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Old 10-02-2017, 03:39 AM   #1
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Post A question about "chmod".


Hello.
If I want to give a directory read,write and execute permission for "jason" user then first of all I must change the owner of directory to "jason" user then use "chmod +rwx directory name" ?
Code:
# chown -R jason test
# chmod +rwx test
Am I on a right track?

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Old 10-02-2017, 03:59 AM   #2
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Yes, the "+rwx" will cause r, w and x to be added to the permissions of test/ for every user/group owners, subtracting the dmask.

Or another solution could be to make a specific group own the directory, add rwx for the group owners and finally add user "jason" to that group.
 
Old 10-02-2017, 05:04 AM   #3
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Be carefull not to follow symlinks!
First do
Code:
chown -hR jason test
if this gives a syntax error, fall back to without -h (then your chown is an old GNU or BSD version)
I usually do
Code:
chmod u+rwx test
to make clear it is for the user only.

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Old 10-02-2017, 05:46 AM   #4
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Try it, then post, in code tags, what you get from: ls -alR test
 
Old 10-02-2017, 05:55 AM   #5
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just a comment: x is not execute permission on directories, but search permission.
 
Old 10-02-2017, 07:28 AM   #6
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Try it, then post, in code tags, what you get from: ls -alR test
Code:
drwxr-xr-x. 3 jason       jason           17 Oct  2 12:38 test
 
Old 10-02-2017, 07:28 AM   #7
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Be carefull not to follow symlinks!
First do
Code:
chown -hR jason test
if this gives a syntax error, fall back to without -h (then your chown is an old GNU or BSD version)
I usually do
Code:
chmod u+rwx test
to make clear it is for the user only.
Thus, My steps were OK?
 
Old 10-02-2017, 07:44 AM   #8
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yes
 
Old 10-07-2017, 02:45 AM   #9
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