General :: Strande Folder Names In Knoppix And File Permissions?
Oct 4, 2010
I am trying to rescue some files on a Dell Laptop running XP that is in a BSOD state. I can boot up Knoppix just fine but all the files are read only but get the error: The remount command failed. Maybe there is another process accessing the filesystem currently.Also when I look at the files and folders on the Knoppix CD they look really odd. See attachment
I have successfully used a Knoppix Live Boot CD to read the disks of a Windows Computer running XPI need to move some registry files around to make it boot into XP again, but I get a denied access error when pasting files into a directory
I use Linux but have a computer with windows I use for gaming. It died and put the hard drive into another computer and used knoppix to recover my files. I looked at the ownership of the windows files and the owner is knoppix. Now I am concerned that ownership will not work on my new Windows computer (when I finish building it, that is). Since I don't get into Windows much I have no idea what those permissions should be.
If I copy them with owner knoppix can I even access them in Windows to change the ownership to whatever Windows will accept? If I change the ownership before putting them on a CD with knoppix, can I write the CD? I will have to use the hard drive on the new windows box so will not have access to the files later (unless I also copy them to my Linux computer for safekeeping). At least I know the ownership changes to make with Linux.
Picture the following:On computer A, local user John (and John alone) has rwx access to file1.txtComputer B also has a local user account named John. If file1.txt was to be copied from computer A to computer B, would the user account John on computer B be able to access it?I guess this wouldn't work using two windows computers due to the User name / GUID relationship. Maybe linux has something similar?
I'm trying to learn about permissions on linux webserver with apache.Some clues to the system: The server I have to play around with is Fedora based. Apache runs as apache:apache. To allow for e.g. php to write to a file the file needs to be chmod 777. 755 is not sufficiant.What I'm wondering is basically how set up permissions like they should be on e.g. a "shared web host".My main problem is that if I set a permission so that one user cannot access anothers home folder, then apache can't read from the public_html folder either.
To keep the users out I need to set chmod 700. But to let apache to read I need to have at least execute on world,so a 701 basically works, but won't let some users in.So I'm really stuck on what to do. Have been concidering adding the apache user to the frous grours below to avoid having to add the world execute flag, but is that a bad thing? Should it be the other way around, the users in the groups below should also be in the apache group?I was aiming at having 4 groups:
1. webapp: same as dev_int, but is the only one that can go inside the webapp/live folder to e.g. do an update from the repo.
2. dev_int: can read,write and execute everything in the "web root", including the two below, but nothing outside of the web root
3. dev_ext: can read write and execute in all client folders, but cannot access anything outside of the webapp root
4. clientsBasic ftp accounts. Has a home folder with a public_html, but cannot access any other home folders
I own an Acer Aspire One which has Linpus Lite installed. Last night I attempted to delete a couple of files only to find they are read only and that I cannot change the permissions by right clicking and changing the drop down menu from read only.
These aren't protected files or anything, they are files I've downloaded or created myself (one using the onboard web cam to test it).
I attempted to play with Terminal for a bit but as a newbie I got easily lost, not like I can fall back on command prompt knowledge from Windows!
I think it's somehow connected with the user which accesses these docs or tries to change the permissions. I also tried with an su- which meant I was using Terminal as root, however, I wasn't sure how I could then set the permissions for a particular file/folder within the file system.
i have 3 shares on my samba. i have users - user, manager and boss projects is RW to everyone reference is R to everyone RW to manager and boss Proposals is RW only to boss, no access to others However when boss logs in and creates a directory in projects share, the directory can only be renamed bu users and manager, and directory contents are read only for users and managers, even deletion / rename is denied. How can i make sure that when ever boss creates a directory in projects, it retains base folder permissions and is writable to user this is my samba file... i am using red hat 6.1 with samba 3.5.6 (i think)
I have Ubuntu server with Apache 2, PHP, and various DBMSs running in VirtualBox on my Mac host for my web development work. To easily create/edit the files I'm working on, I mounted a directory from my Mac host via the VirtualBox shared directory feature to /var/www/. Every file I create on my Mac host has the following permissions on the on the Server: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6 2011-07-30 01:27 test.The problem is that most PHPscripts/frameworks/etc.need write access to some files.It is extremely annoying to have to chmod every new file/directory that needs write access.Is there a way to set the correct permissions for the files/directories automatically?
In the linux machine we need to mount a folder names sever under apps folder with the user as steve. Also the steve user should have the permission to create the files in the folder. As of now, its mounted as root user.steve is in list of sudo users.
i recently bought an external 2 TB usb drive and connected it to a philips dvd player. all movies play just fine but I noticed that folder and file names are not displayed on the screen in alphabetical order but in the order they've been copied to the drive.now, i found the way to fix it by using this program: URl...the thing is it won't start in wine.so, is there any way to sort directory tables under ubuntu?
