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.
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
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.
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.