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Linux - Permissions


This course shows users how to manage user and group permissions for files and directories.

This lesson is part of our Linux online training series which contains over 27 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Change the owner and group associated with a file
  • Define read, write, and execute permissions as applied to files and directories
  • Change permissions using symbols
  • Change permissions using numbers
  • Change the default permissions set for newly created files and directories


  • Changing the Owner of a File
  • Changing the Group for a File
  • Understanding File and Directory Access
  • Understanding File Access
  • Understanding Directory Access
  • Changing Permissions with Symbols
  • Changing Permissions with Numbers
  • Special Permissions
  • Setting Default Permissions

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Linux.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), includes a variety of features and all courses qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

StaffKit is an e-learning leader in providing computer training tutorials and online education. We have satisfied customers in over 75 countries using our online training courses. We have been a leading provider of self-paced web based training for the past 10 years.

Total Courses: 9
Total Time: 27+ hours
Only $99.95
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Total Courses: 853
Total Time: 1723+ hours
Only $249.95
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