Ubuntu is a famous OS you probably might have heard of, it is similar to other Linux contributions which bars the access to system settings and files by default. Every user account has the read and write authorization to its very own read and write files which is accessible to other system files.
One can give the folder or the file all the needed authorizations. All the other user accounts can neither view nor edit other users account files. All the files and folders can be given the full-fledged access while making use of “chmod” command.
This is where the first user account you ever create when you have installed the Ubuntu has allowed and authorized for the administrative access. This in the end give access to set a password and use the system with all the programs. What more? You can also allow administrativepermissions to various other accounts directly from the user account windows. The below are the Ubuntu change file permissions
1. First thing to do is open a window terminal by tapping the Ubuntu like shaped logo named as “Dash Home” icon which is at the extreme left of the screen, type in the “terminal” in the search box which is visible and go ahead by pressing “Enter”. This is the first step when it is about change permissions Ubuntu.
2. Next step is to type “sudo chmod a+rwx /path/to/file” right in the terminal which switches with help of “/path/to/file” with the desired file you wish to give permissions to for everyone else and hit Enter. One can also make use of the powerful command “sudo chmod -R a+rwx /path/to/folder” to authorize the user for each and every permission right inside it. Skip the “x” from command if you don’t wish the files to be accessible. With this the procedure of change folder permissions Ubuntu becomes easy.
3. The third step for Ubuntu permissions is to provide a password at the; password box and then hit “Enter”
4. Last step is to choose the account you wish to give authorization to in the list, check whether you selected the “Account Type” prompt at the extreme right of the window and select “Administrator”. Just in case if any user is logged on, they will have to move out or log out and log in back to allow the changes to take effect. This will conclude the procedure to change the Ubuntu file permissions.
An important note
An important thing to note for Ubuntu change folder permissions, yes you can edit the folder or specific file authorizations directly from the file manager by clickingright and picking the “Properties” option and then choosing the “Permission” tab in the window properties that’s visible on the screen.
This you can use only to make a change in the permissions of the files just in case your user account has the rights to file ownership.
Ubuntu perhaps needs admin accounts to get in the passwords working right before the permissions are authorized.
You can definitely make use of the root authorizations at the command panel by moving ahead with a “Sudo”. For instance the command “apt-get update” will not work, however, ‘sudo apt-get update” will take the leverage of all the permissions to update the download information of software packages available. Hence this will finally help with everything that you will need when it comes to Ubuntu changing file permissions.