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There are two types of filesystem drivers: kernel or userland. Kernel filesystem drivers are the classical type. They are faster, but since they run kernel code, it is hard to control what they do. For this reason, by default only the system administrator (the root user) can mount a filesystem using a kernel filesystem driver. The administrator can ...
Depending on what files you want, you can create a new group (/etc/group) and make the file writable (and the directory containing it if you want the user to create new files) by that group (e.g., chgrp <groupname> <file>; chmod g+w <file>
You have to use commands su or sudo. Just adding user to group wheel or adding in sudoers is not enough. The su command switches to the root user – when you execute it with no additional options. You will have to enter the root account’s password. This isn’t all the su command does. You can use it to switch to any user account. If you execute the su john, ...
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