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Old 01-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
CosmicSea
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user permissions


I am using ubuntu and im trying to figure out how to add a user and give it read and write access to one file on the entire server only. can anybody help me?
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Hello

To add an user use add user (see man adduser for details)
Code:
adduser username
Do you want the user to be able to log in ? You may don't want to create a home directory for it, so you may be interested in the --no-create-home option.
Then use chmod and chown to set the permissions. Something like (see man chown and man chmod for details) :
Code:
chown username filename
chmod u+rw filename
Note that you won't have only one file whith read write access for the user on the whole server, indeed there are world readable/writable files (wanting to give access to only one file on the whole server for an user seems odd to me)

Hope it helps.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:05 AM   #3
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I am using ubuntu and im trying to figure out how to add a user and give it read and write access to one file on the entire server only. can anybody help me?
Follow antegallya's instructions.

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