Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 17:37 UTC, submitted by Mark
Linux "In GNU/Linux, file access is restricted. Users don't necessarily have the same rights when it comes to deleting, executing or even reading files. In fact, every file contain data such as its owner, its permissions and other information which defines exactly what can be done with it, and by whom."
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RE[2]: File permissions
by Dima on Thu 6th Apr 2006 07:22 UTC
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basicly create two dirs side by side and have one be a hard link to the other.

What? Have you actually tried that yourself? You can't hardlink directories!
basicly most of the seperate option up there can be recreated in unix using hard links and comboes of RWX

If you need more advanced/fine-grained permissions than user/group/others... Then, um, why not just use ACLs? That's why Linux supports them too, you know.

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RE[3]: File permissions
by jaboua on Thu 6th Apr 2006 13:35 in reply to "RE[2]: File permissions"
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From ln --help:
" -d, -F, --directory allow the superuser to attempt to hard link
directories (note: will probably fail due to
system restrictions, even for the superuser)"

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