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Mastering The Linux Shell - Advanced Permissions

Apr 04, 2013 - Tags:

In my last article, I introduced the idea of permissions in the Linux world. Some users can read or write a file, while others can only read the same. A user may also belong to a group and share the permissions of that group which might also involve the ability to execute, or run a file as a program. Today, I'm going to continue on the subject of permissions but get into more detail, including some intense variations of basic permissions.

Mastering The Linux Shell - Getting Permission

Apr 01, 2013 - Tags:

Under Linux, access to files and directories is controlled by a system of permissions. Those permissions define who can see a file, whether they can modify it in any way, and in the case of some files, whether the commands within that file (or the file itself) can be executed. By executed, we mean "can we run that program?". Let's take a look at permissions and how you you can work with them.

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