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Old 07-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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How to grant permission and access to directories using ubuntu?


I'm having troubles with a download and I need permissions for the conig files and to have write-access to your ~/.loki/ directory and all sub directories. Does anyone know how to do this?
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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What is it that you downloaded? If you give us the name of the app we might be able to give you a more precise answer.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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I'm having troubles with a download and I need permissions for the conig files and to have write-access to your ~/.loki/ directory and all sub directories. Does anyone know how to do this?
Hi Cole,

Please remember, always mention your Linux Flavor (like SUSE, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, etc) when creating a thread.

Generally, when you need to have permissions you can use this command.
Code:
chmod 777 -R /your/directory
can help you out. BUT, this is not safe.

I would recommend you to post outout of the below commands.

Code:
id
ls -ld $HOME
Also, do you have root access to your machine ?
 
Old 07-14-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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Hi Cole,

Please remember, always mention your Linux Flavor (like SUSE, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, etc) when creating a thread.

Generally, when you need to have permissions you can use this command.
Code:
chmod 777 -R /your/directory
can help you out. BUT, this is not safe.

I would recommend you to post outout of the below commands.

Code:
id
ls -ld $HOME
Also, do you have root access to your machine ?
ok I did the second code but I dont know if it did anything. I don't think it did. How come the first code is dangerous?
 
Old 07-14-2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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How come the first code is dangerous?
When you issue 'chmod 777' you are giving read, write & execute to not only yourself and people in your group, but to everyone else too. Should you be compromised or have multiple users on your system, the attacker or other users have unfettered access to your files in that specified folder and files in any sub folders. They can do anything they want to (or with) your data. Adding -R (recursive) means those permissions will be applied to all data within the specified folder and sub folders.

id & ls -ld $home are two separate commands. The first will command will output something like this:

uid=500(username) gid=500(username) groups=500(username)

The second command will output something like this:

4 drwxr-xr-x 2 username username 4096 2010-06-24 01:42 Desktop/
4 drwxr-xr-x 8 username username 4096 2010-07-14 00:21 Documents/
4 drwxr-xr-x 11 username username 4096 2010-07-15 00:25 Download/

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 07-14-2010 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Additional info added
 
  


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