[CentOS] Basic Permissions Questions

Wed Jan 26 10:17:57 UTC 2011
Rafa Griman <rafagriman at gmail.com>

Hi :)

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM, James Bensley <jwbensley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi List :)
> So, I have a folder1, its owner is user1 who has r+w on the folder.
> User2 is the group owner who only has read access (when I say user2, I
> mean the group called user2, because when you make a new user the OS
> can make them their own group). You can see these permissions below:
> [user2 at host test]$ ls -l
> drw-r-----  3 user1    user2   28 Nov  2 16:17 folder1
> How ever user2 can not 'cd' into this directory, and gets the
> following out put form 'ls -l folder1'
> [user2 at host test]$ ls -l folder1/
> total 0
> ?--------- ? ? ? ?            ? sub-folder
> And the sub-folder name is written in white text flashing on a red
> background. So, it seems to me that there is some permissions problems
> here. What permissions are required on the group settings to allow a
> group user to browser folder1 and its sub folders and read the files
> in side if it isn't 'r' ?
> **Note: I have used sudo to replicate permissions through the directy structure:
> [user2 at host test]$ sudo ls -l folder1/
> drw-r----- 2 user1 user2 4096 Jan 24 06:49 sub-folder

Directories should have +x permissions. Do a:

chmod    0750    /directory

And see what happens.