[K12OSN] Permissions question - shared folder

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Wed Feb 13 09:25:11 UTC 2008

Mark Lindman wrote:
> I am having a frustrating time sorting out a file permissions issue on a
> K12LTSP Centos 5.0EL.  
> The school has a photography class which is assembling images for the
> school year book. I created a folder /home/YearBookCentral to be a
> shared location for all the text and images.  They want to be able to
> share all files and sub-folders amongst the photography class. Any
> member of the class should be able to open/modify/rewrite any file
> within the folder and all sub-folders.
> I went back into the archives and searched for umask, and followed
> instructions in the thread
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2004-November/msg00603.html
> Here is what I've done:
> 1. Created group photostudents
> 2. mkdir /home/YearBookCentral
> 3. chgrp photostudents /home/YearBookCentral
> 4. chmod -R g+ws /home/YearBookCentral
> 5. To test the setup, I created user testps. I made testps a member of
> testps, and also member of photostudents. I logged on with testps, and
> confirmed that umask is 002. 
>>From a command prompt, user testps can create files and folders
> in /home/YearBookCentral.  All the files and folders have testps as
> owner, and photostudents as group, and both have rw permissions.
>>From an application, or from the file browser, any files or folders have
> the user testps as owner, with rw, and the group photostudents with r
> (no w). 
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks for listening...
> --mark
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I always just do a

chmod -R 2770 /directory

and that seems to work OK


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