[kwlug-disc] Access rights to file/folder

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 28 15:10:00 EDT 2010

In Windows you can select who has access to a file/folder, by selecting either ACLs (groups) or user IDs from the local computer or the domain.

In Linux, as far as I know, each file belongs to ONE user and ONE group. So if you need access, you are either the user-owner or you get added to the owner-group.

Is there a way in Linux to grant access to a specific file for a specific user without making it member of the owner-group

Or alternatively: how is the fine-grain access problem solved under Linux?

Raul Suarez

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