Problem with groups
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Oct 21 13:23:41 PDT 2005
On Oct 21, 2005, at 4:12 PM, RW wrote:
> From a KDE Root console, I changed a directory's permissions to 770
> and added
> my account to it's group with pw. In another console, under my own
> I tried to cd into the directory and failed, no gui application
> could access
> the directory either. pw showed I was a member of the group. I
> logged in
> though a virtual terminal, under the same account, and was able to
> cd to the
> directory. And once I restarted the KDE session from KDM, the
> problem went
> Is this normal behaviour? Is there any way around it?
This is more-or-less normal behavior. When you change authentication
information like adding yourself to a group, the existing processes
you were running do not gain new privileges, but any new processes
you start up should.
You could have re-execed your shell, or restarted KDE as you did.
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