[CentOS] Chmod Explaination

joseph blase joseph.mailboxlist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 21:44:55 UTC 2007


On 8/3/07, Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com> wrote:
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of joseph blase
> > Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 5:33 PM
> > To: CentOS mailing list
> > Subject: [CentOS] Chmod Explaination
> >
> > Howdy list,
> >
> >  I can't seem to find any doc's explaining what's really
> > going on behind this scenario:
> >
> > A user home directory had been reset to :
> >
> > d--- --- --- user group user_dir
> >
> >
> > As root i tried to :
> >
> > chmod -R 750 user_dir
> >
> > got permission denied, my friend tried with as user that owns
> > the directory to:
> >
> > chmod -R 750 user_dir  and voila it works.
> >
> > My question is how come did it work, since the user_dir
> > doesn't have a owner permission attached and why user root
> > has been denied with changing the mode?
>
> Owners always have rights to change permission on a file/folder.



Even those that were reset? I thinking that it's good as no permission cause
it has  only d--- --- ---   user_dir.



As far as root not being able to, do you have selinux running?


No, I don't have.


-Ross



-Joseph

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