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Re: permission problem - maybe capitalization

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: permission problem - maybe capitalization
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 16:19:33 -0500 (EST)

Stanton, Curt writes:
> I have two users UserA and UserB
> They both belong to GroupA
> DirA is where all the files are
> UserA is the owner of DirA and
> GroupA is the group of DirA
> The problem is that UserB can only commit files that he owns, but UserA can
> commit any file.
> What might the problem be?

You have some sort of "unusual" permissions set on the directory.  If
it's a Unix system, you probably have the sticky bit set -- that
prevents anyone from deleting a file except the owner of the file or the
owner of the directory (most likely, someone got confused when trying to
get BSD filesystem semantics in the directory and set the sticky bit
rather than the set-group-id bit).

-Larry Jones

You're going to be pretty lonely in the nursing home. -- Calvin

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