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Re: chmod and permission nomenclature

From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: chmod and permission nomenclature
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 11:15:02 +0200

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 10:38:13AM +0100, Steve Holmes wrote:
> I get confused between chmods "u" for 'owner' not 'user', and "o" for 'user'
> not 'owner'!

Just *think* differently.

At the moment you think "u=owner" and "o=user", right?  Just indoctrinate
yourself with the less confusing alternative: "u=User" and "o=Other".  The
meaning of "user" is "the user to whom this file belongs".

Bernd Jendrissek

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