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How do I give users different access to a folder in Linux?

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I am struggling to understand how to give different users different permissions on a folder on an Linux FTP server. I created a folder, a group and a user, lets say the folder is China, the group is China and the user is China. China must only have read access to this folder and User1 must have RWX. Have I already messed up by doing this on China's home directory...can I change their permissions on this to read-only? Many thanks.
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to accomplish that, change the owner to User1 and the group to china

chown User1:China <path to folder>/China

to change rights for User1 to write and China to read-only...

chmod 750 <path to folder>/China
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Thank you very much, I shall give this a go.
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or you can try ACL's on filesystem on which you have directories.

TY/SA
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I have not yet had time to do this.
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Thanks for your help.
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