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Old 09-11-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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File/Folder Sharing in unix for different users


I am new to the forum and even new to the Linux.

I have a question regarding file/folder sharing with different permissions for different users.

Consider i have a folder, i want to share it to 3 people with different permissions.

to one user i have given the permission as read only

to other two users i have given the permission as read write.

How can it be implemented at the linux file system side.

One more question how can i share a file/folder to other users in linux by using commands (i mean to say at the file system side?)

Please put some light on the same...
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Well, if you use the cmd

ls -l

you'll see something like

-rw-rw-r-- 1 chris chris 655 2008-09-11 12:29 t.t

the permissions are

- type, defaults to file, d=dir etc

rw- read/write,noexe for user (owner)
rw- read/write,noexe for group
r-- read,nowrite,noexe for others (world)

For you situation you could use those, adding the r/w user into the relevant group and ensure the read only user not in that group.

The relevant cmd is

which you can read about in the man pages

man chmod

but basically, its


chmod ugo=rw,rw,r filename

would set the above perms

To add a perm:
add exe to user's perms
chmod u+x filename

remove exe from user's perms

chmod u-x filename

Here's a good Linux tutorial:
See Chap 14 for Permissions

Last edited by chrism01; 09-11-2008 at 12:58 AM.


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