How to Change File Permissions on Linux Mint

November 14, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Change File Permissions in Linux Mint

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Set or Change the File/Directory Permissions on Linux Mint Desktop.

And Following the Linux Mint Change File Permissions Tutorial you’ll acquire also a little Practice on the Linux Mint Console Terminal Command Line.

Finally, included int the Article Links to Guides on Linux Mint Command Line Quick Start and to Setting Ownership over Linux Mint File System.

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  1. Linux Mint Terminal Tutorial for Beginners

    Linux Mint Terminal Quick Start
  2. Who Can Change File’s Permissions?.

    • You Can Freely Change Permissions over Files/Directories Your User’s Hold.
    • But you need Admin Super User Powers to Change Permissions on Entities he Do Not Hold!
  3. Setting Up Permissions on Files and Directories.

      Basic Building Blocks for the Permission Command.

      Ownership Types:

      • Use ‘u‘ to Setup Permissions for the User Owner
      • Use ‘g‘ to Setup Permissions for the Group Owner
      • Use ‘u+g‘ to Setup Permissions for the User and Group Owner
      • Use ‘a‘ to Setup Permissions for All (World)
      • Use ‘o‘ for Revoking Actual Permissions and Giving Permissions to the Others (the Before Disabled ones)

      Permission Types:

      • Use ‘x‘ to Setup Execution Permission
      • Use ‘w‘ to Setup Write/Delete Permission
      • Use ‘r‘ to Setup Read Permission

      Giving/Removing Permissions:

      • Use ‘+‘ to Give Permission
      • Use ‘‘ to Remove Permission

    Generic Permission Command Form:

    chmod ownershipSubject[+/-]r/w/x [myEntity]

    For Instance :

    mkdir $HOME/world

    To Give ‘All’ (read,write/delete,execute) Permissions on the ‘world’ Directory to ‘Everybody’:

    chmod a+rwx $HOME/world

    (Normally Take Care Before to Open a Directory to the World Because this Can Compromise Your System Security!)
    Now to Check Permissions Setup:

    ls -l $HOME

    To Remove the ‘Write/Delete’ Permission to the ‘World’:

    chmod a-w $HOME/world

    To Give the ‘Write/Delete’ Permission the ‘world’ Only to the Owner:

    chmod u+w $HOME/world

    To Give the ‘Write/Delete’ Permission the ‘world’ Also to the Owner’s Group:

    chmod g+w $HOME/world

    To Remove the ‘Execution’ Permission to the ‘World’:

    chmod a-x $HOME/world

    To Give the ‘Execution’ Permission to the ‘world’ to the Owner:

    chmod u+x $HOME/world

    To Give the ‘Execution’ Permission to the ‘world’ Also to the Owner’s Group:

    chmod g+x $HOME/world

    (After Only You and Your Group will be Able to Access the ‘world’ Directory Directory on Shell!)

  4. How to Change File Owner on Linux Mint File System

    Linux Mint Setting Ownership Quick Start
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