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Switch groups in mid-session
my regular login is a member of 2 groups. My default group is 'users' whereas the other is 'apache' which I created a while ago. All files under my webserver doc root have been chgrp-ed to apache and chown-ed to root. Although it doesnt matter, root also happens to be a member of apache. The httpd daemon runs as 'nobody' and accesses the doc root using the 'world' permissions r-x. All is well and good.
As you can see from below, the only logins who have write access to this folder are members of the group 'apache' apart from root. When I create a new file ( touch test.file ) it goes under 'users' instead of 'apache' as I had expected. This defeats the purpose for which the group 'apache' was created in the first place. Is there a way that I can switch over to apache (and thereby assume a web-admin personality ) when I am modifying the doc-root contents? I dont mind doing this via a command ( since I dont want to change my default group ) . The idea is to avoid having to chown, chmod etc for another non-root-apache-member to modify the files I have messed around with.