Re: "Small" Bug - silly question again
>>>>> "Norbert" == Norbert Nemec <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Norbert> Why not? Have a group "users" that contains all the users
Norbert> except guest. Now you can give file access just to that
Norbert> group for all files that the guest should not be able to
Norbert> use. You may have to change a large group of file
Norbert> permissions that way, but that's just the same for the
Norbert> forth permission set.
There is also another (perhaps unusual) way, while weird, I believe it
would work, with standard Unix permissions. Use user:group
nologin:nologin for users that are not logged in, and set file
r-x---r-x root nologin filename
that way everybody can access the file, unless they are in the nologin
group. I am not sure how portable this is, but seem to remember it
worked on Linux.
Personally, I think this is hopelessly out-of-date, and the sooner we
move to ACLs, the better.
Brian May <email@example.com>