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Date:      Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:49:19 -0800 (PST)
From:      James Phillips <>
Subject:   Do permissions take time to take effect?
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Hello,=0A=0AI wanted to create a shared directory writable by all users. Wh=
en it initially failed, I assumed there may be a blanket ban on writing to =
directories owned by root. Today, I was able to write to the root-owned "Sh=
are" directory. However, when I re-created the directory owned by a special=
-purpose "Share" user, I ran into the  same problem again.=0A=0A$ cd=0A$ pw=
d=0A/home/james=0A$ cd /home/Share=0A$ ls -la=0Atotal 4=0Adrwxrwxr-x  2 roo=
t  users  512 Nov 14 09:39 .=0Adrwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  512 Nov 14 09:39 =
..=0A$ grep users /etc/group=0Ausers:*:100:james,backup=0A$ cat > test.txt=
=0AWhat? now it worked?=0A$ ls=0Atest.txt=0A$ rm test.txt=0A=0A***After cre=
ating a special "Share" user***=0A=0A$ cd /home/Share=0A$ ls -la=0Atotal 4=
=0Adrwxrwxr-x  2 Share  Share  512 Nov 17 21:04 .=0Adrwxr-xr-x  5 root   wh=
eel  512 Nov 17 21:04 ..=0A$ cat > test.txt=0Acannot create test.txt: Permi=
ssion denied=0A$ grep Share /etc/group=0AShare:*:1003:james,backup=0A$=0A=
=0AIncidentally, I had another reason for creating a special-purpose "Share=
" user: I am exporting /home to Debian (Linux) clients. Since the "system" =
groups conflict with the Debian choices, I modified /var/yp/Makefile to onl=
y export users and groups in the range of 1001-2000.=0A=0ARegards,=0A=0AJam=
es Phillips=0A=0APS: the first time, I made the mistake of adding whitespac=
e in /etc/group (daily run checks this somehow)=0AIs a blank line required =
at the end of the file?=0APPS: Tried adding blank line: no effect.=0A=0A=0A=
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