Linux permissions (easy)

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Trying to grasp the concept of permissions in Unix.

ie:  rwx---x-rwt

1. I know that the first part (rwx) applies to the permissions the owner gets on the file. He can read, write and execute. This is equivalent to "7"

The second part (---)  applies to the group <---(this is where I'm lost. What "group?")

The third part applies to everyone else.  What significance does the "t" have?

Question by:dissolved
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    you can specify your users to a groups. And then apply permitions for a whole group rather than one by one for each user.

    t - Save text attribute (sticky bit) - The user may delete or modify only those files in the directory that they own or have write permission for.

    please have a look here:

    hope this help

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