[K12OSN] Hand-in directory permissions

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 07:31:16 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, Steven Santos <steven at simplycircus.com> wrote:
> I am just thinking out loud here...
> Couldn't you create your directory and make your handin script (and perhaps
> make it append the username of the person running the script to the file
> name?), then instead of setting permissions in that script, run a cron job
> every x minutes that changes the perms in that folder to root:teacher or
> teacher:teacher or some such?.  You would still be vunerable between script
> exicutions, but that should be OK.

For some reason the post you replied to got delayed a few days so I
started a new thread. I changed the Subject to "Dropbox....
 As for your suggestion Steven I really don't want to use a cron job
changing permissions. It seems so hackish and wasteful. I had read of
others on this list doing it like that.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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