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Could someone tell me how to restrict access to a directory so that only authorized individuals have access to it or direct me to the right documentation for implementing this?
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man chown
man chmod

example:
allow only members of group "foo" complete access to directory "dir"
chown root:foo dir
chmod 770 dir

allow only root complete access to directory "dir", members of "foo" are allowed to list contents:
chown root:foo dir
chmod 750 dir


HTH,
-XoF-
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