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Old 03-31-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Question Creating groups and adding users to that group

I feel like this a really easy problem, but something is escaping me on this. I have a samba share(slack 11 box) and the folder i want to use is /smbshr/public/ off of / . The owner of both folders is root, but for the public folder i want the owner as root and the group as smbshr.

/smbshr          # root root   770
/smbshr/public   # root smbshr 770
I tried the following to create the group.

# groupadd smbshr
# usermod -g smbshr user
# chgrp smbsr public
But this doesnt work but if i change the group of public to users i am able to access the folder from windows fine (ie create files, delete, etc). So what is the correct way to do this?

Also while im at it... what are the commands to view details about users, in the of viewing their groups and other stuff i should know about.

Old 04-01-2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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The way I change the owner and group of a file or folder is
chown username:thegroupiwanttouse /path/to/folder
Ther user you are using to connect to your public folder, are they in the smbshr group?

Forgot to add, group information is stored in /etc/group. or you can type in groups as the user and it will list all the groups they are in.

Last edited by Buto; 04-01-2007 at 12:20 AM.
Old 04-01-2007, 12:42 AM   #3
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thnx Buto, but i was talking about creating a new group and then adding users to the group. I figured out my problem.

# groupadd smbshr
# usermod -G smbshr user
# pico /etc/group (removed the x for group password)
logged out and logged back in, and used the group command for my account and the new group was in there.


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