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Old 04-21-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
kam1su2
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Folder Organization


I'm trying to keep my linux installation as clean and as neet as possiable. Every other time i have used linux i always have all my downloads and stuff scattered in my home dirs, between my root and my general use user account. I am looking for suggesions on how to keep my files orderly, where should i put all my files that all users on my system are able to access. Like music. or where should i put all the packages i'm about to install, and do i always have to log onto root to do the install, via su command? Should i create a user named mp3.... etc to store my mp3s and one called pictures to store pictures... etc... can someone plz give me some suggesions?
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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What I do is keep a directory called /pub where I stash all sorts of stuff. Downloaded files, program source for stuff I'm compiling, etc. If you have multiple users, you can make it readable/writable by all users (or just certain groups). Works for my purposes anyway.

You can install software as a normal user if you want, but typically it means that only that user will be able to run the program. For a system-wide install, you usually have to be root.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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one more question.... how should i setup the permissions for this directory. Considering i want only my users to use it and none else..??
 
Old 04-22-2004, 06:46 AM   #4
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You could make the directory owned by root, and in group 'users'. Put all your users in group 'users' also, and give them read/write permission to the directory (chmod g+rw).
 
  


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