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# 1  
Old 05-03-2011
Error Root group permissions

Hi everybody, which are the root group permissions and how can I give to a user these rights?

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 05-03-2011
There are three types of permissions:
  • read access
  • write access
  • execute access
Use chmod or chgrp
# 3  
Old 08-03-2011
no special privileges then?

I always thought that the root group had close to the same privileges as the root account itself. If one have to assign the group root to files to have access to them the group is pretty useless. Does root group really not have special rights?
 

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