[Samba] None

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu May 8 02:29:01 GMT 2003

On Thu, 8 May 2003 jra at dp.samba.org wrote:

> On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 02:22:00AM +0000, John H Terpstra wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 May 2003, Joseph Leipert wrote:
> >
> > > I have Question, I have a school running on samba. I want none of the
> > > users to have the right to delete files, but they must be able to write
> > > to the files. How do I do that?
> >
> > You sure do have a question here!
> >
> > Under Unix/Linux the right to write to a file means the right and ability
> > to delete the file. If you can get that changed, then we can accommodate
> > your request. Until then, we live and die by the operating system we live
> > on top of.
> Errr, actually no - UNIX *can* do this. The ability to delete a file is
> held in the *directory* the file is contained in, not the file itself.

Doh! So true! Thanks Jeremy.

- John T.

> So to create a directory with files users can write to, but not delete,
> set the directory permissions to disallow writing to the group containing
> the users (or "other") and set the file permissions to allow the group
> containing the users (or "other") to write to the file.
> Cheers,
> 	Jeremy.

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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