--- On Wed, 11/18/09, Dan Nelson <dnel...@allantgroup.com> wrote:
> 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. <SNIP!> > > You are probably in the "users" group. Running either > the "groups" or "id" > command will say for sure. Yes, I was using the "cd" and "pwd" combination as a poor replacement. It is possible to re-assign the "home" directory. $ groups james Share $ id uid=1001(james) gid=1001(james) groups=1001(james),1003(Share) (I have since deleted the "users" group: it is a Debian thing, and I had NIS set up to NOT export the membership information) <SNIP!> > > 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. This here was the problem. I was not logging out after the changes. However, I am in the habit of logging out at the end of the day. As a result, I would get the updated permissions when I log in the next day. Thank-you for your help, James Phillips __________________________________________________________________ Looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of Flickr! http://www.flickr.com/gift/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"