[kwlug-disc] Access rights to file/folder

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Wed Jul 28 15:22:26 EDT 2010


Excerpts from Raul Suarez's message of Wed Jul 28 15:10:00 -0400 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?

man setfacl
man getfacl

Apologies for glib response.

Cheers,

Eric



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