What I am trying to do: I am managing a class server and I want to allow all of the users to save their work to their home directories. I do not want users to be able to view other users home directories except for sudo users.

I believe this can be accomplished by doing the following

chmod -R 700 user1/

Is this the correct way to accomplish this?

  • Better option would be 750 – George Udosen Jan 12 '18 at 21:03

Use sudo chmod 750 /home/$USER so the files inside don't pick up those permission but stops non-owners from accessing home folders

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