All computer and even mobile operating systems, they have a certain amount of security for programs or applications. This security on applications or programs is above all so that functions or certain actions that you have not allowed are not executed.
In the case of files, the same thing happens. Linux works with a number of permissions for each of the users or owners of the equipment. Below we will show you how these permissions work and what settings can be made with Linux permissions. Apart from this, we will show you which commands you need to use to access the permission settings.
How do permissions and file owners work on Linux?
Permissions for files on Linux are very complete and work or apply in at least three parts. Such three parts are the ‘Reading’, ‘Writing’ and in turn the ‘Execution’. These are the three actions in which Linux always imposes restrictions depending on the type of user you are.
The ‘Read’ permission is one that almost every Linux user has on their computer. Thanks to this permission, any user can read certain documentsopen audio files, open images, and search certain folders, even if that’s not your user account.
What has to do with the permission of ‘Scripture’ is all that relates to editing or creating a file within the user account. If you have this permission, the person will be able to edit images, edit documents, move files from one place to another and do many other things, even if that is not their user account.
The last permission is the ‘Execution’, which is related to the installation of programs or the changes within the team. When you have this permission, the person can make changes to the configuration of the computer, install programs, delete programs and much more, even if that is not your user account.
By the way, if you have one wired internet connection and you want to share it with other devices wirelessly, you can choose to create a home network with your computer.
What kind of configurations can be made with Linux permissions?
When you absolutely count each of the permissions mentioned before, you can even install programs, rename the computer, delete files, change the user’s photo, and so on. These are just some of the goal setting shareware that you can use have all the permissions on the computer with Linux.
In fact, there are many configurations that can be made in Linux by having all the permissions, but we will not mention them all. We said earlier that if you have all the permissions on your computer, there is the possibility of installing programs. Well, if you want, you can install DaVinci, a program that helps you with video editing.
One way to test if you have all the permissions on the computer is trying to install some program that could be useful to us. It should be noted that there is a good reason to use Linux and that system is faster and more secure.
However, leaving this aside, you know clearly what are certain of the things that are achieved in the have all permissions on Linux. What follows now is to show you the commands to use to make permissions settings on the Linux system.
What commands should you use for setting permissions and owners?
If you are not the official owner of the equipment it is obvious that you will not have each of the permissions on the computer. However, you don’t have to worry about this kind of thing, as there are commands you can use to configure things like Linux permissions.
There are a total of two commands that you can use to grant your own user account all permissions on the computer.
Using the ‘chmod’ command
The first command you can use to configure the related system permissions and who are the owners is the ‘chmod’. This command must be pasted into the ‘Command Prompt’ window or can be pasted into the ‘Terminal’ window.
By executing ‘chown’
Another command to use to change things related to computer permissions is ‘chown’. If the ‘chmod’ command is of no use to you, then choose to use the ‘chown’ command. In case you arrived at have trouble changing permissions of files and settings in Linux, you can use the Linalco website.
Linalco is the page that takes care of the problems you have Linux users. On that website there is information about all the problems that the system presents.