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Old 12-17-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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File permissions in every element of the path or just the last one?


Kernel 2.6.21.5, slackware 12.0

Hi:
For a given app run by me as user john to be able to create a file in /foo1/foo2/, what do I need?

(a) john to have write permissions in /foo1/?
(b) john to have write permissions in /foo1/foo2/?
(c) john to have write permissions in both /foo1/ and /foo1/foo2/? Any hint will be welcome.

Note: No. It's not homework. KTorrent complains when trying to create the files being downloaded, saying 'permission denied'. But I think he is being run by another user. Well... I can explain in a different thread.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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read+execute (well, technically just execute, but that's uncommon) for directory foo1/ and read+write+execute on foo2/
 
Old 12-17-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thank you for your instructive reply, GazL. I have just discovered what happens. All dirs in the path are owned by root. It's a vfat (FAT32) file system. I put dmask=000 in fstab but must surely do something else so the o.s. thinks the regular user is the owner. Or enter the GUI (it's there I was working in) as root.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 05:16 AM   #4
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I added uid=xxx,gid=yyy in fstab and all went well. The O.S. now thinks the fat partition has owner/group information.
 
  


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