I've just been handled the responsibility for a FTP-site. Having no experiens of UNIX at all. And now one of my users needs to have full access to the usr directory and all it's subdirectories, don't know why just trying to do what the boss tells me. The type of UNIX is FreeBSD and the filesystem's ufs. I've been told that with this setup rights can only be given to files and not directories. You can put a user in a group and give access to the file. But a file can only belong to one group. If I've understood this correctly it means that the options are 1. let the user log in as root 2. let him be an ordinary user. Option number 1 is not the one I want to go with.
But then the problem might be solved with ACL's? How can I see what ACL's I've got (if any)? How do I use them?