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Re: Setting permissions



Thanks for the email. The user directory is a simple debian
filesystem. Here are the results of the commands you suggested:

s. keeling <keeling@spots.ab.ca> wrote:
 > This sounds very odd.  Is this user directory a simple Debian
 > filesystem or is there something like samba or NFS going on?
 > Try these:

 >    - What does "ls -ld $HOME" say?  Here's mine:
 > 
 >        drwxr-xr-x   56 keeling  keeling 4096 Feb 29 22:16 /home/keeling

         drwxr-xr-x   28 anv      anv          4096 Mar  1 18:45 /home/anv

That looks similar to what you have.


 >    - In your $HOME, do "touch blah", now what does "ls -l blah" say?
 > 
 >        -rw-r--r--    1 keeling  keeling     0 Feb 29 22:18 blah

          -rw-r--r--    1 anv      anv             0 Mar  1 18:48 blah


 >    - What does "id" say?
 > 
 >        uid=1000(keeling) gid=1000(keeling) groups=1000(keeling),4(adm), \
 >        20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),30(dip),50(staff), \
 >        100(users)

THis is what i have for "id":        
	
	uid=1000(anv) gid=1000(anv) groups=1000(anv),24(cdrom),100(users)

  >    - What does "umask" say?
 > 
 >        0022

	0022

 >    - What does "mount" say?
 > 
 >        [snip]
 >        /dev/hda7 on /home type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
 >        [snip]

/dev/hda3 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda6 on /tmp type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda7 on /var type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda8 on /usr type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda9 on /home type ext3 (rw)


I can't really tell whats wrong. Any ideas?. Thanks.

Aswin
 > 
 > > backup my files while i edit them, i have to use sudo. This seems a
 > > little weird to me because the user(me) has ownership permissions for
 > > all files in the directory. Is there a way that i can modify some
 > > setup file so that i can avoid having to use sudo?.
 > 
 > 
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