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Old 03-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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permission changes to match template homedir /etc/samba/smb.conf?

in my /etc/samba/smb.conf file, i have the template for the home directories like this:
template homedir = /home/%D/%U

now i need to change the permissions (in a script) that will change the permissions of those folders, to that user
that folder should be chown for that user. how do i do that?
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To my knowledge, I dont think you can put chown in the smb.conf, you can maybe try putting in the smb.conf valid users = @%U and then when mapping the share use umask=077
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its alright if i cant chown in the smb.conf file. i dont care if there is a stand alone command to do it. i wrote a script which creates a folder on a network drive (called homedirectories):
chmod 777 -R /net/homedirectories/home/DOMAIN

and for some reason i am not able to copy files while logged in as bsmith into the folder: /net/homedirectories/home/DOMAIN/bsmith
after bsmith logs in, his home folder is created. i am unable to copy stuff into that home folder unless i: chown bsmith /net/homedirectories/home/DOMAIN/bsmith

im looking to include this in the script unless you can think of an easier way to do it, even it opens up that home folder as far as privileges are concerned for everyone
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The starting point for such a script would be a list of users and home directories you want to change. You could get that by manually editing the output of awk -F: '{ print $1 " " $6 }' /etc/passwd


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