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Questions tagged [permissions]

Permissions grant certain abilities - read, write, or execute a file - on a user level. Unset permissions result in the corresponding rights being denied. Questions address issues with permission settings.

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Permission problems with Transmission

EDIT 2: User Dougie already suggested this. Didn't notice it. EDIT: I found a solution through NFS. On my Zyxel NAS326 I created a NFS share and gave right to access to it for my whole home network ...
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Stop Linux terminal running as root

I was trying to set my GUI working on autorun boot through several methods (system, LXDE etc) but I think I screwed it up as none of them worked really. I must have mixed some commands up. Right now,...
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Can't access mounted HDD if I have't logged into Raspbian/Pixel Desktop first

Well, I'm a bit confused, so please, bear with me: I have a Pi3 with Raspbian (huh, the latest one, can't remember the name) and an external HDD plugged to it. I've been doing tests and reading stuff,...
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Why won't my systemd execute?

I get this error message when I try to run systemd: Failed to create /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-c2.scope/init.scope control group: Permission denied Failed to allocate manager object: ...
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What's wrong with this wpa_suppplicant.conf file?

I have an original wpa_supplicant.conf file which I tried to add a new network. Both have same owner (root) and same permissions 644. I just added one more network at the end (just for testing). ...
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/boot/wpa_config being copied with wrong permission

I plug the micro SD into my MacBook. I then save a correct /Volumes/boot/wpa_supplicant.conf with file permissions with 777 (default when creating files into the FAT partition). Then, when I move back ...
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Trying to write to a file from a script. Hitting unexpected permission issues

I am trying to write a script to edit systemd files. On the CLI I can use the command: sudo systemctl edit test.service That opens a text editor, I make the changes and save no problems. In a bash ...
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Transmission-daemon permission denied in /home/pi/ folder. How to fix it?

I don't want to use any USB drive with my Raspberry Pi because my SD card has 32GB storage. So i put /home/pi/torrent/downloads and /home/pi/torrent/incompleted location in the /etc/transmission-...
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Trouble with changing owner group of a windows shared folder from root to pi

I have mounted a windows shared folder to a raspberry pi directory using sudo mount.cifs ip_address_windows_machine/folderpath /home/pi/shared_folder -o user=MY_USERNAME,password=MY_PASSWORD The ...
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Python pigpio 'no permission to update GPIO'

I am trying to run the following code on my Raspberry: import pigpio import fileinput pi = pigpio.pi() ### Define constants pwm_range = 255 pwm_clock_div = 8 left_motor_dir_pin = 35 ...
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WARNING: Can't Create a List File '/var/www/html/file_here.xml.tmp': Permission denied

land@ns331252:/var/www/html$ ls -al total 24 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 5 02:39 . drwxrwxrwx 7 root root 4096 Aug 6 07:27 .. -rwxrwxrwx 1 land land 8839 Aug 5 02:39 file.here.txt -rwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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Permission Denied as root when connecting BluetoothSocket with Bluez 5.43

I've been trying to get bluetooth working on my Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ running Raspbian Stretch Lite 4.14 with a 3rd party USB bluetooth dongle. I installed Bluez 5.43 for python 2.7, and was able ...
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Apache permissions on local network [closed]

I'm playing around with some automation for my home and have setup Apache and MySQL on my Pi along with a basic web page to control some pins on the Pi. I am wanting to set permissions on the whole /...
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Error on changing permissions in serial port

I have been trying to find a solution for 2 days but I wasn't able to find one. I want to change the permission of the /dev/ttyAMA0 but seems to be impossible. I tried with sudo chmod 777 /deb/ttyAMA0 ...
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Pi 3 error on motion status ffmpeg_set_outputfile: permission denied

I have a Pi 3 with Stretch on it and I'm trying to get Motion to work correctly. In particular I want it to stream to a browser that I'll be able to access. I was able to successfully get the stream ...
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pyusb: scanner insufficient permissions

UPDATE: I added a symbolic link to my .rules file and it is being created every time I unplug/plug the scanner. I believe my issue is more of a permissions issue with my Python code and more ...
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How can I give write permission to “/mnt/pidrive1” path?

