I have a directory structure which the primary user needs full access on but wanted a user to access only a specific directory within the main directory (so they could write in there only and nowhere else).
Here's what I did:
[root@compevo8001 dllnow]# ls -alh
drwxrwxr-x 2 someuser software 4.0K Oct 19 2017 ExpireYMD-2017-11-20
drwxrwxr-x 2 someuser software 4.0K Nov 19 2017 ExpireYMD-20........
tar xzvf bash-4.3.tar.gz
wget --no-directories --level 1 --recursive http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.3-patches/
for patch in `ls bash43-*|grep -v .sig$`; do
echo applying "$patch"
patch -p0 < $patch
#it will install to /usr/bin/bash but if your bash is somewhere else you need to overwrite the old one.........
*remember to apply changes you need to run "newaliases" after editing /etc/aliases
one thing I don't get is that it doesn't allow you to specify the whole e-mail address on the left-hand side
postalias: warning: /etc/aliases, line 109: name must be local (if you try the above)
It works more like this: