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LinuxLookup.com: Ownership & Permissions Guide

Jul 08, 2000, 21:12 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I've witness countless new users complaining about inoperative programs/ items due to a bad permission set on their part. Hopefully this will enlighten some of our inexperienced viewers."

"Two programs essential in the command-line arsenal help change file permissions and ownership. They are chmod and chown. Chmod lets you change the access permissions to individual files, directories & devices. Chown (change ownership) lets you change a file(s) to another owner."

"Chmod is used to change the access permissions of a named file, directory, device or program. These permissions can be set to three different classes, user, group, and the world. Each of these classes of user (owner, group and world) can have permission to read, write or execute the file, depending on your preference."

"Chown is pretty straightforward. It allows you to change ownership. It's also used in conjunction with Chmod, as you should know by the time you're done reading this guide."

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