate)

rootubuntu--seagate# chmod ugo+rwx *
rootubuntu--seagate# ls -l
total 128
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 32768 2008-08-11 21:03 HPComputerKeyFolders
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 32768 2008-08-11 21:02 Other
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 2007-04-06 18:27 Recycled

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General :: Permissions To Backup Some Directories?

Apr 30, 2010

I need to backup some Directories but
sudo chmod 777 *
Wont include permissions for daughter dirs

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General :: How To Store Files / Directories In Different Different Directories?

Mar 23, 2011

I am writing a script, in that my requirement is, if all the fill types stored in one directory from that we need to separate different different directories based on the file types.

for example in a directory(anish). 5 different types files
1- directory
2- .txt files
2- .sh files

like that and my requirement is the (1- directory is moved to one new directory(dir) which we are given in the script)and (2 .txt files are moved to another new directory(test) which we are given in the script)and ( 2 .sh files are moved to another new directory(bash) which we are given in the scrip)finally the directory anish should be empty..using bash it is possible !!

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General :: Change Permissions Of Individual Directories?

Nov 5, 2010

i have an ntfs mount that i wish to change permissions of individual directories.i have mounted many ntfs volumes successfully, mounting is not the issue. the issue is that when mounting, i need to specify 'blanket' permissions, owner, group etc. i have no idea how to change permissions for individual folders.

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Fedora :: Chmod Has No Option To Skip Lowering Execute Bit On Directories?

Aug 20, 2010

Chmod has no option to skip lowering execute bit on directories? Now that's something I would consider a serious bug.

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Ubuntu :: CHmod And File Permissions

Dec 10, 2010

I have installed php, mysql, and apatche. And i need the /var/www/ folder to be able to be read witten, and acsessed by anything. I have tried chmodding 777. But it still doesnt work.

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Fedora :: Chmod GUI For Read And Write Permissions?

Nov 25, 2010

Is there also an chmod GUI for read and write permissions?

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Ubuntu :: Chmod File Permissions Between User And Root ?

Jan 26, 2011

I want to have two kind of users in a work machine having ubuntu 10.04,

1) He is the admin, have sudo privilages and install, do all types of work, his username is abhilash

2) A user who is normally a IT administrator, who can just install or remove softwares, but cannot access files of abhilash.

I'm trying to do this and my head is going blank, The problem where i'm stuck is, if IT admin can install softwares, then he can become sudo as sudo su, then he can view my files

So here is a small test i did, first with abhilash.


Now others and group don't have any permissions! But when IT Administrator becomes root, he can see this file


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General :: Accidentally Did A 'chmod +x Foo' When Meant To Do A 'chmod A+r Foo'?

Jul 17, 2010

I accidentally did a 'chmod +x foo' when i meant to do a 'chmod a+r foo'.

-rw-r--r-- 1 casper trad 53 Jul 17 22:41 filegore
-rw-r--r-- 1 casper trad 13 Jul 17 22:41 filelemme
-rw-r--r-- 1 casper trad 24 Jul 17 22:41 nix


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General :: Creating A Script To Move Or Copy Files Into Multiple Directories Below The Files?

Aug 25, 2009

How can you create a script to move or copy files from a main directory into multiple directories below the main directory.

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General :: Recursively Cp All Directories, Files And Hidden Files?

May 17, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04

I want to copy all directories, files, and hidden files and hidden directories with one command. I want these items to replace any same items in the target directory.

I have tried several things, such as:

cp -r *
cp -aR *

but I only seem to get visible files and directories. Obviously, I am missing something. (A brain, probably....)

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Server :: NFS With Directories Permissions?

Oct 4, 2010

I'm planning a NFS share for a small enterprise (25 NFS clients). I need to create a directory structure but I'll need to set up differents permissions (rw/ro) to some directories of the tree. I wonder if it's possible to grant access using groups IDs, so that would be ideal for this application. Is it possible? I was thinking that I would kneed some kind of centralized user info, such as NIS or LDAP. Is that necessary?

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General :: Change Folder Permissions Without Changing The Permissions Of The Files Within The Folder?

Aug 11, 2010

How do I change folder permissions without changing the permissions of the files within the folder?

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