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  1. #1

    User permission help!

    okay, so i made a user. The home folder is /home/"home", but the problem is. i can access everything from the home folder, i can just cd to almost everywhere. as i think you understand, im not a "linux pro"

    Hope you can help

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Virginia, USA
    Default permissions on Ubuntu and Debian are to allow all local users to read/view directories of other users.

    To change this, you can run (as root, or the user that owns the folder):
    chmod o-xr /home/home -R

    That will remove execute (required to view directories and execute scripts) and read permissions for 'other' users.
    Here's a good tutorial on the subject of linux ownership and permissions: Linux Tutorial - Managing Group Access on Linux and UNIX

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    Thanks man

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