OpenSUSE :: Setting Permissions For All Subfolders In Nautilus?
May 13, 2010
trying to set permissions on all subfolders by right clicking the top folder, permissions, setting the desired values, and then clicking the "Apply permissions to the enclosed files. It takes on the top Folder but not on any of the subfolders or their files.How can I set the permissions for all files and subfolders under a top level folder?
I'm running OpenSuse 10.3 and I've tried to set permissions on my folder and subfolders from root:root to wwwrun:www. In the shell it shows all folders and files with the correct permissions, but in the GUI it still says root:root and so my web application can't write to it, until I manually set the subfolders permission in the GUI.
I just installed Karmic, but I can't copy an old user's home folder (/home/oldusername/) because everything is owned by root.I read but I'm concerned about messing up the system or the files in that old user's folder.So, how do I adjust the permissions of the files in /home/oldusername so that I can use openssh to copy them over my home network to my other computer? I have the ssh part figured out, but the files will not copy to the laptop due to permissions.
I've recently installed an OpenSuse 11.2 in what I'd like to be a definitive jump from windows environment.I'm not very confident yet with my linux skills, so at this moment I've yet have both systems installed with a data NTFS partition to store music, movies, documents, and general data that I'd like to use in any of the two systems. The NTFS partition has no writting permissions for anybody except root user, so I can't work anything from my personal user without starting an app like su or login as root. I want to change this by making a group (windowsWriters) where my usual user is included wich I pretend to make the group owner of NTFS partition.
I've created the group and inserted my user into it, but I'm unable to change the owner group nor any permission on NTFS partition or any of it's subdirectories. I've tried to made it through opening dolphin as su (Alt+F2 kdesu dolphin) and through chmod in consolemode logged as root, in both cases the action seems to work correctly and no error is spotted, however when I look again at the partition/folder/file permissions/ownership no changes have been made.
I formatted a external 160 GB HDD (Lacie) with EXT3 and encrypted. The formatting went perfect. When I stick it into the USB slot, it is recognized and mounted by HAL. Hal asks me the password and then everything seems ok. But I have no write access. Only root has. I would like to use it to store my user data, externally, but encrypted. How can I set the write permission to make this possible? Why does HAL attribute the write permissions to root, even if I have given the password as user?
What does Set user ID do? Reason I ask is if I select "Set group ID" it makes it so any files/folders created within that directory get the group accordingly. But if I select "Set user ID", it doesn't do anything that I notice. I thought maybe it would change it so any files/folders created get that user set as the owner. So if that's not it - what's its purpose?
I'm having a bit of trouble with my external hard-drive. Here's how it goes: I click on the HDD in nautilus, and it prompts me for a password. It gives access to the files, but to edit, remove, or add any files, I have to open it as nautilus under root! How do I change the permissions so I only have to type my password once?
in Kmail 2.0.89 and the 2 or 3 versions before that, I have been lost theability to make a new subfolder under the category "KMail_Folders". I canonly make sub-subfolder under any existent one.The Add Folder entry in the menu is greyed when I am in the KMail Folders level.Is that a bug or a feature? (I hope is not the latter...)
I'm using rhythmbox and a classic ipod. A couple of times I have managed to write podcasts to my ipod. I'm not sure how I did it but it doesn't last. I have tried lots of random things from forum posts. When I try to change permissions in nautilus they change back straight away. I have my name as owner and group. I have the Lynx Ubuntu OP.
I have recently secured a server by preventing root from logging in via SSH. Now I log in with a non-root account and use 'su' when necessary.However, now I can't do something I used to do, which is open 'sftp://user@ipaddress' in nautilus and be able to edit files as root. Is there anyway to get nautilus to give me root permissions on the server? Or at least end up with root permissions in a GUI text editor on my computer? I don't mind if I have to use bash to start the process, once I can get a GUI for editing files.