I have connected an USB drive with my Raspberry Pi following this tutorial. Everything worked fine but I'm not able to rename, delete or move/copy any files to a folder using SFTP. I'm only able to ...
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how to exit read only filesystem to get write permission to download a driver form github?

I am trying to set up a 5inch LCD on my rpi3. It runs Kali Linux, I'm on a no GUI boot and (automatically) logged in as root. When running the command (to download the drivers): git clone https://...
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Copying files to usr/local in Raspbian

I have been trying to install Opencv following the instructions given in this link [https://github.com/manashmndl/FabLabRpiWorkshop2017/wiki/Painless-OpenCV-in-Raspbian-Stretch] I need to copy files ...
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Need help giving Plex media server permission to access external NTFS drive from raspberry pi 3

I am running the Plex media server on my raspberry pi 3 (Raspbian Jessie). My media is mounted on the RPI3 from an external NTFS drive. I'm accessing my Plex media server from my laptop remotely. ...
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Transmission daemon stopped working - owner or permission issue?

Suddenly I'm having issues starting downloads. I'm using : sudo service transmission-daemon (start/stop/restart) I looked at /var/log/daemon.log and found an error: Couldn't save temporary file "/...
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Issue with multi-user NAS setup

I want to build a NAS server with multiple users. To test this I created 2 users, pi and pi2. The external drive is mounted in /media/pi. Here is the ls -al output: drwxrwx--x 4 pi nasusers 4096 ...
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i2c Permament ownership setting

I set up an apache2 server on my RPi zero and written cgi script that reads temperature from database and prints it onto a website. To update data in the database, I have a small python script which ...
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Repairing Sudoers.so file permissions

I was messing around with permissions on my pi today and I managed to accidentally change the permissions on /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so to anyone can view anyone can write and nobody can execute. After ...
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Bas rights on a folder when I automount an hard drive

I want to automount an hard drive when my raspberry pi zero starts. The commands works but I can't write in the folder because I don't have permission even if I use sudo. I can only read. I already ...
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Getting Pure data to work on Raspbian Jessie (giving pure data permission to access device?)

I’m new to raspberry pi and am trying to run Pure data on it to control a teensy 3.2 using Open Sound Control which in turn controls some stepper motors for a pump just like here https://github.com/...
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How to find out if you are the Administrator [closed]

I am running a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and I am trying to find out what my administrative privileges are. When I start up the pi I have started it in the standard mode after boot. I have not changed ...
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Restoring a Raspbian system with an rsync ssh backup: permissions at backup time

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian Jessie. It is being used as a reverse proxy for my various self-hosted services, it is running openHAB, it is my mosquitto server, etc. I would like to create ...
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Python module subprocess not working with Django running server via Apache

I am working on a home automation project, and I want to run certain python codes when going to certain URLs of my Django Webpage. The subprocess.call() line from my Django Views.py works perfectly on ...
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User unable to add/remove programs through package manager

I added a user to my Pi and thought I set him up like the original pi user. I added him using adduser -a -G and assigned him all the groups assigned to pi through usermod. He seems to be able to do ...
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From “SSH: Permission denied, please try again” to realizing my RPi is running a non-ending process

I am pretty new in this, and I am working on a home automation project where my Pi should be accessed from the outside world and some slave Arduinos should perform tasks like monitoring the ...
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new directories are owned by non existent user 10001

I am currently trying to setup my raspberry pi as a webserver that serves files from a cifs share. The problem I run into is that my while using ssh, my pi creates all new files/folder with a non ...
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How to get read and write permissions in mounted NAS [duplicate]

I mounted a time capsule share in the below manner via terminal from the Raspbian desktop. After mounting I was able to make a directory in the share using sudo in terminal. So I assume that I had ...
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Apache does not show symlink directories linked to a USB drive

