Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 File Permissions

  • Posted February 16, 2015

Hi, im really new to Linux permissions so I would appreciate help with this simple query.

Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have 2 users root and user1

I have a directory /var/www/html/gallery

The directory is empty

I would like to create a new group add root and user1 to that group and make that group have read, write and delete permissions, (FULL), to the directory, /var/www/html/gallery

Can someone please help me ?

Thank you.


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You can create a new group with the command:

sudo addgroup groupname

You can then add your user to that group with:

sudo gpasswd -a user groupname

Finally, you can give that group permissions to the folder with:

sudo chown -R :groupname /var/www/html/gallery
sudo chmod g+wx /var/www/html/gallery

For more information on modifying permissions, check out: