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Old 11-24-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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File/folder permissions


I'm having some problems with file permissions on a folder.

I created a group called cvs. Then I made cvs the owner of /usr/local/cvsroot and ckecked the Group ID box. So basically the permissions is 2774.

If I create a new folder under /usr/local/cvsroot it will keep the group owner. If I create a new file, it does not keep the group owner.

How do I make sure that every current and future files and folders under /usr/local/cvsroot has the rwx permissions for the cvs group?

I'm running Gnome on CentOS 4.2.

Hope I was clear

Old 11-24-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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I can't state it any better than this....

Hope that helps some.
Old 11-24-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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[root@saturn ~]# groupadd cvs
[root@saturn ~]# mkdir /usr/local/cvsroot
[root@saturn ~]# chown :cvs /usr/local/cvsroot
[root@saturn ~]# chmod 2774 /usr/local/cvsroot
[root@saturn ~]# touch /usr/local/cvsroot/file{1,2,3}
[root@saturn ~]# ls -l /usr/local/cvsroot/file{1,2,3}
-rw-r--r--  1 root cvs 0 Nov 24 23:37 /usr/local/cvsroot/file1
-rw-r--r--  1 root cvs 0 Nov 24 23:37 /usr/local/cvsroot/file2
-rw-r--r--  1 root cvs 0 Nov 24 23:37 /usr/local/cvsroot/file3
[root@saturn ~]#
So it wrks for me...see?

Just in case you already had things inside /usr/local/cvsroot before changing group ownership and applying ACLs, did you care to change them recursively?
Old 11-28-2005, 04:44 PM   #4
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"chmod 2774 -R folder" did the trick.

Thanks for the tip.


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