In the last episode (Nov 17), James Phillips said: > I wanted to create a shared directory writable by all users. When it > initially failed, I assumed there may be a blanket ban on writing to > directories owned by root. Today, I was able to write to the root-owned > "Share" directory. However, when I re-created the directory owned by a > special-purpose "Share" user, I ran into the same problem again. > > $ cd > $ pwd > /home/james > $ cd /home/Share > $ ls -la > total 4 > drwxrwxr-x 2 root users 512 Nov 14 09:39 . > drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 512 Nov 14 09:39 .. > $ grep users /etc/group > users:*:100:james,backup > $ cat > test.txt > What? now it worked?
You are probably in the "users" group. Running either the "groups" or "id" command will say for sure. > $ ls > test.txt > $ rm test.txt > > ***After creating a special "Share" user*** > > $ cd /home/Share > $ ls -la > total 4 > drwxrwxr-x 2 Share Share 512 Nov 17 21:04 . > drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 512 Nov 17 21:04 .. > $ cat > test.txt > cannot create test.txt: Permission denied > $ grep Share /etc/group > Share:*:1003:james,backup > $ If you are currently either the "james" or "backup" user, and added the Share group membership on another tty, then you may need to log out and back in for the system to assign your new group membership to your session. Filesystem permissions take effect immediately, but group memberships are assigned once, at login. -- Dan Nelson dnel...@allantgroup.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"