Let us consider that I have a file
/home/base/alpha.txt with permission 777 i.e.
Now, from system
user1@host1, I try to pull the file mentioned above using the following command:
scp user@host:/home/base/alpha.txt .
As per file permissions 777, everyone has read-write-execute permission i.e. anyone should be able to read, write and execute the mentioned file. Why does Unix ask for the
user@host password then?