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Re: permissions problems are a catch 22 (newbie)

From: Keven Ring <keven_at_mitre.org>
Date: 2004-09-28 17:24:26 CEST

Eric Wilhelm wrote:

># The following was supposedly scribed by
># Faine, Mark
># on Tuesday 28 September 2004 08:36 am:
>
>
>
>>In order for someone in that group (like myself) to import a project
>>into either of the two repositories the permissions on the
>>repositories must be changed to allow group write: chmod -R g+w
>>libraries.
>>
>>
>
>Assuming this is a Linux system...
>
>If you set the "sticky bit" on a directory, everything created in that
>directory should belong to the group.
>
> chmod g+s dir/
>
>
To nitpick, the "s" bit is not the "sticky" bit. The "s" bit is the set
user/group id on execution bit. The "t" bit is the "sticky" bit, and
has a completely different meaning, and is not at all what you want.

The command that you provided is correct, the terminology is not.

>Of course, each user's umask is going to come into play too. (See:
>"use svnserve or apache".)
>
>--Eric
>
>

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