Explore the concept of the logged-in user as a starting point to learning about roles, ownership, and permissions. See how users can be assigned to groups which are then granted ownership and permissions.
- [Instructor] In this chapter, … we're going to talk about file ownership and permissions. … In Chapter 1, we learned that Unix is designed … to be a multi-user environment, … and ownership and permissions are important concepts … in a multi-user environment. … Each user on the system needs the ability … to control access to their files by others. … Some files may be shared, while other files stay private. … Unix has these features built in. … Even if you're the only user on the system, … you still need to understand how they work. … If you have different user accounts … on your computer already, … then each of these users will have a different login, … and you can log in as different users to try it out. … We also learned already that you can type whoami, … and it will come back and tell you the current username. … Each user gets a home directory. … We saw that when we opened a new window. … It drops us right into our home directory. … And if we type cd followed by the tilde or little squiggle, …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Files and Directories
3. Ownership and Permissions
4. Commands and Processes
5. Directing Input and Output
6. Configure Your Working Environment
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