The last three letters in the permissions column tell us what everyone else in the world, the “others” may do.
-rwxr-x r-x joe acctg archive.sh -rw-rw- r-- joe acctg orgchart.gif -rw-rw- r-- joe acctg personnel.txt -rw-r-- r-- joe acctg publicity.html drwxrwx r-x joe acctg sales -rw-r-- --- joe acctg topsecret.inf -rwxr-x r-x joe acctg wordmatic
The “others” lead highly restricted lives.
They can’t write any files or directories, and they have absolutely
no access to the
They may still run the
archive.sh script and
wordmatic program, and they may search
However, things are not as we should like.
archive.sh(although they can read it to learn how to write a good shell script).
topsecret.infso that it’s closed off to everyone except user Joe.
salesdirectory to outsiders.
publicity.htmlfile contains press releases, and it should be open to anyone in the company to change.
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