Creating a common folder for all users

Steve Repo scmuser at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 09:34:39 UTC 2008


On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip at kanarip.com> wrote:
> Steve Repo wrote:
>>
>> I have a f9 system at home and it is used by me, wife and kids.
>>
>> Sometimes we want to share files docs, pictures and stuff. Here are my
>> plans,
>>
>> 1. mkdir /fileshare
>>
>> 2. create "share" group
>>
>> 3. add all users this group
>>
>> 4. chmod -R ug+rwx /fileshare
>>
>> 5. chown -R root:share /fileshare
>>
>> 6. for each user, rm -rf /home/<user>/Public
>>
>> 7. for each user, ln -s /fileshare /home/<user>/Public
>>
>> Whatever they copy to their Public directory, it will be visible by all.
>>
>> Will this work? Is there a better idea?
>>
>
> In addition to your chmod -R ug+rwx /fileshare command, how about you make
> the group permissions "stick" to newly created files and directories inside
> /fileshare?
>
> chmod g+s /fileshare
>
> Note that all users in the share group can then create/modify/delete all
> files and directories in /fileshare
>
> Note that you are allowing the users to delete the directory /fileshare/
> itself as well...
>

Thanks for all the tips! How do I prevent someone from deleting /fileshare?

Steve




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