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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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File Permissions and Ownership

File permissions determine the operations that can be performed on files and directories and who can perform these operations. Solaris 8 provides two types of file permissions: standard, which provides basic security, and extended, which expands the standard permissions.

Standard File Permissions

Files and directories can have read, write, and execution permissions. You can assign permissions to three classes of system accounts: the user account that owns the file, the group account that has group permissions, and everyone else. These three permissions are referred to as user, group, and other. The read, write, and execution permissions for user, group, and other can be set independently of one another.

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