[arch-general] Read permission for group

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Fri May 15 16:30:32 UTC 2015


user 1001 (chuser) is in the group of user 1000 (rocketmouse). Folder
and file have read permission for group 1000 (rocketmouse), but user
1001 (chuser) can't read the file.

Do I miss the forest for the trees?

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ id chuser
uid=1001(chuser) gid=1001(chuser)

Path and file permissions

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ ls
-ld /home/ /home/rocketmouse/ /home/rocketmouse/.gtkrc-2.0_openbox+jwm
drwxr-xr-x   4 root        root        4096 Apr 23 10:14 /home/
drwxr----- 100 rocketmouse rocketmouse 4096 May 15
17:22 /home/rocketmouse/ -rw-r--r--   1 rocketmouse rocketmouse  152
Oct 16  2014 /home/rocketmouse/.gtkrc-2.0_openbox+jwm

Permission denied

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ sudo -u chuser ls
-ld /home/rocketmouse/ /home/rocketmouse/.gtkrc-2.0_openbox+jwm ls:
cannot access /home/rocketmouse/.gtkrc-2.0_openbox+jwm: Permission
denied drwxr----- 100 rocketmouse rocketmouse 4096 May 15
17:22 /home/rocketmouse/

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ sudo -u chuser
cat /home/rocketmouse/.gtkrc-2.0
cat: /home/rocketmouse/.gtkrc-2.0: Permission denied

This happens also when logged in as user 1001 (chuser) instead of
using sudo -u, take a look at
https://bbs.archlinux.de/viewtopic.php?id=27969, it's in German, but
that doesn't matter regarding the English terminal output.


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