I have recently been given an account on a Linux server. This server is shared with different members of a research institution and the standard permissions allow other users to access my directories and files.
I have decided to create a folder (let's call it
private) in my home and to change the permissions with
chmod 700 ~/private. I have noticed that the permissions of new files created in
private might allow others to access them. I am fairly new with
chmod and I don't understand whether having set the permissions of
private as above prevent others to view and access what is within this folder, regardless of the files permissions.
Shall I use a similar approach as in this question to set the permissions of all files within
private or having set the permissions of this folder is already enough?