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03-A.1: Modify Permissions: File and Directory

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    3.1 Given a scenario, apply or acquire the appropriate user and/or group permissions and ownership.

    Module Introduction

    As a Linux admin it will be necessary to set user and/or group permissions to control access to directories and files. This includes setting file and directory permissions, context-based permissions, and controlling privilege escalation.

    Objectives of this Module

    In this lesson, you will:

    • Modify file and directory permissions.
    • Modify file and directory ownership.
    • Configure file and directory special permissions and attributes.
    • Troubleshoot permissions and ownership problems.