File permissions

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Sat Feb 20 19:50:44 UTC 2010


Dick Dowdell wrote:

> I'm not really a newbie, but I apparently understand less about Linux
> file permissions than I thought.
> I have a file with the following permissions  -rwxrw-r-x user1:groupa
> When logged in as a user in "groupa", why can't I edit that file?

I think groupa needs write access to the directory the the file is in
for you to be able to edit the file.


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