On one of my Samba shares on my server I have a folder of mp3 files of my CDs. The one I am having an issue with is "Clarence Carter/Dr. C.C." (yes, the one with the ULTIMATE party song). The "Dr. C.C." folder name is normal locally on the server, but across Samba it comes out "DMOU3A~H". It's definitely Samba doing it, because I get the same result whether accessing the share from Linux or Windoze. I can still access the folder this way, but it would be nice to not have Samba mangle the folder name this way. I am using Samba 3.4.2 on an Athlon64 X2 system running Slackware64.
Write a short script that tells you whether the permissions for two files, whose names are given as arguments to the script, are identical. If the permissions for the two files are identical, output the common permission field. Otherwise, output each filename followed by its permission field
I opened up my Gimp brushes folder so that I can put a brushes file into the folder. Would not let me do it. Said I am not the owner and do not have permission. I right clicked inside the folder, same thing permissions grayed out, not owner. No apparent option to log in or do anything to gain permission. What can I do?
I've migrated to Suse from Mandriva. I installed all my backup folders/files to my "home" folder but they have come up locked. I remember in Mandriva to change the permissions I pressed Alt F2 and then entered a command. How do I do it in Suse?
I am running ubuntu using VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro. I wanted to share my documents folder on the Mac in the virtual machine. I had no issues creating/mounting the share folder on ubuntu. However the file permissions for the shared folder are owned by root.
I have two drives in my computer: a 160GB and an 80GB. The 80 holds Ubuntu, the home folder, etc. The 160 is for other files. I need to change the read-write permissions on the 160, but I can't. If I do it through the GUI (right-click>permissions) it just changes back instantly. If I do it through the command line (even with sudo), it has no effect.
I have a little problem: I have a share folder on Ubuntu server: - Dump That folder is share with SAMBA and everyone can put files on it My problem is the following: When someone create a folder, the folder permissions are automatically set with: (let's take my username: Yann)
Owner: Yann Group: Yann
Clearly that's wrong.. I want the Group to be auto set has "users" so everyone can access the folders on that share. Anyone know how to change this ? chmod and chown is getting a bit boring
Does anyone know a good program to use for comparing folder names from 2 different directories? The reason being that at work we have a shared area with 2 folders one named REC (records) the other named WIP (work in progress) within these 2 folders there are 100s of subfolders. The folder names in wip and rec both need to mirror each other but the files are different within the folders. The problem we're having at the moment is people are creating new folders with out letting me know which means the folder names are no longer mirroring each other. I need to know if there is a utilty available to compare just folder names so that we can get a list of folders which have been created without our knowledge and we can ask the originators to remove them.
Every time I try to change file or folder permissions on a separate internal drive in ubuntu 10.10 desktop in sudo file manager, It sets it right back to the way it was before and doesn't save the permissions I want to change it to. The files aren't critical system files that are not even existent on this hard drive.
Its on a completely separate drive, Yet aren't I suppose to be in control of what gets changed to what? Instead of a Operating System doing something just for my safety? A simple AVI files permissions being changed shouldn't hurt anything. How to I stop ubuntu 10.10 from auto setting the permissions of my folders and files? Its really starting to me off right now. I've been looking around on google for Auto reset permissions for ubuntu, Haven't found one word about it. Yet I'm just going to assume someone might know how to resolve this? Or has dealed with this before.
I'm just trying to Forcefully set my folders on my separate drive all to 777 because they are all 775 and 755 and I can only access them with Write privileges if I run the SUDO file manager which I really hate having to do every so often I'm sure you can relate to how annoying it is to have to open up terminal and type something in to open a fully priviledged file manager.
I changed my permissions in my .ssh folder and now when I use a piece of software that uses my private key, I have to type my password each time. What should my permissions be on my id_rsa file to not have to type a password each time I use an app that uses it?
I have a considerable number of files in a subdirectory (some fascinating old military clips from archive.org - search on Big Picture if interested). Anyhow, I am downloading them using Internet Download Manager running in an XP virtual machine in VMWare on my Ubuntu 10.04 PC (due to the queuing, restart and speed capabilities of IDM). But I digress - the files are being saved on the host (Samba share) without a file extension. So I have a collection of files with names like
The Douglas MacArthur Story THEY WERE THERE (1960)
I wish to add the extension ".mp4" In Windows this is simply done with the command
rename *. *.mp4
This of course does not work in Linux. I have researched the Linux rename command and reviewed a lot of examples. However, I have not found a way to add an extension to a batch of files which are named with no extension to start with. The spaces in the file names also seem to present an issue. At the moment I am renaming them from the Windows VM while they are sitting on the Samba share using the ancient File Manager program from Windows NT which works great on XP. I have experimented with the file rename facility in Gnome Commander however, it does not seem to want to do something so simple.