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only unix filesystems can be subjected to changes in unix file permissions (where do you suppose the information would go? instaead permissions and ownerships of non-unix filesystems need to be hard set at mount time, e.g. "mount /dev/blah /mnt/blah -o uid=500,umask=022" says user 500 owns all the files with a mask of 022, i.e. rwxr-xr-x
What bassem says is correct, but i can't determine this way which user will have the priviledges(I can only type chmod when I log in as root). I can give an -o, but everyone will have access. It is non-unix compatible, I gave this order to the windows partition and it worked. But how do I give priviledges to a specific user?
-Rv is recursevily and verbose mode(it show all files affected by the order)
OK with the MP3 player(and other USB keys), but I still can't find out how to change permissions on a folder for a specific user. The command chmod isn't helping me 'cause the arguments are incomplete(it has u, but it won't let me specify which user will be the u). And I can't use the command for the current user, 'cause the system is letting me to use the command only when I log in as root. What am I supposed to do?
It seems that I didn't know how to change the permissions in the MP3 player after all. I've changed the owner from root to a normal user(through chown and chgrp) but whenever I mount it(sth that I still do from root), and open the folder I mounted it with Konqueror, I don't see my files. I saw in the man pages that this has something to do with the file /etc/fstab, but I got confused. What I want to do is whenever I mount this device(or any USB key), to be fully accessible by a specific user(read, write and execute commands).
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