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Old 03-03-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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Automatically set permissions of new files created within a specific folder

How would I go about automatically setting all newly created files in a specific folder to root:users with 775 permissions?

Old 03-03-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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You can always modify /etc/fstab and set umask=002 and the gid={id of users}, which would result 775 files you want.

I have never tried it with any file system other than VFAT, which does work, but if I recall correctly, when trying to put those same parameters into the fstab on a ext3 file system, it refused to mount.

Something like this:
/dev/hda2 /media/share vfat auto,users,exec,umask=000, gid=46 0 0
Hope it helps

This Machine: Sidux kernel KDE 3.5.6
Other Machines: Edubuntu 6.06, Debain Etch, Debian Sarge.
Old 03-03-2007, 04:17 PM   #3
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Well not the best solution, but it worked, cheers.

Made a new FAT32 5GB partition and mounted it with:
/dev/hda3 /mnt/share vfat uid=0,gid=100,umask=002 0 0


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