new to ubuntu; have a few questions
constantine at evanslabs.org
Thu Nov 9 23:03:00 UTC 2006
> Dwain Alford wrote:
>> then i have to allow all to have wrx
>> on the second hdd that is resting quite comfortably in my file system?
> another command to look at is chmod
> either google or man chmod
> I think(??) that the following will make the file junkfile accessible
> to all for any action
> sudo chmod 777 /junkfile
Please read the questions completely before responding! He was asking
whether he had to do chmod 777 ("then i have to allow all to have
wrx..."), or whether there was another way which wasn't as bad an idea!
This is the second time I've had to tell someone this in the same thread.
To Dwain: You can make the hard drive so that only you can access it as
your account. If it has a Linux filesystem, change the directory where
it is mounted so that your user owns it (on the command line, this would
be chown username /path/to/mount/point). Then you can read and write
everything on the hard drive, and can change the permissions so that
others can't write to it, or even read to it if you choose.
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