[SWLUG] File permissions

peter apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com
Sat May 13 19:52:33 UTC 2006

Justin Mitchell wrote:

>most likely you created and edited the groups whilst still having the
>shell open, it wont pick up any new groups until you start a new
>session, or run newgrp.

>not quite, you can only have one 'active' group at a time, ie the group
>that your files will be created as by default, in the abscence of a
>group sticky bit on the directory.
>as far as access permissions go, your in all of your groups all the
>time.  you just wern't a member of that group when the shell was
>started. the id command will have showed that group missing from the

You are absolutely correct.  One lives and learns ...

Many thanks.


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