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  1. #1

    giving a user access to another user's home directory


    Quick question on user permissions, I'm not even sure if this is possible but any help/opinions is greatly appreciated.

    I need to give one user full access to another users home directory. How would I do that?

    I.E; user bob needs full read/write access to user bills home directory (/home/bill). How would a person grant that?

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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Put bob in bill's group and dole out permissions appropriately?

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    You could also create a group (example: homegroup), add the new user to it, use
    chgrp homegroup <user's home directory>
    , then change the permissions to give the new group full access with
    chmod 775 <user's home directory>

    That way, if you wanted to give more users access, you could add them to that group and it would be easy to keep track of who had permissions to the directory.
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    Thanks very much for the help, I'd attempted to the group permission but was having difficulties getting it to work correctly. Turns out the chmod was wrong. Thanks again.

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