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[openFATE 310832] Simple access permission setup for shared partitions or disks
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  • Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 03:37:18 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m)
Feature #310832, revision 7
Title: Simple access permission setup for shared partitions or disks

- openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE-11.4: New
Requester: Important

Requested by: Jean-Daniel Dodin (jdd)
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It's more and more frequent to have a big partition shared by users for
large data (video...).
Now one have to allow writing on these partitions with going root and
chown :users <mount point>
chmod g+w <mount point>
It should be a good idea to add the option in the partitionner to make
this. One more option "allow writing by users", for example.

#1: Tim Edwards (tk83) (2010-11-25 11:50:26)
This is exactly what ACLs were created for. POSIX ACLs and have been
fully supported on Linux for years now.
What we need is a GUI, perhaps a YAST module that can setup a directory
as 'shared'. Behind the scenes all it would need to do is setup a
'default ACL' that grants rwx permissions on directories to the 'users'
group, and only rw on files of course. This would only need to be done
once since it's a default ACL - newly created files and sub-directories
would inherit this ACL.
It would be simple for the YAST module to be able to 'unshare' this
directory too - just remove the ACL.

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