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Old 09-03-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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sharing files read only for a group

i have installed redhat enterprise linux 3 on my system. now i want to give
a folder to a group of users where they can make files and read each others files, but cat not write to each others files.

if i give rwxr-x--- on the folder then no one can make files in his folder. and
if i give rwxrwx--- on this folder then any one can write to the files even they don't have write permission on files using :wq!(forcefully)in vi . gedit and other
editors says file is read only and can not write to the also says that file is read only but write to the file when i use :wq!.
folder owner is root and group is SALES.

all the users have their own private group and have a common group SALES
as their secondary group. i have not implemented SGID bit on that folder.
users umask is 002.

looking forward for response.

Thanking you

Ashish Tyagi
Old 09-03-2005, 01:29 AM   #2
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Try this kind of permission " drwxr-xr-x " to your folder, users belong to same groups can view the files in this folder but they cannot write even using "wq!" only root have a full access.

Hope it helps...
Old 09-03-2005, 02:51 AM   #3
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Right to write in a folder gives you permission to remove files there, AFAIR. This may explain why vi and gedit behave differently.

Old 09-03-2005, 06:26 AM   #4
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thanks but is it not possible to give right to users to make files and write to their own files while others can only read the files.


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