My user account,
samjaques, belongs to a group
sams. I have two folders, both in the
sams group. Folder 1 is owned by root, Folder 2 by
samjaques. Both have permissions set as
---rwx---. From the terminal (running as
sams), I can only open Folder 1 but not Folder 2 (Folder 2 gives
My guess is that the system is checking permissions of the user, then the group, then other, and denies permission if the user is denied without checking the group. Is this the expected behaviour, and is there a reason for it?
In general, is it pointless/bad practice to have group permissions higher than user permissions?