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Date:      Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:57:58 -0800 (PST)
From:      James Phillips <>
To:        Dan Nelson <>
Subject:   Re: [Solved] Do permissions take time to take effect?
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=0A=0A--- On Wed, 11/18/09, Dan Nelson <> wrote:=0A=
=0A=0A> In the last episode (Nov 17), James=0A> Phillips said:=0A> > I want=
ed to create a shared directory writable by all=0A> users. When it=0A> > in=
itially failed, I assumed there may be a blanket ban=0A> on writing to=0A> =
> directories owned by root.=A0 Today, I was able to=0A> write to the root-=
owned=0A> > "Share" directory.=A0 However, when I re-created=0A> the direct=
ory owned by a=0A> > special-purpose "Share" user, I ran into the same=0A> =
problem again.=0A<SNIP!>=0A> =0A> You are probably in the "users" group.=A0=
 Running either=0A> the "groups" or "id"=0A> command will say for sure.=0A=
=0AYes, I was using the "cd" and "pwd" combination as a poor replacement.=
=0AIt is possible to re-assign the "home" directory.=0A=0A$ groups=0Ajames =
Share=0A$ id=0Auid=3D1001(james) gid=3D1001(james) groups=3D1001(james),100=
3(Share)=0A=0A(I have since deleted the "users" group: it is a Debian thing=
, and I had NIS set up to NOT export the membership information)=0A<SNIP!>=
=0A> =0A> If you are currently either the "james" or "backup" user,=0A> and=
 added the=0A> Share group membership on another tty, then you may need to=
=0A> log out and back=0A> in for the system to assign your new group member=
ship to=0A> your session. =0A> Filesystem permissions take effect immediate=
ly, but group=0A> memberships are=0A> assigned once, at login.=0A=0AThis he=
re was the problem. I was not logging out after the changes. However, I am =
in the habit of logging out at the end of the day. As a result, I would get=
 the updated permissions when I log in the next day.=0A=0AThank-you for you=
r help,=0A=0AJames Phillips=0A=0A=0A=0A      ______________________________=
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