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Old 01-17-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
Evan.
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Unhappy chown - How do I set the permissions of an entire directory to "all" ?


Yes, yes - very newbie question.

Reason:
I set up a samba server on my Linux box for the purpose of allowing everyone - and I mean everyone - on my LAN network to be able to put files to one folder... The only issue seems to be not having write permissions to the target folder.

Question, re-stated:
How do I set the permissions for an entire directory to not require anyone to have a login?
I have tried many things, such as "chown -aR /data/public", but I still cannot seem to find the magic words.

Thanks in advance,
--Evan.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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which means you want to give your permissions to /data/public & it's subdirectories also ??

if so
use this command

#chmod 777 -R /data/public

remember As a example I gave "777"
it's too dangerous to give those permissions. they can delete any files
 
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:43 AM   #3
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Thanks! And yes, it is dangerous to allow access like that. The only reason I am doing it this way is because I intend to use this as an easily editable transfer space for my server. (windows box->transfer to linux box folder, linux box->copy from folder to destination directory.)

And again, Thanks!
 
  


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