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RE: [SLE] File/Directory Permissions.
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <jgregw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 17:20:32 -0800
On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 @ 8:29 AM, Jay Paulson wrote:

>> Jay Paulson wrote:
>>> Quick question about file permissions. I was wondering what the
>>> command
>>> line was for setting a directory so that users of the same group can
>>> read, write, and execute a file. Also, I was wondering what the
>>> command
>>> line was for when setting a directory permission/ownership was so that
>>> anyone in the group can write to the directory. I thought it had
>>> something to do with the sticky bit however, I'm not sure what the
>>> sticky bit does.
>> man chmod, chown & chgrp

>I've read those and I'm still asking. eek! :) What I'm trying to do is
>have 2 users in the same group able to edit files of other users in the
>same group or write files in other user's directories as long as they
>are in the same group.

>For example... I have user A in group users and www. User B is in
>only group www. I have a directory who's owner is user B with a group
>ownership of www. However, when user A tries to move files into that
>directory or edit any files in that directory they can't. They can
>only see the files because the global permission on the directory and
>files are set to read only.

>I really want to figure out how to get user A and user B to be able to
>work in the same directory as long as they are in the same group. It
>shouldn't matter who owns the file as long as the users are in the same

>I hope that explains what I'm trying to do.


chmod g+rwx /directory

This basically says add read and write privileges for anyone in the group to
that directory. X means access for directories, meaning all users in the
group can specify it in a file path (for files, x means executable; i. e.,
it's a program).

Greg Wallace

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