I have created folder in home. I have also created new user.

I want that specific folder can only be accessed by the new created user. I want to remove root privileges for that folder.

I am using this command to give ownership to that user

chown -R newUser:newUser folder_name

It is changing the ownership to new user but it is still accessible by other users. I want that it can only be accessed by new user and root and not by the previously created users.

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    define "root permission". If you refer that root can access, root can access everything, even if set to 000 permissions.
    – ezra-s
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 11:42

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You can't revoke access permissions from root. It's special user that by design should access almost everything.

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