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Re: Disallow other users from reading my $HOME

Ken Teague wrote at 2010-01-06 18:05 -0600:
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> > But he probably doesn't want all his files marked as executable.
> "chmod 700 $HOME" will change only the home directory permissions,
> which excludes all files that are currently present.

> > So I change my suggestion to
> >  u=rwX,g=,o=
> This is an answer more suited to meet the needs of Mr. Cohen, but X is
> normally intended to be used with -R (recursive) so that all files
> that currently contain an execute bit retain that bit, and those that
> don't are not set to contain the execute bit.  I'd simply use "chmod
> 700 $HOME" and call it a day.

Okay, I was assuming recursion because I have a ~/public_html and symlinks from 
it to other files scattered in my $HOME and so a "chmod 700 $HOME" would just 
break stuff.  Otherwise, just changing $HOME permissions is an excellent 

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