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

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Invalid argument received when running chown in a Linux namespace

After running something like this: unshare -rUm mkdir opt mount --bind opt /opt touch /opt/test chown 1000:1000 /opt/test I'm receiving this: chown: changing ownership of '/opt/test': Invalid ...
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Why does Mac say "Operation not permitted" when I chown a file on FreeNAS mounted via AFP?

I am trying to back up the working files on my Macintosh to a NAS server. The server runs FreeNAS software. I mount the server over AFP (Apple Filing Protocol). The server runs Netatalk software which ...
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Linux bash way for unprivileged user to take ownership of contents of only one particular directory?

I want a particular user to recursively change owner and group of all the contents of a particular directory, and only that directory. The directory is a kind of "inbox", where a service ...
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vsftpd : permission denied

Running on debian10 My website : /home/mysite.com drwxr-xr-x 16 www-data www-data I added a new user with adduser alex Content of /etc/vsftpd.conf nano /etc/vsftpd.conf listen=YES listen_ipv6=NO ...
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Do I need to reinstall the OS after a mass chown command if only these two folders were 'affected'?

I am using Ubuntu. I ran the following command. But I stopped it after a while because I felt it was taking too long. sudo chown -R $USER:$USER / This made the sudo command to stop working. So I ...
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The random behaviour of ownership change after mounting in Linux

So I do know that by default when we mount; the user/group ownership is set to uid=0=gid when belongs to the root and I read that in the mount man page. The weird thing is I am mounting an NFS share ...
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Browser downloads the file instead of opening php files

So, I'm posting an answer, because after the twice clean-reinstall, I have set things a but differently (to my point of view). Like I said above, I face a dilemma, since none of the config I have is ...
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Restore File Owner from Backup, but not Content

By mistake we did a chown www-data:www-data / -R on a production server. We do have a backup, but as only the permissions are wrong we want to restore only the permissions from the backup, not the ...
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chown won't change ownership

I've created a directory as root, but when I try to change ownership if it, it won't change! I have no idea why. (I've snipped the results of ls -halg for brevity, in case you're wondering why some ...
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Same rights for owner and group owner, but different result

I have the user with the name sftpuser in the group sftpuser. cat /etc/group | grep sftpuser gives: sftpuser:x:1001:sftpuser I have the directory html, ls -l on the parent folder gives for the folder ...
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chmod/chown/mkdir: Operation not permitted as root

I get Operation not permitted for root user on one server but not on the other "identical" server. Running on Amazon Linux 1. Server 1: [root@preprod-1 ]# chown root:root /s3mnt/outliers/ ...
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Security-wise file ownership & permission setup for LEMP server to be managed via wp-cli and wordpress dashboard?

I'm on a LEMP VPS with the following setup; cd /home/$USER/public/myDomain.com # change directory to myDomain.com chown -R nginx:nginx . # change file ownership find . -type ...
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How to permit the chown use to a regular user, but only on its home directory?

I'm trying to allow regular user A to execute chown command to a list of user B,C,D having as object any files located into its home directory. In other words, I would try to limit the chown "root ...
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Access to file denied when doint cat

So I'm trying to create a user in gerrit using the command : cat /var/lib/jenkins/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh -p 29418 webadm@localhost gerrit create-account --group "'Non-Interactive Users'" --ssh-key - ...
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rabbitmq kubernetes with NFS mount

I tried to set up a rabbitmq cluster in a kubernetes envirnoment that has NFS PVs with the help of this tutorial. Unfortunately it seems like the rabbitmq wants to change the owner of /usr/lib/...
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How to setup a NFS Server on Mac Catalina, that support chown on Client?

I have set the following configure in /etc/exports on Mac. /Volumes/MacHD 192.168.1.100 (rw,alldirs,insecure,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash,no_all_squash,crossmnt) /Volumes/MacHD is a Volume I ...
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Proper rights and owner for web executable file saving/reading sensitive information

I have app wrote in php that saves and reads sensitive information into file /sensitive/sensitive.txt. File that is saving and reading sensitive information is user.php. The whole app is in a separate ...
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Changing User - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I installed mariadb, nginx, php7.2-fpm, ufw, fail2ban, zip and unzip as a root in the past. My site is WordPress. Now I have added an user with root privilages into my server. I won't use root user ...
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how to add a dot recursive in file/folders permissions

example of files with there permissions -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 659 Jan 4 2018 zookeeper-server-initialize -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 649 Jan 4 2018 zookeeper-server-cleanup -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root ...
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get write, read, execute permission of a folder to a user

In an ubuntu server 18.04, I have 2 users: userA and userB. There is a folder /home/userA/data I am going to get read, write, execute access of data to userB. unfortunately the command chown userB ...
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Even root cannot change the ownership of a file in external drive?

