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SunWorld: Security basics, Part 1 - Understanding file attribute bits and modes

Oct 29, 2000, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Budlong)

"Security is always an issue in multiuser computing systems. Unix provides a rich set of security options, and this month we begin a three-part security series by exploring some basics."

"As a true multiuser, multitasking operating system, Unix has a fairly sophisticated method for setting file and directory permissions."

"The chmod command is simple once you've grasped the basics. To understand it, let's start with a small directory listing that can be generated by the ls -l command."

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