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Old 06-18-2002, 09:56 AM   #1
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Group Membership Question

Ok, here is the deal. I installed Hylafax and everything is running perfectly. The problem I am having is that when a fax comes in the owner and group is uucp. Now I would like for certain users to be able to delete the files. So I set the config file so that the recieved faxes are set to 0775, and I made certain users members of the uucp group. But they can not delete them. The only way is to set recieved faxes to 0777 and of course everybody can delete them then. What am I missing here?

Old 06-18-2002, 10:16 AM   #2
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You can set it up that way so the only members of the groupand the file owner can delete files
chmod 775
other's still have the right to view files. To eliminate this
chmod 770 or to get rid of executable bit
chmod 660 or
chmod 664

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Old 06-18-2002, 10:36 AM   #3
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Is uucp group found in /etc/group?
if it is there add to it
save the file and quit
everything is done as root.

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Old 06-18-2002, 10:26 PM   #4
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If you have to set the permissions to 777 to allow certain users to delete the faxes, then the faxes probably don't belong to the group uucp. The last seven
( 77 ' 7 ' ) are the permissions for anyone to access the files and that is what it is taking to allow your users to delete the faxes.

Do an ls -l <name_of_fax> and see if the group is uucp.

Last edited by linuxcool; 06-18-2002 at 10:30 PM.


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