Note 1: Yes, I realize I could ssh in and use nano/vi etc, but I'd rather use my graphical text editor. Note 2: The server does not run X, so I can't just forward it.
behavior in 9.04:plugged in a disk, mounted it and it as readable to the world.this is intended because it is shared via samba.behavior in 10.04:the disks have 700, meaning, they are not readable by samba.this is a problem.this is the best solution I've found so far:http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-u.../msg10951.htmlexcept, that the mentioned means to fix this are gone.(gconf-editor -> ..., storage and preferences -> removable media)after 3 hours of googleing and reading I'm rather upset about this bug.so please, if you are thinking of suggesting fixed entries in the fstab or anything else that will not work with every media that is plugged into this box, just close this tab.
I recently got an old computer to use as a server and I have a whole list of things I want to do on it, but I'm having difficulties.When I installed the server, I installed AMP, FTP, Samba, CUPS, and some other items. I made a user account called 'nessdan' which (currently!) is in these groups:
The www-data group was added because I wanted to FTP my site files into '/var/www/' . Okay, that ended up working out for me. This is where things got sticky. I installed PHPMyAdmin and the files went to '/usr/share/phpmyadmin/' . I wanted to install a new theme so I downloaded it onto my Laptop, then logged in via FTP but couldn't transfer files into there! It turns out the folder was owned by 'root' and was in the group 'root'. The only thing I could come up with was to change that folders permissions so the owner was 'nessdan' and the group 'admin'. I was going to do that to the entire /usr/share/ folder but I didn't know whether or not I should be changing the permissions in the first place.
But the the trend continues! I have my print server setup and working but I wanted the server to hold the Windows drivers, so I went to '/var/lib/samba/' to do some work but noticed that a lot of the files' permissions were locked down to read only and the owner and group were 'root' . I ended up doing a 'chmod 775' and changing the owner and group to 'nessdan' and 'admin', respectively. Well I transfered over the files but now the service nmbd isn't working. The good news is, I expected to mess something up along the way and had already planned on reinstalling Ubuntu Server 10.10. I've only had the server for 4 days now and I knew from the beginning I'd be wiping it clean. I want to know how to set this thing up proper and the biggest problem is getting access into folders so I can FTP into them.When I do wipe my PC clean and start anew, how should I go about the changes that I did before (PHPMyAdmin, Samba Driver Folder)?
I have a partition that I mount as /data on all of my distros of my multi-boot machine. I am having a bear of a time figuring the right way to address permissions/groups so that any distro can use it (or any removable drive).I tried (in linuxmint) making a group '/data' and assigning the users on my machine to that group, then changing the permissions/groups of the files and folders in that mount as belonging to the /data group, then booted to fedora 15, made the /data group, added the users to that group, I'm not sure that this way will work (it doesn't seem to) or if it's the best way to proceed. some of the things I don't get are:what is the '1000' user and group?is the user/group info on (in or somehow attached) the mount itself?does this seem like a good way to do this?is there on way to 'apply permissions to enclosed files' recursively through the nautilus context menu?
We are a school and we share a samba folder with students and teacher groups. What we are trying to do is:
- Give students group users the permissions to rwx own files in folder
- Students must not be able to do anything with others files. I mean nothing so, at most, they could see the files in folder but not read it.
- Teachers can do anything with files in folder
As you can imagine, the idea is that students deliver their exams in that folder without the ability to read/copy the other students files. With sticky bit we can restrict students permissions to their own files, that is ok, but how to restrict all the permissions on other students files without restricting student access to that folder?
I have set up freenas with 3 1tb hard drives. I have set up the SMB shares for the drives and can view each shared drive from each of the machines on my network. I can copy files from the hard drives, on the freenas but when I try to copy a file to the Freenas hard drives I get a message that I need permission to do this. I have all my shares set as anonymous how do I change the permissions so that I can save files to the drives.
I am running VirtualBox on CentOS 5.4 & am not able to connect the usb ports to the guest operating systems. When I click on the device menu & usb, the devices I have plugged in show up, but are greyed out. I had this problem on Mandriva when I first started using VirtualBox & had to put my user account in the USB group. My account is in the vboxusers group but there is no USB group on CentOS & I can't figure out how to give myself permission to the USB ports.
