By now, you're probably wondering what's so inflexible about Linux security. Well, the problem is that in order to give special access (such as modification privileges) to a group of people, you have to get your system administrator to create a group with those people in it. Furthermore, if you would like to give a different set of access privileges (such as read access) to another group of people, you can't do it because you can only assign one group owner per file or directory. This will be fixed when "access control lists" are implemented in future versions of Linux, but for now we have to live with it. While we're on the subject of groups, we should see which groups you're in. To get a listing of your group memberships, type groups Try it at the command prompt.
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