[CentOS] How to Retain Ownership on webdir

Emmanuel Noobadmin centos.admin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 23:22:31 EDT 2010

On 9/3/10, James Corteciano <james at linux-source.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have this webroot /webdir/ with 2775 permission so that any created
> file/directory by apache inside of /webdir/ will be 'users:webusers'.
> However, I noticed when the apache created a new files (fileB) / directories
> (dirB), the ownership becomes 'apache:apache' and the sgid has gone for
> /webdir/ (drwxrwxr-x). I'm currently using Wordpress.
> [before]
> drwxrwsr-x  users webusers /webdir/
> drwxrwsr-x  users webusers /webdir/dirA
> -rw-rw-r--  users webusers /webdir/fileA
> [after]
> drwxrwxr-x  users webusers /webdir/
> drwxrwxr-x  apache apache /webdir/dirB
> -rw-rw-r--  apache apache /webdir/fileB
> Why the sgid bit doesn't reflected and the group as well? Has anyone knows
> how to fix this?

I'm not sure why it doesn't work but I believe you can use acl to
better achieve what you need to do.

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