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How can I assign folder permissions in Fedora 14 using the command line?

I'd like to give read/write/execute permissions to :

  • 2 users (tom, jim) to the folder /Home/Share
  • 1 group (employees) to the folder /Home/Share/Employees

However, I'm not sure how to do this properly from a shell.

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One way to do that is using chown. Take a look at these :

http://www.manpagez.com/man/8/chown/

http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/linuxcommand.org/lts0070.html

http://www.unixtutorial.org/2009/02/how-to-change-ownership-of-files-and-directories-in-unix/

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Take a look at the whole user/group/others stuff in Unix, that might help. But it looks like you want to set up stuff that is very awkward for more than a few groups. Perhaps what you need is finer granularity, as the ACL (Access Control Lists) offer on some filesystems. Check out the manual pages for acl(5), setfacl(1) and nearby ones.

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