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Unix and Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fourth Edition by Eric J. Ray, Deborah S. Ray

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Chapter 5. Controlling Ownership and Permissions

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Unix and Unix-like operating systems are multiuser systems in which your files are separate from Jane’s files, which are separate from Joe’s files, and so on. Any file you create is separate from other users’ files and usually cannot be directly accessed by Jane, Joe, or any other user.

Occasionally, though, you will need to share files. For example, ...

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