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Old 03-09-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
arkaan
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Permissions on a folder..


Hello folks.

My problem is that I have a shared (upload) folder, which others are able to connect to through Samba, my problem is that I need to execute "chmod -R 777 /path/to/dir/" to make it possible for others to upload...


I'm searching a way to chmod all files stored in /path/to/dir/ .. Because thing like they are right now, im forced to use "chmod -R 777" to change the permissions on the files which has been written to the share folder, since last time I used it...

I thought about making a cronjob, but I guess there's a more handy way.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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You can change the umask setting on the user accounts that are uploading the files so that it will upload them as 777 if that's the permissions that you want.

777 = Global Read, Write, Execute

Are you sure those are the permissions that you want to have? It shouldn't need to be that open just for upload(write) capability, but that's up to you.

I'm guessing that the files are uploading as 644, so you will need to set the umasks to "133" to get to 777 permissions.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 10:16 AM   #3
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Hey.

That might be a good idea, the files are written by the shareaccount "share". How do I set the mask for the account?
 
Old 03-09-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
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Use the command "umask" while logged in as that user to determine what their umask currently is.

Change it by editing the profile in /etc/profile.
 
  


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