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Old 10-15-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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How to set read only access to one more group

We are aware that unix has three sets of permission such as owner, group and others.

I have a requirement to have a read-only access to a folder and sub-folders and the group that currently holds can't be used. Because it has write privileges. I would rather not prefer to use others, because it opens to each user in the system.

Can someone suggest some ideas to have read-only access for another group? Thanks in advance for your time.
Old 10-15-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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For this purpose ACL's where introduced in Linux/Unix.
Check out the getfacl and setfacl commands.

If you get command not found messages. You should install the acl package.



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