[K12OSN] Dropbox question
balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Thu Dec 21 13:10:54 UTC 2006
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Just curious, are you doing this through samba or on thin clients
If it's through samba you have to set permissions there as well.
On Dec 20, 2006, at 6:41 AM, dahopkins at comcast.net wrote:
> I found the instructions.
> http://riv-mail.mesd.k12.or.us/mailarchives/k12osdig/7494.html and
> at http://www.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2004-April/msg00774.html
> for creating a dropbox, but ...
> While it works for dropping the files to the folder, how do I
> ensure that the ownership of the files is set to the owner of the
> directory, and/or that the permissions are set so that the owner of
> the directory can then read the files? I tried setting the sticky
> bits or owner and group, and this doesn't seem to work. In
> particular, setting chmod u+s does not change the owner of the file
> to the owner of the directory. Asking the Tech teacher to have all
> students set the permissions of the files to 740 before dropping
> them is not exactly a workable option (she just wants the students
> to drag/drop the files, no right-clicky, check permissions, etc.)
> In fact, nothing that requires 'syntax' is considered acceptable.
> The comment I got was "This is trivial on a Mac, so why is it so
> hard on this system?" Probably because of me?
> Any ideas?
> Dave Hopkins
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