The chown command is used on Unix-like systems to change the owner of a file.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-2
votes
2answers
42 views

Which log files can be read-only by root?

As I am currently securing my Server, I would like to know which log files can be read-only be root. Is it safe to chmod 600 -R /var/log? I do not want users to look into auth.log and other log ...
1
vote
2answers
96 views

sshfs permission denied even for root user

I use sshfs to mount a remote folder from another server to the local server. Mounting the remote folder works without a problem using the following command: sshfs -o allow_other ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Accidentally ran chown -R / and now mail queue not being delivered [duplicate]

EDIT: BTW, everything else including all websites on the server are running fine except that mail queue in whm is not automatically being delivered. What directory would I need to change ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

Give private key ownership to user without /home

so I am looking to set up ssh private/public keys between two servers, for use with sftp (and ultimately lftp using sftp - but one step at a time). I have created the private and public keys, and ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Permissions inherit for new directory and files by www-data

I have a testing Debian LAMP server, I've created a user 'test' and I've installed Wordpress which needs write permission in some directories So... I've added user 'www-data' to group 'test' Set ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

chown or chgrp NFSv4 with idmapd error: Invalid argument

I only found 1 or 2 other posting on this, without any solution, so I am creating a new, more specific question for my case. System set up: NFS server running NFSv4. NFS client running RedHat 6, ...
-2
votes
1answer
43 views

Chown results in not being able log in VestaCP [duplicate]

so I needed to chown a folder and I accidently wrote chown -R admin:admin / And that chmowned all files for ~5sec then came up an error that it can not chown something and I stopped. After I ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How can I set up vsftp to write files as a specific user?

I have a shared file system, mounted at /exports/share/. This is owned by user exportuser, group exportgroup. I have set up vsftpd so that my test user can log in, and upload files to my share, by ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Prevent changing ownership of a file

I have file with 777 permission. How can I prevent changing ownership of that file by others? ie I need to prevent chown x:y myfile myfile is actually a log file written from web. it's ownership is ...
2
votes
1answer
780 views

ubuntu 14.04 server wordpress file permission

I have an webserver running Ubuntu 14.04. I host 3 wordpress 4.1 sites using apache virtual hosts. The website are working well but I can't upload any picture using wordpress>media>library>add new. ...
-2
votes
1answer
37 views

Permissions/groups setup [closed]

I have setup up a Group that includes a few users (mygroup) then have set the owner of a web directory to be apache and the group to be mygroup. chown -R apache:mygroup /home/myweb Then I have set ...
-1
votes
1answer
143 views

Shared /home with NFS: chown /home/userdir to a user that doesn't exist on the server

Let's say I have a NFS /home on my server that gets mounted on boot by clients (EDIT: on their own machines -- locally), in order to have a common /home for my clients, this way they automatically ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Reset ownership [duplicate]

An employee accidental recursively changed permissions from the root directory to apache. I reran it to root, we fixed MySQL, but SSH still doesn't work. What is the correct way to restore the ...
-1
votes
3answers
229 views

Issues with file rights in CentOS [closed]

May someone explain me how to manage rights correctly pls? I have a file with these rights: 8 -rw-r--r--+ 1 sntecard sntecard 4669 Sep 18 12:34 index.php I am accessing this folder by user ...
0
votes
0answers
130 views

Files 404 unless owned by 0:0

When I upload files to my staging server (CentOS 6.5, Apache 2.2.26) - such as images or PDFs - via FTP, or by using a file upload script I created (using Laravel 4), they 404 even though they exist. ...
-1
votes
3answers
730 views

chown during rsync from windows to unix

rsync: --groupmap=*:www-data: unknown option I am trying to add an option to my rsync line to set the group of the files transfered to have www-data as their group. When i add the option i get ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

chowned root directory recursive [duplicate]

accidently I did "chown -R www-data:www-data /" (I wanted to chown current directory). Is the only good way now to set the system up again from beginning? waaaah -.- Thanks
0
votes
1answer
350 views

