Firstly: welcome, and yes, the "other os" can
be mentioned, though (very) few use a capital w
Okay, the answer: yes
. It is completely possible to allow access to a folder for other users.
In fact, THIS is where Linux shines! You need to set the access bits. Some background:
You'll need to use the command chmod ... yes, that is a command...
This is what you'd need to do:
- place the folder somewhere in the Linux system, your folder would be best.
- open the Console, you land right into your folder
- invoke the cmod command
chmod +r -R folderforthekids
- enter the folder of the kids, typically /home/kids
- make a symlink
ln -s /home/myfolder/folderforthekids
- give them read rights... same as above
Take care, +r
sets the read rights, -r revokes
them. the capital R
", that way they get to read what is inside
the folder as well...
By the way, it's good (best) practice to set up a non-root account for yourself, because if
one that I use with admin privileges.
this is what I think it means, it means you're root...that's not safe.
How to find out?
Enter this in the console
and if the word "root" comes back...you're in root mode. It's wise to set up a non-root account right away, if that's the case.