[K12OSN] Student problem

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Wed Apr 28 18:25:22 UTC 2004

Look into hard links.
Using hard links the same folder can be owned by different people and 
groups.  Since each hard link can have different ownership.  What the 
means is that teachers read them from the teachers folder, but 
students, or whomever, drop them in a folder with another name and 
different permissions.

>  Problem is that I
> have a folder with the "student" group set to write only, "root" is the
> owner with full privilege, now I want to give the "teacher" group
> read/write privileges...oops...too bad...I can only specify one group.
> Is this truly a limit with Linux or do the gui's limit to only single
> group privileges.  On Windows I can specify privileges for 15 groups if
> I want for a single file or folder, now I am not a Windows fan but this
> is a huge benefit (at least in my narrow world).  Any suggestions?  
> Also
> can I specify a group as an owner instead of a user?  This may help
> some.  Then the "teacher" group could be the owner and have full
> privilege, and the "student" group as the group with write only.

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