Got the below error from qemu: Unable to complete install: 'Cannot access storage file '/run/media/msingh/WDELEMENTS1/test/CentOsRestoreTest.qcow2' (as uid:107, gid:107): Permission denied' So tried ...
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Linux create file system with nonexisting owner/group for foreign (embedded) system

I want to create a file system image for a foreign Linux system on a local Linux. First of all, the foreign system could have different CPU architecture, such as ARM, MIPS, rather than my local PC ...
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CentOS 7 - systemctl - chown - unexpected remote arg

I have a custom made service file and I'm unable to run it. Here is the ExecStart line: ExecStart=/bin/rsync --ignore-existing -rtvu /var/foo/foo/ /var/foo2/foo2 && /bin/chown nginx:nginx -R /...
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Can't see files when browsing nginx webserver. Incorrect permissions?

I am using centos 7 with nginx 1.12 to host a yum repository locally. When I try to browser the files via the browser, I can see the folders, but no files inside them. Im wondering if i might not have ...
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How can I chown a file to a subuid without sudo

Basically, What is going on here and what am I not understanding? I have a set of subuids for my user. I want to chown a file to specific subuid which is part of this user's allocation ...
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SSH refusing connection after chown command

I have SSH access to a Centos 7 virtual machine. I wanted to change the permissions on the apache folder (var/www) on my user in order to edit the files remotely, but I erroneously performed chown -R &...
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Permissions, ownership, and grouping changed for no good reason in webapps

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 Nginx server environment with several (WordPress) webapps under /var/www/html. My Nginx user is www-data. Each time I add A webapp, I execute: chown www-data:www-data /var/...
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Non-root user needing chown capability on NFS client

I am providing an NFS server as part of a collaborative project with another group producing client software over which I have no control. Their software provides file management to its users through ...
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Who should own /usr/share/elasticsearch/ in order to Elasticsearch to start

I'm starting with elasticsearch and noticed that in order to startup elasticsearch the directory /usr/share/elasticsearch/ and all subs need to be own by elasticsearch:elasticsearch. If it's own by ...
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How to manage FTP and CHMOD / CHOWN when working with a freelancer?

Nowdays, when working with a freelancer, I add a new user to Debian, create a ftp access to this user and give that to the freelancer Problem is that freelancer can access some data I want to keep ...
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ubuntu, folder perms, drwxrwx---, php user in group, can't create file

i'm stuck & need help understanding file create permission for members of group. in php, i want to fopen / create a file in a folder that is owned by mysql:mysql (for importing data into mysql) ...
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How to make sure that user have recursive permission create folders and files

I have user gitlab-runner which is running CI and basically whenever I push something to gitlab repository it will build the project and then copy it to /var/www/stanislavromanov.com. The problem is ...
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Php can't write anything [duplicate]

Just moved my websites to my first vps (centos 7). So i'm very new to linux. Now I have a problem: php cant write anything. Can't make dirs, files, edit them. Php runs as "apache" Things I tried: ...
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AWS Linux EC2 - How to install suPHP or FastCGI php hander

Seems I'm having permissions issue with AWS Linux EC2. Specifically, I am migrating a Joomla site, and extension and core updates from Joomla Admin won't install because of Apache user/group ...
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I changed the owner of sudo. Is it possible to change it back to root?

Title says it all. I was copy-paste troubleshooting and I accidentally changed the owner of sudo from root to my username. No I can't sudo because: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed ...
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Putty: pscp file transfer change permission

I am transferring my file using pscp with the command below: pscp target\app.war root@127.0.0.1:/jetty/webapps What would be the syntax to change the ownership of the app.war file ? In other words ...
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HHVM w/ FastCGI vs. Uploading via WordPress

I successfully installed nginx, HHVM (running with FastCGI) etc. on an Ubuntu 15.10 installation, and HHVM is, in itself, running fine. My /var/www directory is owned by my user and group (e.g. sam:...
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chown: Operation not permitted for root on ext4 root-partition

After upgrading from Ubuntu v14.04 to v16.04 chown doesn't seem to work any longer on my server. I checked following: filesystem is RW user exists folder is not immutable all commands executed as ...
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Rsync to remote server and change file / directory ownerships

I am using Rsync to deploy to a remote server, which is working. However the file and directory ownership always replaces old files with root:root I need the ownership of all files and folders ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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