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Old 07-31-2003, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question permissions issues

Linux Newbie question:

I would like to give full permission to a user on a specific folder.

specific folder: walker

I Know that i have to use the chmod command and how i can give full access to a specific folder but the part that i'm missing is how to give the permissions full access to a user on the specific folder.


chmod 777 /walker

I know that's a stupide question but i realy need help on this one.

Old 07-31-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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Make the user the owner and group owner of the directory:
chown -R Johnny.Johnny /path/to/walker

Make sure no other user has access:
chmod -R 770

In both cases the "-R" makes the action go recursively - ie all files and directories below will be changed too.
Old 08-01-2003, 02:28 AM   #3
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permission issues

hi there , ur question is not at all stupid rather it is very vital for computer security issues , what i feel is that the post from David is good , u can check out these two websites , they might provide you some good resources ... and , i hope they will help .... all the best for ur work , take care
Old 08-01-2003, 09:43 AM   #4
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Finally, i use the chown command

and chmod 775 *

Thanx for your help and your useful links.


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