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Date:      Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:41:56 -0600
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
To:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Unix copy to different groups help request
Message-ID:  <54B08364.7050406@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <54B07564.4000504@gmail.com>
References:  <54B07564.4000504@gmail.com>

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On 01/09/15 18:42, Jungle Boogie wrote:
> Hello Friends,
>
> This just in: computers always do what you tell them to do!
>
> Now you great people: please teach me so I can tell my computer what 
> I'm trying to do.
>
> Objective: cp file to /usr/local/www/data for lighttpd without using 
> sudo all the time.
>
> Problem: It seems like I have the right group everywhere: file, 
> /usr/local /usr/local/www and I'm in that group, too.
>
>
> User: jboogie
> % id
> uid=1007(jboogie) gid=1008(jboogie) 
> groups=1008(jboogie),0(wheel),5(operator),80(www),1002(usb)
>
>
> % ls -l /usr/local/
> drwxr-xr-x   4 root  wheel       512 Jan  5 17:19 www
>
> % sudo chown www:www /usr/local/www
>
> % ls -l /usr/local
> drwxr-xr-x   4 www   www         512 Jan  5 17:19 www
>
> % ls -l /usr/local/www/
> total 8
> drwxr-xr-x  2 www   www    512 Jan  9 14:54 data
>
>
>
> % ls -l vanmorrison.txt
> -rw-r--r--  1 jboogie  jboogie  144 Jan  9 16:21 vanmorrison.txt
>
> % cp vanmorrison.txt /usr/local/www/data
> cp: /usr/local/www/data/vanmorrison.txt: Permission denied
>
> % sudo chgrp www vanmorrison.txt
>
> % ls -l
> total 4
> -rw-r--r--  1 jboogie  www  144 Jan  9 16:21 vanmorrison.txt
>
> % cp vanmorrison.txt /usr/local/www/data
> cp: /usr/local/www/data/vanmorrison.txt: Permission denied
>
> % chmod a+rw vanmorrison.txt
> lyander-fbsd% ls -l
> total 4
> -rw-rw-rw-  1 jboogie  www  144 Jan  9 16:21 vanmorrison.txt
>
> % cp vanmorrison.txt /usr/local/www/data
> cp: /usr/local/www/data/vanmorrison.txt: Permission denied
>
>

Try a 'chmod -R g+w' on /usr/local/www. You changed permissions on the 
file (source) itself, that's not the problem, the destination is the issue.

-- 

	William A. Mahaffey III

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