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I created a new user named bob, and gave it its own /home/ folder on my server so I can SSH into that instead of root.

I had added bob into the nogroup group as I had read somewhere (or poorly interpreted it) as allowing me to edit nobody's files, but I get permission denied when I try.

How do I edit nobody's files without running sudo every time, how do I grant permission for bob to edit them?

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Make nobody and bob members of the same group, possibly a new one

chgrp the files to the group that they are both members of. chmod the files so that the group can read and write them (chmod g+rw filename).

nobody isn't nobody - it's somebody named "nobody".

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Works 100% a-ok now, thank you. :) – John R. Dec 6 '10 at 2:17

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