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Re: chmod, or better solutions ?

John Hasler wrote:
> Shams Fantar writes:
>> My purpose beeing that local users can't access/read any file which isn't
>> in their own home directory.
> Then they would not be able to run any programs.  What are you trying to
> achieve?  You can easily arrange for them not to be able to access each
> other's files.

Just to complement, even if you give access to /bin, /usr/bin and other
places where there are programs, these programs may need other files to
work, sometimes even system files. The innocent 'ls', for example, needs
access to /etc/passwd in order to map numerical user ids to their names
in long listings.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays.  Embezzlement is another matter.


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