Simple / Stupid File Permissions Question

CARTER Anthony a.carter at
Fri May 9 09:52:18 PDT 2003

I guess UFS doesn't support inherited from directory permissions...Anyone?


On Friday 09 May 2003 18:39, Paul Lathrop wrote:
> I have a simple/stupid question regarding permissions.
> What I would like is the following: I have a directory called group_dir
> that I would like all members of a group to be able to work in.
> However, I find that whenever someone creates a file in that directory,
> it is not set group writable. I know the user's umask setting affects
> this, but I don't want to change that - then ALL their files would come
> out group writable. Basically, I want all files in group_dir to be
> readable and writable by group members by default, including newly
> created files. Is there a way to do this? I thought up a kludge to use
> cron to periodically run chmod -R... but that is so ugly I don't really
> want to do it that way.
> Thanks for your assistance,
> Paul D. Lathrop
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