Restrain acces to files and folders

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    Jerome.S

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    How do I restrain acces to files and folders ?

    I'm using linpus on an apire one

    thanks
     
    Jerome.S, Jan 14, 2009
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    You could use chmod to prevent anyone but root from reading/writing files/directories on the system. See my chmod calculator on my blog to help with this. You'd want to run the chmod command as root, so preface the command with "sudo". You can also change ownership of files/directories using the chown command.

    man pages can be seen here:

    chmod ...

    http://www.ss64.com/bash/chmod.html

    chown ...

    http://www.ss64.com/bash/chown.html


    Cheers.
     
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    What i meant to say by restrain access was someway that a password is asked before opening a folder

    thanks
     
    Jerome.S, Jan 14, 2009
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