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I am currently logged in as user2, and i was able to navigate to a directory x. In this directory, user1 has files which have the following permissions:
-rw-r--r-- user1 user1
Given that I am not with the same group as user1, I expect that I could at least see the file when I list directory contents. Is this always true to Unix? Or are there some other way that the owner (user1) hides the files from other users (such as user2)?
so if user1 change the permission like this you can see the files inside the directory x
That applies to directories, but I dont thinks the same applies to files. My issue is not with directory x since I was able to navigate inside it, obviously it has execute permissions for other users. My concern here are the files inside the directory x.
---------- Post added 10-10-12 at 02:39 PM ----------
Originally Posted by ilesterg
In this directory, user1 has files which have the following permissions:
-rw-r--r-- user1 user1
additional note: the 'have' here refers to the files.