Group rights to files & directories

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Wed Feb 14 14:16:17 GMT 2001

Hi Jason,
See the man page for smb.conf, for the create mask, directory mask, force
create mode, and force directory mode parameters.  This will allow you to
fine tune the permissions set on files and directories created thru samba.
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Crockett [mailto:jason_crockett at]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 11:22 AM
To: samba at
Subject: Group rights to files & directories

I am having problems with my file permissions.
I have a share called cmt .  user=foo	group=cmt	rights set rwxrws---
Under that share there is a directory
housing			usr=wrkr	group=housing	rights set rwxrws---

When user wrkr creates a file, instead of it being rwxrws--- it is rwxr-xr-x
This means that only the user wrkr can modify the file.  What we need it to
have happen is for anybody in the group to be able to modify the file and
create files that anybody in the group can modify.  Anybody with any ideas?

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