[web-team] SVLUG web directions file permissions problem

Ian Kluft ikluft at thunder.sbay.org
Wed Feb 6 16:16:01 PST 2002

SVLUG Web Team -

I was going to make some clarifications to the Cisco Bldg 9 directions.
But the file permissions have been changed...
   drwxr-sr-x    3 star     webslave     4096 Nov 20 11:51 .
   drwxrwsr-x   33 webslave webslave     4096 Jan 27 21:42 ..
   drwxr-sr-x    2 star     webslave     4096 Nov 20 11:51 RCS
   -r--r--r--    1 star     webslave    34328 Nov 20 11:51 cisco-9.shtml

So I can't.  Please update the permissions to allow group webslave to have
write permissions (including in the RCS directory.)  Or clarify whether
I should still maintain this file.

Hint: when working with a group, use the setgid bit on directories so that
subdirectories will be created with permissions inherited from the parent
directory.  My guess is this was not intentional.  (I know Heather - she
would have let me know if there was a reason to turn off my access.)  So
something like this should fix it for all members of group webslave...

    (as root)
    # cd /home/httpd/html
    # find . -type d | xargs chgrp webslave
    # find . -type d | xargs chmod g=rwxs

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