Originally Published: Thursday, 16 December 1999 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Linux File Permissions and Ownership

In a multi-user system you need a way to protect each user from another. One of the reasons for this is that a user can abuse the system for his needs, or be able to read/modify/kill another user's work. Even if you're using your Linux box in a single-user mode you need to protect yourself from making deadly mistakes that can kill your system.