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Old 11-19-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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HELP - Directory Permissions


Once I create a new user, I want him to only have access to 1 directory that I will create, I want him/her to have write and read access only.

Running Red Had Enterprise

I know I add a user - useradd and create a password, problem is I don't want this user to see anything else other that the one directory I want him to copy files to.

Last edited by desmondlewissmith; 11-19-2007 at 04:41 PM. Reason: first was wrong
 
Old 11-19-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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Do the accounts already exist?

If yes, it's trivial:
Code:
for i in acc1 acc2 acc3 ... ; do mkdir $i; chown $i $i; chmod go-rwx $i; done
If you have a list of the names in a file it's even easier.

Code:
for i in `cat list` ; do mkdir $i; chown $i $i; chmod go-rwx $i; done


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Old 11-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #3
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Do the accounts already exist?

If yes, it's trivial:
Code:
for i in acc1 acc2 acc3 ... ; do mkdir $i; chown $i $i; chmod go-rwx $i; done
If you have a list of the names in a file it's even easier.

Code:
for i in `cat list` ; do mkdir $i; chown $i $i; chmod go-rwx $i; done


Cheers,
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I messed this up, I went back and modified the question since it was written kinda wierd, now the answer doesn't make sense.. heelllllppppp... please...
 
Old 11-19-2007, 05:01 PM   #4
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I messed this up, I went back and modified the question since it was written kinda wierd, now the answer doesn't make sense.. heelllllppppp... please...
Heh. Strange things happen ;}

as for the new question:
I'm afraid that that request isn't very feasible. You can't trivially
lock users out of the entire file-system; you can stop them from
seeing each others files, though, which still works in the way I
described, just use their actual home directories.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #5
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Heh. Strange things happen ;}

as for the new question:
I'm afraid that that request isn't very feasible. You can't trivially
lock users out of the entire file-system; you can stop them from
seeing each others files, though, which still works in the way I
described, just use their actual home directories.
Not sure how to read the reply you wrote, were the i's variables?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 05:18 PM   #6
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Assuming that you have a list like
Code:
/home/user1
/home/user2
/home/user3
...
Code:
for i in `cat list` ; do chown -R $i $i; chmod -R go-rwx $i; done

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