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Old 03-08-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
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Files to inherit user and group


Ok i have a directory ( /dir1) that belongs to a user1:group1. I need to know if this is possible and if so a basic idea of how to.

when i copy a file into /dir1 (as root) i would like it to obtain a different user and group. Is this possible?

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You can use the setgid bit of a directory so that a file placed in that directory will inherit the group id (it doesn't affect the user id though). The directory /usr/local is often managed this way.


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