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Re: [SLE] File/Directory Permissions.
  • From: Jay Paulson <jpaulson@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 11:28:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <ddd33cff9439273d50b59e60cc5aed25@xxxxxxxx>
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 group.

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

Thanks!


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