listing home dir of anothe user


 
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listing home dir of anothe user

Hi

I am trying to display the home directory of another user. I dont have the permissions to change into their directory and wonder is it possible to display their directory

eg I cant change directory to john but I am trying to display something like /home/John.

If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
Thanks!
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home directory of any user can be fetched from /etc/passwd file
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for listing others directories ,
The Other user should create the directory with rwx--x--x permissions ,Enabling any user to list the directory contents.
x - Directory -listing permissions
x - File - Executable permissions
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Originally Posted by udaykishore
x - Directory -listing permissions
x - File - Executable permissions
Note quite, I've just confirmed this on Solaris.

For a directory -

"r" means can read the directory listing
"x" means can use the directory to get to a subdirectory, ie navigate through the directory
 

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