Help! User Permission

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Wed Apr 4 11:11:25 UTC 2007

On 4/4/07, VeeJay <maanjee at> wrote:
> Hello friends
> How can I restrict a user from getting in to an "Unauthorized folder" and
> getting directory list with using "ls" command?
> If he tries to cd to the unauthorized folder or tries to get directory
> listing so he gets "Permission denied" message?

"chmod a-rwx folder" to deny all access to everybody,
then "chmod u+rwx folder" and "chown gooduser folder"
to permit a good user (and only him) to access it.

For fine-tuned denials, I guess you should read about
access lists.

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