How to use Restricted Shell to limit user access to a Linux system

    Date 21 Feb 2020
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Learn how to prevent Linux users from executing certain commands and confining them to their home directory by employing rbash.

    You have users logging in to your Linux system. Those users might have not have sudo rights, but they quite possibly could have free rein to poke around most of the system directory tree. You don't want that. Why? Although those users might not be able to edit the vast majority of your configuration files, you certainly don't want those users viewing them. Same holds true for your client data--you want that locked down.

    But how do you prevent users from being able to access your directory hierarchy without having to tweak the permissions of every file and folder on the system, which could seriously complicate things?

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