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Old 04-10-2003, 01:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Changing File Permissions?


I have a RH 8 File server using Samba for my WIN98 SE clients. All is well with the network, however -- - -

I have one program that all users of the network access, a datbase program. I have changed file permission to 777, but when any user uses the database and changes a file, the particular data file that gets changed somehow changes file permissions to 755 and makes the "owner" the last user to edit the file.

In Samba I simply have the share avilable to all. Would it help if I made a share that was validated by a group instead of all users? I'm getting tierd of having to cahnge the file permission back to 777 every time a different user edits a file.

Please help! - Thanks, Bill
Old 04-10-2003, 06:31 AM   #2
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try setting this option to your share declaration:

create mask = 0777
Old 04-10-2003, 07:55 PM   #3
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What database software are you using?
Old 04-10-2003, 08:22 PM   #4
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It's a Foxpro database application. PoerChurch Plus. It tracks demographics and financial data. I don't run it from the linux box, just access the files. We run WIN98SE on all our clients...

I have not yet been able to try "born4linux's" suggestion as I am away from the office, but I will try it as soon as I get back. Did some research on "create mask" and it made sense to me.


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