Which group to use: staff or users?
I want to give (most) all of my users write access to a directory so I
checked what the staff group owns and what permissions are set. Among
very few other things, just about everything in `/usr/local' has group
staff write permissions. I do not fancy giving everybody the power to
mess up `/usr/local'. One option would be to change group permissions
there, but scanning `/etc/group' I noticed the `users' group. It does
not own anything (yet) so it looks like a good alternative.
However, before I commit myself I would like to know what the intended
use of both groups is. The policy specifies numeric GID ranges, but I
did not find any info on intended use of specific groups.
If anyone would care to share their thought, I would appreciate it.
Olaf Meeuwissen Epson Kowa Corporation, Research and Development