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Webmin Administrator's Cookbook by Michał Karzyński

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Changing file ownership and permissions

Webmin's file manager allows you to manipulate standard POSIX file ownership and permissions. The user interface for this function is easy to use and powerful, allowing you to modify files recursively, but distinguish between files and directories.

Every filesystem node (file, directory, and so on) on a UNIX-like system is owned by a single user and a single group. The system also stores permission information for each node with separate permissions for the file owner, group, and everybody else. Standard permissions are listed in the following table:

Binary notation

Octal notation

Permission name

Description

000

0

None

No permission of any kind.

001

1

Execute

Execute a program file or traverse ...

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