users and groups help

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Sep 24 06:33:57 UTC 2011

Knute Johnson wrote:
> I've found something I thought I understood but now I don't.  I have
> a directory that is chmod 770 and owned by camera:camera.  I have
> made myself a member of the group camera.  Should I not be able to
> cd into the directory?

After you made yourself a member of the new group you should logout and 
login again because the groups are only changed for new logins. Then you 
should of course be able to cd into that directory (if you have 
permission to cd to all of the directories above the one in question).


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