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Old 05-12-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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How does one force directory permissions for existing/new files

When a directory is created how does one have group attributes one the directory filter into the sub-folders and files in that directory
Old 05-12-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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chown -R username.groupname /path/to/files

the -R stands for recursive and will change the ownership on all of the subdirectories and files.
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Is this a networked directory mounted via SAMBA? Is it a native partition (meaning part of the / tree), or is it mounted via /etc/fstab or manually? What filesystem is it?

There are slightly different methods to do this depending on the answers to these questions.
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if you want any files that are new to be owned by the same directory its in, set the directory as sticky

if the directory is owned by foo
chmod the directory to g+s so that the new files will be owned by the same person as the directory

also works for user


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