'the command I would use to change the group permission to write and the user and other to read and execute for the file "generate-report"' Sounds simple enough but I cant get it to work at all, tried doing a search in google and on the forums here to no avail. Is it possible to do in one command or will I need two?
I have just formatted a partition that had contained a windows OS, it is now formatted to ext4 and is dev/sda1 dev/sda2 contains my Ubuntu OS and all files although the empty partition shows up in Nautilus I cannot write to it as it is owned by root.I have done some research on changing the permissions on this, but am none the wiser!!
Enabling the root account is rarely necessary. Almost everything you need to do as administrator of an Ubuntu system can be done via sudo or gksudo. If you really need a persistent root login, the best alternative is to simulate a root login shell using the following command.I cannot find gksudo and do not know what commands to use in the terminal to achieve my goal. I am in totally unfamiliar territory here, and need some fairly simple explanation and guidance to be able to claim my empty partition so I can read from and write to it.
i am trying to finish up a lab in that i have i have some accounts created under groups called "mgmt" and "pl". I am trying to figure out how i can get the guys in "mgmt" to be able to modify files in a directory called "mgmt-final" but the guys in the group "pl" will only be allowed to read those files.
When I plug in a USB GPS device, using cypress_m8 module, is creates /dev/ttyUSB0 with read/write permissions for owner,root, and group, dialout. My question is really just where are the rules for setting these permissions and how exactly are the owner and group names set when /dev/ttyUSB0 is created, i.e. a serial USB device is plugged in.
2 computers, Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 8.04. I have 2 folders named In and Out. Out I have set up on 10.04 for guest use. I am able to transfer files to 8.04 from that folder. Trying to set up In for a specific user to modify files. This requires a login. Both computers have the same user name and both have the same password. I set the file permissions automatically from 10.04 when electing to share In for allowed modiying. When trying to access In using 8.04, a password request window is generated with the user name already showing, and the domain name filled in as "Workgroup". The user name that shows is my login name, by the way.
I'm attempting to set up a Samba share on my lab's small server (Ubuntu Server Edition, 10.04). It looked easy enough, but the share that I set up didn't allow anyone to actually put anything on it: no uploading stuff, etc. (You can still upload files via the command line, so I implemented the unix extensions = no fix). The share is writeable and visible, and anyone can access it (according to the Samba GUI). According to the smb.conf:
The other Windows machines in the lab see the new server and its share automatically, although they can't make changes to it, like create a new folder in the share. Most of my lab uses Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), and a few others use Windows. I can connect to the server using my MacBook either through the terminal or Finder -> Go -> Connect to server -> smb://blah.someplace.edu without problems.
I can do pretty much anything via the command line, but not through the Finder! If I want to create a new folder, it gives me an old-school error message (stupid blue face): "The operation can't be competed because you don't have the necessary permission." If I want to drag-and-drop a file from my desktop to the Share folder, I get a pop-up window (lock + blue face): "Type your password to allow Finder to make changes." If I do, then I get another pop-up: "One or more items can't be copied to "Share" because you don't have permission to read them. Do you want to copy the items you are allowed to read?"
I have a file server running a cronjob to reset file permissions on a regular basis. I was thinking, I wonder if there is a way to do the chmod and chown command in a single command, as I always have to do both on the same folder, the way that you can do "chown root:users Uploads" instead of having to do two separate commands for chown and chgrp.
Then I got to thinking, are these commands even necessary? Every file copied or moved into these folders by any user needs to be something like "chmod 750" and "chgrp root:users", so rather than running a cronjob to do these modifications at regular intervals, there ought to be a way to set the folder permissions so that any files contained within will have these permissions.
The problem arises because users create documents, then a supervisor with elevated privileges can move those documents into a shared folder, however the permissions are wrong, they are user1:user1 for the owner and group and the other users can't read the file until a cronjob changes the group to be users. This has actually been acceptable, but certainly there is a better way to do this.