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Old 09-15-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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Private directory


How do i create a simple private directory in linux as a regular user ??
 
Old 09-15-2009, 05:02 AM   #2
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How do i create a simple private directory in linux as a regular user ??
private as in only you can access it right?

one way is to -
create the directory with the permissions 700.

Code:
mkdir -m 700 directory_name
only the directory owner has full access rights here.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 05:04 AM   #3
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change the permission of your folder by
Code:
mkdir yourdirectory
chmod -R 700 yourdirectory
note:root can do anything(even change the permission or ownership) in your directory and you cant restrict him any way.. he is the GOD of the machine.

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Old 09-15-2009, 05:04 AM   #4
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Private directory? Do you mean a directory that is not accessible to others?
If this is what you want, create a directory with

mkdir /path/to/directory

And change the permissions on it. If you do not even want others to read

chmod 700 /path/to/directory

Ok. centosboy and mobin beat me on this with couple of mins. But this as fast as I can type.

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Old 09-15-2009, 05:07 AM   #5
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