User permissions


I’ve read “Unix_Groups” and “Security” pages on the wiki to know how to make any user’s home directory inaccessible by other users on the same account.

There seem to be very complex solutions… Some via crono jobs too.

I’ve instead simply run this in every user’s home dir:
chmod g-rx ~/

It seem that in this way the problem is solved. Isn’t it?
Am I missing something? ^o)


That looks to do the job for you. Other solutions are ways to allow selected users access to common areas while excluding other users.

With what you’ve done is excluded the master user (you) from being able to access these users’ directories.