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Old 01-20-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
Stevetgn
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What Commands do I use to change permissions


I want to change the permissions for a complete directory and all its sub directories. What commands do I use? I want the Directory to be read and write for all users.

Thanks in adavance

Steve
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hey,

On this page:
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

Look at Chown and Chmod.

That should do it.

Peace,
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:24 PM   #3
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The super-useful --recursive flag will apply changes to all sub-directories. For security reasons, you probably shouldn't chown to 777 (if that's what you mean by "all users").
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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OK, (and if you see this g-rod, yep, I am still having issues), I have a music directory that initially I set up with a 222 mask. I didn't want users to accidently delete files, so I changed to 0111. (Both for share and create masks - with those entries in the share section of samba.conf).
Problem is that ownership now is all over the place as people put files in there.
I see that chown will change the owner of the files, then I can apply chmod to allow access to the files. I also see that I can use the -r to go through all sub folders.
Now, I am new to linux - so is there a way I could run this periodically to reset the owner (and I am thinking to root) and the mode? Could you provide a couple examples of the commands so I can do this?
The share is...music. Any ideas y'all have about this are welcome. I am not easily frustrated and I am impressed with my progress, but little things like this are not little to the users.
Thanks in advance!
 
  


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