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Old 12-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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change file owner in a directory


I have a directory , many files from different users will copy files to it , so there are many file owners in this directory , if I would like to make all file owner are a specific user , that means once the files are copy to this different , then change its owner to a specific user , I know I an set a cron job , but it seems too last to change owner as I would like do it real time when the files are created .

can advise what can I do ?

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Did you try anything so far? It can be done using chown cmd, with recurssive option:
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chown -R new_owner /path/to/dir
Well, as far as I know, there's no way to change owner as soon as a new file gets created inside that directory. But in such situation, to protect data or for availability of data to all memebers of a group/project, you can go with SGID and Sticky bit utilities.

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