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apcmag: Linux File Permissions

Jun 24, 1999, 23:52 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geoffrey Bennett)

"Since Linux is a multiuser system, its file system has the concept of 'ownership', where files that users create are considered to be 'owned' by them, and they can then dictate who should be able to read or write to those files."

"This article explains the permissions scheme used by Linux."

Ednote: The author is Geoffrey Bennett who gained notoriety last year by setting the precedent for getting refunds on unused OEM copies of windows 95 shipped by Laptop and PC manufacturers.

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