Unix or Linux commands for changing user rights

August 10, 2006 at 7:34 am (GNU/Linux, Ubuntu)

“Recently I received the question via email — “…How do I change user rights under UNIX? I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux and my background includes Windows network…

This is one of the fundamental questions asked by new Linux system administrators. As many of you may already know, both Linux and Windows are multi-user and control access to resources is based upon user id or usernames. Further users grouped into groups for ease of management and security.

However, Linux (and UNIX) stores and process user database in different format.”

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