I have read through the permissions tutorial on ubuntu.com and still have a few questions.
i really dont understand the "group" part of the permission, what group, and how do i change the group as well as see what groups there are and what users have access to them.
is it bad practice to change the ownership of a secondary HDD to my user acccount instead of root.
is it bad to just set permissions for a drive to 777? i tried this and noticed terminal started highlighting it green in -ls
in general what are best practices for keeping computer secure but also allowing me to have permissions navigate and modify everything.