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Revive:

Just ran into this so correct me if I'm wrong but:

chmod 6666 or 7777 followed by the directory's full path name

example:
chmod 6666 /media/8absomethingsomething

Remember this must be done as root as only root and the owners can change permissions.

I had to do this in order to move files to a separate partition I had made. The 6s indicate just read and write privileges and 7s indicate execute, read, and write privileges. The man file didn't seem that helpful for me. I had to guess that the fourth position meant for all users (is that right?).

I'll be trying to work on this thread again in the hopes of the original goal so bear with me.
     
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Revive:

Just ran into this so correct me if I'm wrong but:

chmod 6666 or 7777 followed by the directory's full path name

example:
chmod 6666 /media/8absomethingsomething

Remember this must be done as root as only root and the owners can change permissions.

I had to do this in order to move files to a separate partition I had made. The 6s indicate just read and write privileges and 7s indicate execute, read, and write privileges. The man file didn't seem that helpful for me. I had to guess that the fourth position meant for all users (is that right?).

I'll be trying to work on this thread again in the hopes of the original goal so bear with me.
the last 3 are your permissions you are used to, so taht would be 666 and 777 the first bit sets suid or sgid or sticky bit i believe...

read up on permissions a bit more quite dangerous to change permissiosn on anything without fully understanding

also, it is HIGHLY inadvisable to make anything world writable... you shouldnt need to do that at all for anything as long as one of your users owns the file, you can su or sudo for those permissions, or stick yourself in the same group
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the last 3 are your permissions you are used to, so taht would be 666 and 777 the first bit sets suid or sgid or sticky bit i believe...

read up on permissions a bit more quite dangerous to change permissiosn on anything without fully understanding

also, it is HIGHLY inadvisable to make anything world writable... you shouldnt need to do that at all for anything as long as one of your users owns the file, you can su or sudo for those permissions, or stick yourself in the same group
Yeah I read up on it and I guess since the partition was from my prior Fedora install it wouldn't allow anyone to do anything with it. 666 didn't give me any read or write access so that's when I went for broke and did 7777 and now I can use the damn partition. I figured since I'm the only using my computer that it wouldn't matter making it read and write and execute capable for all.

I wonder though if the permissions stay as part of the partition information or would I have to do this all again should I need to install again?
     
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Yeah I read up on it and I guess since the partition was from my prior Fedora install it wouldn't allow anyone to do anything with it. 666 didn't give me any read or write access so that's when I went for broke and did 7777 and now I can use the damn partition. I figured since I'm the only using my computer that it wouldn't matter making it read and write and execute capable for all.

I wonder though if the permissions stay as part of the partition information or would I have to do this all again should I need to install again?
directories have to be executable just fyi... that could have been the problem
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directories have to be executable just fyi... that could have been the problem
I'm really hoping that wasn't in the man file because I'll never trust myself on reading again. I read the damn thing and didn't see any mention of that. Damn my crappy brain!
     
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This guide might be a good addition to the OP for beginners that want to learn more.

Although it's pretty much a book, but after reading through a large chunk of it, your post comes in handy when I forget what that one command is.
Edited by Simple_echo - 5/10/11 at 4:42pm
    
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