user limits

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Aug 3 13:53:04 UTC 2006

"Mihai Velicu" <bvelicu at> writes:

> Can someone tell me where I can find some resources for limiting user
> account. As example to not execute some programs to not see the content of
> some folders and so on.

The traditional Unix approach is with file permissions: see the
FreeBSD Handbook section on "Permissions" and the chmod(1) manual page
(which you can access by typing "man 1 chmod").

For more complicated permission schemes, you way want to use ACLs.
See the Handbook section on "File System Access Control Lists".

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