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aymbpc 09-22-2003 12:49 AM

deleting a shared folder
This is the scenario which is existing
I as a root created a group call finance. I added two user abc, xyz to this group.I had a directory named testing for this group. I had given read write and execute permissions for the group.
now when i log on as user abc and try to delte the folder testing i cannot do it.
Can someone please tell me why??
I can create and delete subdirectories of testing.

TheRealDeal 09-22-2003 01:31 AM


Don't forget the permissions of 'testing' are obtained from the parent directory, in your case 'finance'.

If you set 'finance' to have read write ex permissions, your users would be able to del the folder.

Hope this helps.

>Craig :)

aymbpc 09-23-2003 04:43 PM

finance is not a directory.It is just a name of a group created by the root and 2 users added to that group.

TheRealDeal 09-23-2003 06:01 PM


Sorry, I read your post wrong. But still, the permissions set on an actual folder are for the files/folders that are in it.

Where is your 'testing' directory in your file system? If it is /testing normal users won't be able to delete the folder because the permission ON the actual folder are that of / the files IN the 'testing' directory are decided by the chmod you put on the 'testing' directory.

It's a bit confusing. I hope I didn't confure you even more.

>Craig :)

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