Mounted Gluster volume keeps reverting to “root” permissions

Ive got GlusterFS running on an AWS server and its mounted to another AWS server. The folder that is mounted though keeps reverting to "root" ownership, when this happens uploads fail from the web ...
0
votes
4answers
392 views

Reset Permissions and Ownership Script

On a development server (Ubuntu 14.04) we have this shell script running every minute on cron: for dir in /home/*; do username=$(basename $dir) echo "changing ownership to $username in ...
0
votes
1answer
262 views

Change permission for home directory on debian [duplicate]

My Debian machine is running DirectAdmin and we have build our own CMS. By now, when we create a new website a new folder and user will created down the /home/ directory. As an developer to setup ...
0
votes
1answer
343 views

Permission samba shared www folder

I'm having trouble with permissions on a samba shared folder on ubuntu server 14.04. This is the www one. But actually, it's in /home/administrateur. As I want to preserve my www folder whatever ...
3
votes
3answers
388 views

Maintain setgid bit (after bower install or gulp build)

We run web servers where we have the following situation: The www-data user runs the web server and must have read+write access to the files The deploy user deploys all the code The bob and alice ...
1
vote
4answers
253 views

Rsync from a local laptop to a VPS with correct ownerships

So I have this workflow which works but is clumsy" RSYNC to ultrapress.co rsync -azP --delete /Users/rocketadmin/Sites/vagrant-local/www/wordpress-default/wp-content/themes ...
0
votes
1answer
591 views

Linux permissions in /var/www: What settings can I use for good security practice and still maintain accessibility?

I'm primarily trying to set permissions inside of /var/www . We are using a project format which has the following structure in common for each project: /var /www /runtime /shared /project.com ...
0
votes
2answers
986 views

Find, chown and exclude directories

I would like to change the ownership of all files and directories but exclude some directories: find -user test ! -path "./dir1/*" ! -path "./dir2/*" -exec chown -R root:root {} \; The ownership of ...
2
votes
1answer
272 views

What could cause *every* command in RHEL to be executed by root?

Recently I was asked to look at a system for a "friend" that left me completely stumped. Their original problem stated to me: They have a RHEL 5.10, gnome desktop fairly typical install They are ...
9
votes
2answers
25k views

bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component

I created the user MY_USER. Set his home dir to /var/www/RESTRICTED_DIR, which is the path he should be restricted to. Then I edited sshd_config and set: Match user MY_USER ChrootDirectory ...
-1
votes
1answer
444 views

Add permissions for a user to folders and files [closed]

I have a user jenkins that creates files and folders in (on ubuntu) : /var/jenkins/workspace/my-project e.g: drwxr-xr-x 2 jenkins jenkins 4096 Mar 21 16:41 ./ drwxr-xr-x 8 jenkins jenkins 4096 ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Using chown: Any substantial difference between assigning ownership of the entire directory vs just the files in it? [closed]

An example: Say Apache needs to have ownership of all the files in /var/www/html to serve the pages of a website. Is there any danger in making Apache the owner of this directory (and files and ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

chown / owner group permission confusion on lamp stack

I've got a few problems with permission/owner group setup on my VPS. It's running LAMP (Ubuntu 12.10, apache2, mysql 5.5, PHP 5.5.8). I've setup vsftpd as a forum platform I'm running needs ftp ...
0
votes
2answers
419 views

force group assignment in chrooted sftp environment

I've got the following setting: There are several users /home/user1, /home/user2, and so on. Additionally there is a user /home/sftp-all. The folder /home/sftp-all/shared is mounted in every other ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

How to safely change owner:group recursively?

I'm copying one users home directory to be the home directory of user #2, and therefore need to chown the contents to the new user. Running: find /home/user2 -user user1 -exec chown user2 '{}' \; ...
2
votes
2answers
508 views

ls permission denied even with execute permissions

I chowned recusively /srv/site to www-data:www-data and chmodded it recursively with ug+rwx. I then added myself to group www-data. $ sudo usermod -a -G www-data cyrus $ sudo chgrp -R www-data ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

FTP user not able to see or access anything?

