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Old 01-31-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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Multiple groups sharing directory access

Hi, this is my first thread to this forum. I am taking computer tech course in college and I need help understanding something about multiple groups sharing directories.

My question is:

3 groups


1 folder(to keep it simple)


How would I setup the directories/ownerships/permissions so that
Executive and Design could read/write in Folder1, but Users can just read whats in it?

Old 02-03-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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I may be wrong (someone please correct me if I am) but it's my understanding that files/folders can only be associated with one group. You decide on a group that grants folder access, and then you add users to that group - in this case, create a new group, add all users from design and executive to that group, and then assign the folder to have that group ID.

Old 11-19-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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You can use ACLs, but really, it is a pain, particularly if you are used to Windows. I'm still looking for a solution to this, and all I find is silly tutorials with oversimplified examples.

Good luck!


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