Michael R. Head
burner at suppressingfire.org
Thu Jun 22 15:32:08 BST 2006
On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 10:34 -0400, Ryan Bair wrote:
> Unfortunately, that still doesn't give anyone permission to write
> files. You can give them right access to the directory and its
> contents, however they will not spill over for newly added files.
> Even worse, if a different user adds a file than the owner of the
> directory, the directory owner will not be able to take permissions of
> the file AFAIK without going to root.
You could set the directory's setuid and setgid flags. If the folder is
group-owned by a group like "staff" or "users", then things will work
pretty well (especially if you globally set umask to 002).
> On 6/15/06, zcat <zcat at wired.net.nz> wrote:
> > Brent Larsen wrote:
> > > maybe the public directory idea (which is a really good one) needs to
> > > be easy to do, with an excellent wiki page, and not a pre-installed
> > > feature. honestly after a fresh install, you only have one user, so
> > > what good is sharing. and on many of the pc's out there, one user is
> > > all they ever get.
> > >
> > > the whole idea is exactly what I am looking for in my home/office, and
> > > I bet many other people are in the same boat, but probably not the
> > > majority. a nice wiki page, and a writeup in the "official" ubuntu
> > > book would be sufficient.
> > > -brent
> > >
> > Shared directories are EASY to do in Ubuntu.
> > Right-click on the folder and select properties, switch to the
> > permissions tab, and let other users have exec, read and optionally
> > write permissions as appropriate. All users now have access to the
> > directory if they can find it.
> > Logged in as the other user (for each user that needs a shortcut to
> > the shared directory), navigate to the directory above the share folder
> > and drop it in your sidepane. You'll get a shortcut to it in the
> > sidepane _and_ in the places menu which makes it very easy to find.
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Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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