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Old 11-08-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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Talking Can a file belong to more than one group?

I was wondering if it were possible to be able to do this.

Example :

user = 'bob'
groups = 'trusted'(GID 110) and, 'users' (GID 111)

user = 'tom'
group = 'users' (GID 111)

bob will have r-w-x permission on file 'work' which belongs to GID 110 and 111, because he is a member of GID 110, which has r-w-x permission.

However, tom will only have r-x permission because he is only a member of the 'users' group, and this group only has r-x permisson.

Is it possible to have a file belong to more than one group?

Old 11-08-2003, 11:09 AM   #2
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I believe ACL will have this type of control over permissions.

Access Control Lists is what it stands for. Might do a quick search to learn more about it.
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ACL eh ? Thanks. Now I know what to search for.



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