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Old 06-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Regarding User permissions


I have created two users and assigned to two different groups and created common directory for both groups, finally when am trying to crate a file from one user to its own directory, am getting access denied error message.

The following steps, I have tried for to get a solution.

first-- echo 'umask 002' >> /etc/skel/.bashrc


1) useradd joshua
2) useradd alex


3) groupadd hr
4) groupadd web

assigned users to group

5) usermod -G joshua hr
6) usermod -G alex web

created directory and changed the group ownership.

7) mkdir -p /depts/{hr,web}

chgrp hr /depts/hr
chgrp web /depts/web

Given permission for access

8) chmod 770 /depts/*

9) chmod g+s /depts/*

Once finished, if i tried to create a one file through the following command, am getting the Permission denied message.

[root@stationX]# su - joshua
[root@stationX]# touch /depts/hr/test

Please provide some solution for to create a file in that directory..

Could you please let me know where I missed commands to get a solution.

Thanks in advance

Old 06-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Show the directory permissions and owner/group for all directories up to and including /depts/hr/test.
Old 06-18-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tcsenthil View Post
assigned users to group

5) usermod -G joshua hr
6) usermod -G alex web
This should be:

usermod -G hr joshua
usermod -G web alex

Hope this helps.
Old 06-19-2008, 09:01 AM   #4
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Thank you kenoshi,

I will try out.. I will let you know.


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