Linux and Unix chown and chmod command security problem illustrated

Posted on in Categories Humour last updated May 7, 2017

The chown command change file owner and group. The chmod command change file mode (bits) i.e. permission. A wrong permission can create problems on Linux or Unix-like system. It is clearly illustrated in this comic.

chown and chmod
chown and chmod

Credit: turnoff.us

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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