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    Default default user permissions

    Why does openSuse allow users to look in other users home directories by default. Is there an easy way to change it
    so only the user has access, so when a user is created it
    defaults that way rather than having to change permissions
    on each home directory.

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    Default Re: default user permissions

    actually this might not be a beta forum question but 11.2 is the first suse i've used in ernest so it might have always been this way

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    Default Re: default user permissions

    Well spotted; if you are using KDE, right click on the user's folder in /home, select Properties and then Permissions and set the permissions the way you want them, remembering to tick the Apply changes to all subfolders button.

    I presume Gnome has a similar way of doing it.

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    Default Re: default user permissions

    You can also set the defaults for new users in Yast - Security and Users.
    But before you do so, please read this example:
    I use a firebird database that needs the database to be owned by user 'firebird', yet I want it in my homedir. Doing what John suggested would have errored out on this database and the folder.
    Mind: the 'Documents' folder is accessible by the user only.
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    ° Perfection is not gonna happen. No way.

    http://en.opensuse.org/User:Knurpht
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