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Hey forum,

I'm running Ubuntu in VMWare Player in Windows for my webserver. I have the root folder at /home/webvm/www. I set up the folder to be shared via SMB so I can acces it from Windows which has the folder mapped to W:/.

My problem is that when I create a new file through Windows, it is created with no permissions as far as Ubuntu can tell. So when I open up the file's properties in Ubuntu, it just has nobody. I will normally just do a quick chown webvm /home/webvm/www/* to regain permissions, but this changes the file to read-only access for everyone else, which of course includes Windows, so then I need to go back to file properties to allow read & write for everyone.

What's the terminal command to do this so I can create a simple script on the desktop that I can run when I add a new file.



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Thanks metal, here's the script I ended up with:

permissions.sh
Code:
sudo chown -R webvm +rwx /home/webvm/www/*
sudo chmod -R a+rw /home/webvm/www/*

I just have that on my desktop along with my other scripts and run that to make sure permissions stay in line biggrin.gif
Edited by axipher - 3/30/12 at 3:23pm
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For changing permissions I'd go with
Code:
chmod

Options..................................Action taken
u, g, o, all...............................Whose permission being changed (u=user, g=group, o=other, all=all)
+, -.........................................Adding permission or Taking permission away
r, w, x (or combination).............Which permission being changed (r=read, w=write, x=execute)
Code:
chown all+rwx myfile
This will add read, write and execute permissions for everyone in the universe for file "myfile"
Code:
chmod ug+rw /home/webvm/www/*
This adds read and write access for user and group for all files in the folder "/home/webvm/www/"
Code:
chmod go-wx myfile
This removes write and execute permissions for everyone in the group and everyone else for the file "myfile"

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Thanks metal, here's the script I ended up with:

permissions.sh
Code:
sudo chown -R webvm +rwx /home/webvm/www/*
sudo chmod -R a+rw /home/webvm/www/*

I just have that on my desktop along with my other scripts and run that to make sure permissions stay in line biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 6
In your smb.conf file you should have a couple lines under the section for that share
Code:
        create mask = 0660
        directory mask = 0775
So any file will automatically get 660, and folders would get 775

This is just an example, you can set it however you choose, but it will fix the issue permanently.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post

In your smb.conf file you should have a couple lines under the section for that share
Code:
        create mask = 0660
        directory mask = 0775
So any file will automatically get 660, and folders would get 775

This is just an example, you can set it however you choose, but it will fix the issue permanently.

What exactly do those masks do?

I'm just slowly getting in to the inner workings of Linux but loving every step of the way. I'm really starting to notice how crappy a rubber dome keyboard is though, I might have to put off my 7970 purchase a little longer and invest in a good mechanical keyboard.
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post #6 of 6
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chmod

Read this article

Really, you should learn chmod by the numerical values, it's faster in the long run, once you are comfortable with the numerical values.

No offense to metalmayhem9, but this is the most common way of learning file permissions. He is correct, but you really should understand what it all means, his explanation, and this one.
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