[K12OSN] Permissions question - shared folder

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Thu Feb 14 03:00:05 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 16:54 -0800, Mark Lindman wrote:
>  Why does Nautilus create files with different permissions, and how is this controlled?
Because Nautilus is submarine that belongs to Captain Nemo. It knows
nothing of files and permissions. It is controlled by the helmsman.


If you run gconf-edit go to: apps->nautilus->preferences and set
"show_advanced_permissions" to on (it may take a check box).

Now open a nautilus window and go to edit->preferences->list columns and
you can select to display the permissions of folders and files. You
don't _have_ to display them to now have better edit control over them.
Select a folder with a right-click and choose properties->permissions
and you should have full capabilities over the setting now.

There may be a better way to do this with umasking but that will involve
a log out/in process.

Of course the gconf-edit is a **per-user** mess that will need to be
scripted and pushed to everyone. Why gnome even thinks the "registry" is
a good idea... At least it is a text file and not binary mess.
James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC        

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