file ownership

Ries van Twisk riest at
Fri Nov 23 06:34:02 GMT 2001

My [shared_folder] section looks like this:

        comment = Directory for file sharing
        path = /home/office/shared_folder
        valid users = @office
        write list = @office
        force group = office
        create mask = 0660
        directory mask = 0770

When a file or dir is created I just force it the the office group and set group 
persmissions of files to read/write and for direcotrys to read/write/execute.

So every user that is in the office group can share files with each other. We use that 
shared folder to copy files across different workgroups. All files older then 1 month is 
deleted automaticly using a cron script to keep this directory clean.


On 23 Nov 2001, at 13:05, jose wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm pleased to become a list member.
> Excuse me! I need your help.
> My problem is that: We have a Samba server running  on Linux, this is a
> PDC in our LAN. There is  a share in the server with full access for any
> user (that's the idea), but when a user writtes a file in the share,
> he/she becomes the new file owner, and the write permission is
> exclusively for him/her, consequently the rest of
> users can not do any modification over this file.
> I have added to the share description the option "dos filemode = yes"
> (by default is false),  but the problem persists.
> Do you have any idea?
> Thank you.
> Best Regards,
> Jose A. Gaspar
> jose at
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