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Re: mkdir() and group id

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: mkdir() and group id
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 19:58:08 +0200
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On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 09:57:44AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> > > I think that I prefer Linux's behaviour.
> > 
> > I think, too, esp because of the sgid flag.  I wonder what Thomas thinks.
> The reason why the copy-gid-from directory behavior is better:
> Imagine a rich set of groups on your computer--representing protection
> domains for actual groups of actual people.
> A given project might be group "foobie", and all the people working on
> that project are in the group.  They use a umask of 002.  Everything
> works Just Great!  Because when they create files or directories
> inside the project, they automatically have the *group* set to
> "foobie", even though the primary egid of the user might be
> "user-category-6" or something like that.

Isn't that what the sgid flag allows you to do if you want it?
I see how this behaviour is useful, but I don't see why it is better to only
have the sgid behaviour if you can have both, sgid or non-sgid behaviour,
and choose for any given directory what you want.


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