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We continue our tour of Linux with this tutorial on creating and managing users and groups.

Users, Groups and Other Linux Beasts: Part 2

In this ongoing tour of Linux, we’ve looked at how to manipulate folders/directories, and now we’re continuing our discussion of permissions, users and groups, which are necessary to establish who can manipulate which files and directories. Last time, we showed how to create new users, and now we’...
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Learn how to work with users, via groups and access control lists in this tutorial.

How to Manage Users with Groups in Linux

When you administer a Linux machine that houses multiple users, there might be times when you need to take more control over those users than the basic user tools offer. This idea comes to the fore especially when you need to manage permissions for certain users. Say, for example, you have a...
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How Do Groups Work on Linux?

Hello! Last week, I thought I knew how users and groups worked on Linux. Here is what I thought: Every process belongs to a user (like julia) When a process tries to read a file owned by a group, Linux a) checks if the user julia can access the file, and b) checks which groups julia belongs to, and...
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