Problem with deleting files

Giulio Orsero giulioo at
Sun Oct 29 12:59:22 GMT 2000

On Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:40:13 +0100, you wrote:

>I have a file "shared" with rwxrwxrwx so that all persons of all groups can
>all can write, read and execute files. How do I manage that only the person
>who creates a file can delete it? Even with force create mask the directory
>can be deleted because of the necessary w-right in "shared".

So you have a file and want grant access to all to modify it, but only
the owner should be able to delete it?
This is difficult (if not impossible) to do, with current unix
permissions attributes (maybe acl will help in the future).

The fact is that for many windows progs to edit a file means: create a
new file, _delete_ the old one.

giulioo at

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