public folder file permissions

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Thu Apr 19 15:34:26 BST 2007


On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Ian Moore wrote:

>  Okay I've added umask 002 to all of the below files.
>  /etc/profile
>  /etc/gdm/xsession
>  /etc/X11/XSession
>  /etc/login.defs

I suspect you only need 1st and 2nd, but anyway.

>  Files created via 'touch' in the terminal are fine (read/writeable by
>  all the users) and also the umask returns 002


>  But creating a text file via the GUI results in a file with permissions 
>	rw -- --

Bummer.  Out of curiosity, if you create a file with openoffice what
happens?  It may just be nautilus.

>  Doing a ls -la returns 
>	drwxrwsrwx 22 foe     foe      4096 2007-04-19 14:48 public

you seem to have given global permissions on public.  That shouldn't be
necessary.  However, it does seem fine otherwise.

> Is this just a bug in the gnome GUI? I think I've got the groups right.

Looks like it:

I've just tried this out on the beta version of Feisty and it seems to be
fixed now.  I created a text file by right-clicking on the desktop and it
was created with -rwxrwx---.  I guess you might have to wait until feisty
(which is due out today) to have n.


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