users and groups help

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Sat Sep 24 14:18:44 UTC 2011

Minor corrections:

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Ioannis Vranos
<ioannis.vranos at> wrote:
>> On Sep 24, 2011 12:34 AM, "Knute Johnson" <ubuntu at> 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?

==> No, chmod 770 is equivalent to chmod u=rwx,go=

> If you want the group to have read/write access to the directory, and

==> be able to see the directory when listing files and directories, you

> should give as root:
> chmod g=rwx DirectoryName


> chmod g+rwx DirectoryName

Ioannis Vranos

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