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Old 11-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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inherit directory group

how can we inherit the group of parent directory while creating new directories under it.

eg: i have /home/admin directory owned by "techAdmin" group

now how i can impose a condition that ,by default whichever directory users create will inherit the parent directory group "techAdmin"

I believe we need to use sticky bit on group but i am not sure,, can someone please suggest that how we can achieve that

Old 11-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Use SGID permission mode on parant directory. After doing this, any newly created file or sub-directory will inherit the group of parant directory. To do this:
chmod g+xs /path/to/dir
Or simply use:
chmod g+s /path/to/dir
--- INFO. ADDED -----
Sticky bit is different from SGID. But it will additionally help to protect content of directory. After setting it, only root, owner of parant dir. or owner of file/subdir. can alter the file/subdir. To set it:
chmod a+t /path/to/dir
Note: /path/to/dir is full path of parant dir. on which you will set SGID or sticky bit.

Last edited by shivaa; 11-28-2012 at 01:19 PM. Reason: Info added


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