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Old 11-07-2011, 07:09 AM   #1
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Smile Do I use stickybit and how

Using RHEL 5. I have a folder and I want to ensure all users who place files (present and future) in the folder that those files inherit the permissions of the folder. The users are in the group Marketing (which have read and write) and the folder is called /Customers.

Do I use the sticky bit so all persons in Marketing can receive the benefits of the permsission set on the Folder /Customers and how do I type that at the command prompt? Do I have to include a -r for recurssive?

A million thanks,
Johnny Mac
Old 11-07-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
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No, the sticky bit is not what you're looking for...
look at the definition here.
You should look for some more advanced permission... depending on your use, maybe the usual UNIX permissions won't be enough. I suggest you refining your question here, and looking for other mechanisms using the web.
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Maybe the setgid bit on the directory? Set by chmod g+s /path/to/directory
Old 11-07-2011, 08:25 AM   #4
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Smile I think I figured it out using umask

It seems umask is more what I need. A million thanks for all your help,


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