Beginners: File Control Getting to grips with Linux Permissions

Sep 27, 2010

From the vault:This article first appeared in issue #1 (October 2000). You'll also find this article on our 10-year anniversary Archive DVD included in issue #120 (November 2010).

With any operating system it is important to ensure that users remain in control of their files and directories and are prevented from tampering with those belonging to other users, or the system. This is what the Linux permissions system is all about, as Jono Bacon explains.

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Community Notebook Free Software Projects

Jun 28, 2010

The Gramps genealogy program takes Linux fans on a tour of their family trees and helps evaluate data connected to ancestors. Puppet helps administrators automate regularly occurring tasks.

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Logfile Viewers Logfile viewers for the desktop and shell

May 24, 2010

While users are surfing the web, listening to music, and writing documents, the kernel and various background daemons write information to logfiles. KSystemLog, Gnome System Log Viewer, and MultiTail will help you read and process logfile data.

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OTRS-ITSM 2.0 Moves Further to ITIL

Apr 29, 2010

The IT Service management module of the Open Ticket Request System (OTRS) adopts another ITIL process in version 2.0: change management.

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Red Hat Provides Cloud Access Option

Apr 29, 2010

The Red Hat distro extended its subscriptions with the choice of Linux running on the local server or from the Amazon cloud.

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DATA STORAGE INTRO Studies in Linux data storage

Apr 26, 2010

This month we look at filesystems for SSDs and show you how to get connected with a Windows Active Directory file server.

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Canonical to Offer Junior Admin Certification for Ubuntu 10.04

Apr 26, 2010

Canonical is planning its own certification for Ubuntu 10.04 Long-Term Service edition.

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GroundWork Open Source Inc. and Eucalyptus Systems to Begin Recruiting Users for Private Cloud Program

Apr 08, 2010

Beta program to utilize new management technology

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