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Linux: Files and Permissions

Video Introducing this tutorial


What you should know

1. Linux Files

What is a file?
Get file attributes
Get extended attributes
Pattern matching using globs
Pattern matching using extended globs

2. Manipulate Files

Create files and dirs
Copy files and dirs
Move and rename files and dirs
Remove files and dirs
Create links to files and dirs
Add overwrite warnings to cp, mv, and rm

3. Standard Unix Permissions

Standard Linux permissions overview
File and directory modes
File ownership
Set permissions using numeric method
Set permissions using symbolic method
Default permissions using umask
Special file bits: SUID and SGID
Special directory bits: SGID and Sticky

4. ACLs

ACL overview
Read ACLs
Set ACLs
Manage default ACLs
Delete ACLs
ACL tricks


Next steps