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Old 02-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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I have various files created by myself or others on various Linices. I want to leave them where they are, but have rw access. I think the best way to do this is create a group, 'English' and then make myself and others members of this group, such that group members have rw access. Does this make sense? I am not very good at Linux, and don't want to keep trying chown.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #2
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Yes, that is how group permissions work. Rather than just giving ownership of a file or directory to a single user, groups can be used to share ownership between multiple users.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 04:02 AM   #3
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Not exactly. The group name is not stored along with the rest of metadata. It's the GID (group id number) which is stored. But, a given group can have different GIDs on the different distros you have installed. You can see that in /etc/group usually. You can change it there and probably in some GUI tools as well, but that won't change the GIDs of the files (you will have to fix that manually).
 
  


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