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Allow others access files in your home directory by granting them "search" permissions.

Create a publicly searchable, but not listable, subdirectory to your home directory, ~/pub.

Create two subdirectories of ~/pub, both searchable and listable to only the members of the groups music and wrestle, respectively: ~/pub/music and ~/pub/wrestle. Note that you will need to consider the group owners of the directories, as well as permissions.

Create the files ~/pub/music/lyrics and ~/pub/wrestle/plan. The files should be readable and writable by members of the music and wrestle groups, respectively.

That's the assignment. I know how to use chmod but I'm not sure how to allow others access to files in home directory by granting them "search" permissions. I tried going to chmod o+x /home but i was denied permission. Any help?

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Sorry, but we don't do your homework for you. Show us what you have tried and we can help you find the errors of your ways, and means. Remember, for *nix systems, there are user, group, and "other" permissions on directories as well as files. So, a hint - to list a directory you need r (read) permission on it. To access a file or subdirectory in the directory, you need x (execute) permission. Normally, the owner has all (read/write/execute) permissions on a directory, and they can limit members of the directory's group or others as necessary.

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