[CentOS] Basic Permissions Questions

Wed Jan 26 13:58:14 UTC 2011
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net>

On 01/26/2011 04:31 AM, James Bensley wrote:
> On 26 January 2011 10:17, Rafa Griman<rafagriman at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Directories should have +x permissions. Do a:
>> chmod    0750    /directory
>> And see what happens.
> Hi Rafa, like a fool I sent that email and then worked this out
> shortly after :)
> Still, if I hadn't your response was quick so I wouldn't have been
> waiting long. This leads me onto a new question though;
> If user1 writes a file in folder1 will user2 be made the default group
> owner, is there a way of enforcing this and with the required
> privileges (r for files, rx for directories?).

Setting the SETGID bit on the directory ("chmod g+s folder1") will
cause the GID of that directory to propagate to newly created files
and directories therein.

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