Understanding Linux File Permissions

Posted by tripwire45 on Apr 5, 2006 4:11 PM EDT
The Linux-Tutorial; By Clement Lefebvre
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The seasoned linux power user or admin won't need to read this article but for those of you who are Linux newbies, you'll want to have a look. The Linux file structure and file permissions are very different than those you'll find on a Windows computer.

Trying to figure out who has permission for what can be confusing and changing permissions and ownership can be a real mystery. Fortunately, this brief article does a good job of explaining the basic CLI commands that will let you take control of Linux file permissions. Learn about ls -l, chmod, chmod, and more. As an added bonus, the document comes in print-friendly and pdf formats. -Trip

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