[linux-novice] Permissions -- I think ?
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Fri Oct 22 20:06:02 EDT 2004
On 22/10/04 Bill Case said:
> I want to do two things that should be simple
> 1) How do I configure evolution 1.4.6 so that I can access the same data
> (addresses, tasks, inbox etc) either as root, user1 or user2?
> I don't want or need separate or different files for each user. They are
> all me.
Why do you want this? I do all my work as msoulier, unless I require
root access, in which case I typically use sudo. I almost never login as
> Also, if I use evolution to access my mail as one user, it won't access
> it as another user after I logout and login as a different user (or
> root) unless I reboot. How do I fix that?
I just got lost. Please provide an example.
> 2) I would like to set kjots (which is my favourite note keeper) up so
> that root, user1 and user2 all access the same books and pages.
> I have found the /%home%/.kde/share/apps/kjots directory that I want to
> use with kjots but I can't get kjots to go there when I am a non-owner
> I have gone through all the manuals and googled about permissions. I
> understand and have used basic user and group permissions before but all
> this stuff about PAM and Console access and special groups for devices
> and programs like floppy, mail etc. seems like learning overkill and an
> invitation to disaster just to solve a simple problem.
It's not a simple problem. Unix was designed for multiple users, such
that those users have a very definite separation. I would question your
Please explain why this arrangement is required or desired.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca>
Jabber: msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
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