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Old 04-19-2004, 03:33 AM   #1
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Settign permissions on folders


I need to give user "aaron" permission to run a program in /usr/steam/hlds_l/
i want to give myslef (aaron) permission to the folder "hlds_l"

i log in as root and try but dont have a clue....
 
Old 04-19-2004, 03:55 AM   #2
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Won't work like that.

You'll have to add a special group, i.e. hld.
(groupadd hld) make that group the owner
of the directory and its contents (chgrp -R hld
/usr/steam/hlds_l/ ) and make yourself member
of the group (usermod aaron -g <whatever group>
-G hld,<other groups>) ...


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Old 04-19-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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thanks i'll try that tonight and see what happens!

why shouldnt i run things as "root"

-Aaron
 
Old 04-19-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
why shouldnt i run things as "root"
Because a slip as root can cost you your systems
functionality. Because an exploit in any given application
that you run as root would give an attacker your
entire system.

Do a search on the forum, that topic has been
discussed to death ;)


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