I have a Raspberry with an Apache server for accessing to a list of videos, these videos are stored on a flash USB. So I tried to do a symlink between the USB /home/pi/media/videos/ to /var/www/html/...
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Motion ffmpeg_open: url_fopen - error opening file (check access rights to target directory)

I am trying to record my motion videos inside the directory /media/pi/camera. This directory has the following permissions: drwxrwxr-x 2 motion motion 4096 Aug 9 20:04 camera I set the same ...
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How do I change permissions for files in the /boot folder using Raspbian Jessie?

I know this has been asked and answered before, but I've tried all the fixes and it still won't work. I need to edit one file in the /boot folder, I've tried all these from a root command line: chmod ...
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Permission issues seem to be preventing use of startx - why? How can I fix?

Been working with RPi3, fresh installed this Jessie OS and had no problems for ages, until earlier today. Current situation: When booting pi, the messages aren't the same as before, but ends with the ...
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FTP and permissions

I am having trouble with file permissions. There are tons of websites and other sources regarding this. But none are addressing my issue. When I set a permission on a folder I have with chmod 660 [...
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Read Protect SD Card

If I access the Pi-SD from Ubuntu I can read all files which belong to pi. But I cannot read the files which belong to root. Can I make all the files of pi similar unreadable to Ubuntu (or any other ...
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/etc/rc.local not executable

After wondering why my startup wasn't going as planned, I found that the rc.local file isn't executable. Is this so by default? I've searched, and haven't heard that the default is not. I have no ...
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What is the purpose of group “staff”?

What is the purpose of group "staff"? Interestingly, note that the set user or group ID on execution (s) bit is set. michael@greenbeanDev:~ $ ls -l /usr total 72 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 28672 May ...
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Permission denied when tyring to use Transmission to download files to a mounted NTFS drive

I am running a Raspberry pi 2 with Ubuntu 16.04.2 as a server. I want to run transmission-daemon and download files to an external HDD formatted with NTFS. When I try to download anything to the ...
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tvservice command from php fails (Failed to initialize VCHI)

I want to be able to turn HDMI on and off from a web page. I have written this script: $power = $_GET['power']; if ($power === 'on') { echo "<h1>Switching TV on</h1>"; $output = ...
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Accessing pwm module without root permissions

I am trying to use the hardware PWM module on my pi 3 by writing to the /sys/class/pwm/pwmchip0 directory (which I think is just a symbolic link to sys/devices/platform/soc/3f20c000.pwm/pwm/pwmchip0). ...
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www-data (NGINX user) cannot access file

I am running Debian Jessie with pixel. I have a file located at /home/pi/robotAI/static/sqlite/robotAI.sqlite which I need NGINX to access. NGINX runs as www-data and normally when I run the following ...
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User cron job permission denied to directory owned by the user

I am using Raspbian Jessie. I have a cron job for pi user as follows: SHELL=/bin/bash @reboot /path/to/execute_script.sh The script I am executing involves creating directories on a mounted USB ...
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Delete file from external NTFS hard drive

I have an external HDD formatted in NTFS connected to my raspberry. I need to clear some space on it but, although I have all the permission and pi is the owner of most of the directories, when i ...
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Transmission: access denied

I installed transmission on my raspberry pi and set it up to download directly onto a mounted external hdd. The drive is mounted using following fstab entry: /dev/sda1 /mnt/old ntfs ...
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Messed up system file permissions after rsync transfer to another drive-and back

Ok, first the history and facts: Bought a Rpi3 eventually, for faster Mathematica interaction, and decided to see for myself if I could use it as an everyday desktop replacement as some claimed. The ...
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Set permissions and group for /dev/gpiomem permanently [duplicate]

I need to allow my user access to the GPIO pins and found following solution. Access GPIO pins without root. No access to /dev/mem. Try running as root! This works perfectly. All I need to do is ...