new to ubuntu; have a few questions

Constantine Evans constantine at
Thu Nov 9 23:03:00 UTC 2006

ac wrote:
> 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
> (terminal)
> 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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