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Old 05-07-2004, 03:49 AM   #1
superbejo
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Hiding Folders in Linux


Hello everyone.

I am a newly Linux user converted. I am currently using SUSE distro.
My first ever question to you all, is there a way that I can hide my sensitive folder data, so that it won't be visible to others. Next to hiding it, would that be possible to completely making this folder unsearchable via "Find" function?

Has linux an internal command to do so, or should I use third party software for that?
Additional information, I am using KDE as my GUI.

Thank you all for your kind attention and help.

Kind regards

SuperBejo
 
Old 05-07-2004, 03:54 AM   #2
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"chmod go-r your-document-"
This allow only your user (and root) to see -your-document-
 
Old 05-07-2004, 04:02 AM   #3
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Thank you bankomat.

Do you know if it is possible to assign password to a folder in order to open it? Just Curious
 
Old 05-07-2004, 08:07 AM   #4
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as you create a user, the user is assigned a directory and if required you can give a password to the user by giving
passwd <username>
command... this will help only the user and the root to access the files of that user
 
Old 05-07-2004, 09:21 AM   #5
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Talking

thats right linux does rule and window$ $uck$
 
Old 05-07-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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thats right linux does rule and window$ $uck$
LOL...Welcome to the community sambob! It's nice to see that fresh excitement. Keeps me going.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:14 AM   #7
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The excitement should go on and on...
 
Old 06-05-2004, 05:35 AM   #8
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Originally posted by sambob
thats right linux does rule and window$ $uck$
yes i do agree 100% with sambob, micro$ and bill gate$ $uck$ with w$
 
Old 06-05-2004, 08:58 AM   #9
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hmmm despite hearing that, microsoft still rule the os market share about 90%.

linux is providing a tough competition to microsoft i guess
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:50 AM   #10
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Originally posted by greythorne
hmmm despite hearing that, microsoft still rule the os market share about 90%.

linux is providing a tough competition to microsoft i guess
Sorry i meant that their unfair business practices and software sucks (bloatness, instabilities, more security backdoors...)
 
  


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