Chapter 8. Managing Users and Permissions

We've explored quite a bit of Linux Mint, but our journey so far has only been with a single user account. You may or may not want other users to access your computer, but either way, it's highly recommended to learn more about how users and permissions are handled in the Linux world to ensure that your bird's-eye view of Linux functionality is complete. In this chapter, we'll work through examples of user management (creating, disabling, and removing user accounts) as well as file and folder permissions. These concepts will be explored via GUI applications as well as shell command examples.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Creating new users
  • Changing passwords
  • Temporarily revoking access ...

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