Originally Posted by cbc
Thanks PTrenholme .. but the 3 users should be in the same group ..
They can, of course, be in the same group. Just set up the new
group with the two "deleters" in it, and make that new
group the flies' group. Give the "Others" read access, and you're "home free."
Note, as pointed out above, you might "fix" your problem by doing this trick on the directory, not the files inside the directory. That is, give everyone "x" on the directory, but only the owner and the group "w," and make that the new
Remember, there's no limit on the number of groups of which a user can be a member. So your two users can be members of the old group and
the "new" group at the same time, and only "new" group members will be able to delete the files. (Or, if you "fix" the directory, make any changes in the directory.)