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Users Cannot Write to a Public Share

We are facing some troubles with file/directory permissions. I can log on the domain as admin user (root), and there's a public share on which everyone needs to have permission to create/modify files, but only root can change the file, no one else can. We need to constantly go to the server to chgrp -R users * and chown -R nobody * to allow other users to change the file.

There are many ways to solve this problem, and here are a few hints:

  1. Go to the top of the directory that is shared.

  2. Set the ownership to whatever public user and group you want

    $ find `directory_name' -type d -exec chown user:group {}\;
    $ find `directory_name' -type d -exec chmod 1775 {}\;
    $ find `directory_name' -type f -exec chmod 0775 {}\;
    $ find `directory_name' -type f -exec chown user:group {}\;

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