I am trying to make an FTP account for a user, and it is not working. The user wants to be able to ftp to his sites home directory, and change stuff. I created a user(MEvans) and set the home ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Chown in sudoers file : Safe or not?

Is it safe to add this command in sudoers file? mike ALL= NOPASSWD:/bin/chown -R www-data\:www-data /var/www and this is the only command that I want to run $mike@ubuntu: sudo chown -R ...
-4
votes
1answer
73 views

What are the proper chown settings for images? [duplicate]

I am testing a piece of software that is working except for some SVG images that are not showing. When I preview them using Firebug in Firefox, it says "Failed to load the given URL," however, when I ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

Permission denied with chmod 750 even if a user is just added to a group

I have a weird bug, I have: a user A a group B another group C I create a folder and then chown it A:B and chmod it 750. After usermod -aG A C, C should have the right to go to the newly created ...
1
vote
1answer
393 views

Why is kjournald extremely active on a mostly quiescent filesystem?

Note: This is a "documenting my process" question that I'll be writing an answer to. Happily, serverfault already helped me solve this, because writing up my situation so others would be able to ...
1
vote
1answer
979 views

vsftpd can't upload to mounted directory

I have read many, many help pages today trying to fix this, and I'm still nowhere closer. vsftpd config file: anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
3
votes
2answers
586 views

Recovering from a system-wide chown?

I have a Linux web server with multiple sites being hosted with CPanel. I was having trouble accessing a site, so I ran this command: chown -R root:root /home/evalreal/. While waiting for the command ...
0
votes
1answer
251 views

SSH: FTP created <user> logs into the wrong directory

Ok here's the deal - im new to SSH and have been googling around trying to figure this out. Objective for me has been to create a FTP user that can login only to: /var/www/mydomain.com/ - however what ...
0
votes
2answers
657 views

CentOs, Folder Permissions

I would like to give an FTP user permission to write in a folder but should not be able to alter other files in the folder or sub folder in the main folder. I have a root account, we are using the ...
7
votes
2answers
20k views

Using chown to change the group owner of a directory is not permitted…Why?

I am trying to execute chown on a directory that has the following permissions and owners: drwxrwxr-x 2 justin devs 4096 Jan 1 20:42 test I am trying to simply execute the following as the justin ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I make my public directory writable by nginx and user? [closed]

I have my WordPress site newly hosted on a small Linux box with Nginx. Nginx runs as the user www-data just like apache, so I have the entire public_html directory owned by www-data so that WordPress ...
-1
votes
1answer
155 views

Purpose of -r option in chown [closed]

Newbie here. Can someone please explain what it means to do something "recursively", in plain language? I have looked at search results for HOURS without finding anything that simply says what it ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

Default owner and group for new files/folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up default group permission in linux folder I'm uploading to /var/www via SFTP and wondered how I can get it so when I upload a file or folder it always has ...
3
votes
3answers
148 views

Basic clarification about Limited FTP/sFTP users

I would like to get some clarification about the correct way to create limited users to access to my VPS user as WEBSERVER with Nginix. I'm used to NOT install FTP and access via SFTP only. It is ok ...
5
votes
3answers
20k views

chown: changing ownership of `.': Invalid argument

I'm trying to install some new files on our new server while our sysadmin is in holidays: Here is my df # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb3 273G ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

How to revert mass ownership change? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: revert chmod 777 / -R I accidentally executed the chown someuser * -R while I was at / on my server. I thought maybe by issuing chown root * -R would somehow fix it. But ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

Ubuntu - Group users create new files/directory always: -rwxrwxr-x / drwxrwxr-x

I got a directory in which my group is the owner. The group has two users, however, when a user create a directory the other user can't move the files. Why is that and how can I change so that the ...