I am new to Ubuntu, I would like to share a folder to my Windows machines on my LAN but the whole permissions thing is a bit of a mystery. Should I share the Public folder contained within my Home Folder byt right clicking on it and using the share option?




Short answer: yes, that is a good way to share the folder. It will prompt you for permissions much like windows - whether to allow others read-only access, or write access.

Linux permissions apply to the owner, the group, and/or the general public. Generally, the group permissions are not that important for normal use. Each of these has 3 permissions that are used in combination: read, write, execute. So if you are owner, you might have read/write permissions, but others might have only read, or even none.

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