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Questions tagged [chown]

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

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How to Chown a directory recursively including hidden files or directories

Seems like chown with the recursive flag will not work on hidden directories or files. Is there any simple workaround for that?
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DocumentRoot is /srv/www/htdocs; how to enable ~/public_html?

I have installed a LAMP stack on my OpenSUSE 11.4 server. Currently, the DocumentRoot is set to /srv/www/htdocs but I want my users to be able to use ~/public_html just as they would in a shared ...
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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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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 /var/www/...
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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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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 the ...
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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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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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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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CentOS 5.4 NFS v4 client file permissions differ from original files & NFS Share file contents

Having a strange problem with NFS share and file permissions on the 1 out of the 2 NFS clients, web1 has file permissions issues but web2 is fine. web1 and web2 are load balanced web servers. So ...
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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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chown on a mounted NFS partition gives “Operation not permitted”

I have a remote partition that i have mounted locally using NFS. 'mount' gives 192.168.3.1:/mnt/storage-pools/ on /pools type nfs (rw,addr=192.168.3.1) On the server i have in exports: /mnt/...
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Chown operation not permitted for root

I try to chown the owner of a file to root, but I can't. I'm doing this as root. I get the following message: chown: changing ownership of `ps': Operation not permitted
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Directory ownership keeps changing

I run my own git server on my debian server. I use gitosis for access control. I noticed that my /opt/vc directory changes ownership from git:git to myUsername:myDefaultGroup every so often. Almost ...
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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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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 cmds_allowed=PASV,SIZE,CWD,PWD,...
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Chown root mistake

I accidentally executed the chown userx:userx / command. Is there a way to fix this in a gentle way? I know the mysql folder has to be owned by mysql:mysql. But what about the other folders? Are ...
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MySQL (local) owner and permissions

I recently successfully installed the 64 bit version of mysql-5.5.8 on a MacBook Pro in the /usr/local directory. To address a completely unrelated software (RVM actually) , I chown-ed my /usr/local ...
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FTP SITE CHMOD Error

When trying to edit file/folder permissions via FTP I am getting the error: 505 Security server forbids SITE commands. Contact admin. I am currently using VSFTPD with the config value chmod_enable=...
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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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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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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 www-data:www-...
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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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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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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 root@107.170.237.162:/var/...
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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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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. ...
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Using dot (.) as delimiter to specify group in chown

I've always done: chown nimmylebby:admins file I see that this also works: chown nimmylebby.admins file Might seem like a silly question but I'm genuinely curious on how the latter works. It isn't ...