Public Directories

Jason Taylor killerkiwi2005 at
Thu Jun 15 04:56:30 BST 2006

Because if I told my grandma she had to

$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/public
$ sudo chmod 1777 /usr/share/public

To share a file she would imediatly boot back to XP

Also she would never know the folder exits if she just ran the command
as she never goes above 'home' in nautilus... and wouldn't have a clue
what /usr/share/public means

Just saying it would be a nice easy 'fix'

On 6/15/06, Christofer C. Bell <christofer.c.bell at> wrote:
> On 6/14/06, Jason Taylor <killerkiwi2005 at> wrote:
> > I think a 'common' folder that every user gets full r/w access would
> > be great idea
> So why can't people that want it create it?
> $ sudo mkdir /usr/share/public
> $ sudo chmod 1777 /usr/share/public
> Done.  Why does this need to come with the operating system's default install?
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