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Assigning and removing file access permissions

In a previous post we’ve look at the different types of access (privileges) different users of a Linux system have. When every file is created there’re some permissions that are automatically assigned by the system to such file and they include read, write and execute permissions. The following table summarizes the permissions available for files… Read More »


Linux borrowed a lot from its mentor UNIX, and one of what was borrowed is the idea that everything in the OS (hardware and software) is represented by a file (yeah…you’d get the sense of if as you progress so don’t bug your brain ’bout this). Majorly because of this reason file ownership and permissions… Read More »