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Re: [opensuse] Re: Is it possible to set group permissions = owner permissions
  • From: Mike Noble <mgnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 08:33:29 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612220833.29894.mgnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
Why not just edit the files by hand, it really is not that difficult, you only
have /etc/group, /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow. For large companies most
of them are using NFS and NIS so this makes it really easy.

Mike

On Wednesday 20 December 2006 06:46, James Knott wrote:
> Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
> > James Knott wrote:
> >> Martin Mielke wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> you can always issue a chmod 701 $HOME after your user has been
> >>> created...
> >>
> >> While that's easy enough to do on a home system, if you're running a
> >> large network with many users, it's another thing that has to be done.
> >> Why not just have a check box for such an option?
> >
> > With 10.2, you can change it under Expert Options, Default for new
> > users. I don't remember if that was there before or not.
>
> You can change the umask for new users, but not give them their own
> group. It's been that way for quite some time.
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