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Old 02-08-2006, 04:31 AM   #1
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SUSE 10 Folder Permissions

Juts installed OSS Suse 10. v good. however...

mounted two windows partitions in /home. able to view / edit / etc in root. i need ot be able to use in other users, but when i change permissions it only applies to the top dir of each HD, not the contents. how do i apply permissions to all files in dir?

Old 02-08-2006, 04:49 AM   #2
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To change permissions recursively, use the -R parameter. BUT: Instead of changing the file permissions system wide, it's better to aquire the required permissions temporarily. Use 'su' (switch user) for this purpose. Do not change the permissions until you really know what you are doing!

EDIT: Permission of Windows mounts are changed in /etc/fstab or the actual mount command itself, since Windows does not use the same permissions system as Linux. Use umask=0000 as option.

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