[Samba] grant access to a file inside a forbidden directory
casueps at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 21 08:56:19 GMT 2006
We have a directory where only one person can enter, but there is a file
inside which needs to be accessed by other people (that person doesn't want
to put that file in a common directory).
I have found that if I make a hard link to that file it can be accessed, if
the hard link and the directory where it lies have the right permissions.
But hard links have a problem, they get "unlinked" when they are written. I
guess the program that writes it instead of updating the file it creates a
new one and then deletes the old one, which is the one I linked, so that
there are two different files after that, and not one. I think a symlink
wouldn't do this but the symlink can't enter the directory because of the
I thought of putting that file into a separate subdirectory and linking to
that directory, but I can't hard link a directory.
Can you think of any other possibilities?
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