View Full Version : [ubuntu] Change group permissions

January 29th, 2010, 09:40 AM
How do you change what actions can members of a group perform. When using the GROUPADD command there's no way to specify what members can or cannot do.

Also does invoking GROUPDEL affect membership of other groups? E.g.

groups user
user: user print web

sudo groupdel print

should this affect user's membership of groups user or web?

January 29th, 2010, 09:19 PM
What are you wanting to do ?

You first add a group, assign users to groups, then specify permissions by ownership and permissions of files and directories.

If you need finer grain control, use acl.

Also take a look as what it meas to define a users primary group :p