[clug-talk] File permissions: add but not modify/delete?

William Astle lost at l-w.net
Fri Nov 26 15:15:15 PST 2004

Adil Kodian wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:51:50 -0700, Curtis Sloan <curtis.sloan at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>I have a directory that I want group 'x' to be able to write to, but not
>>modify/delete existing files (yes, that would include files they just added).
>>I'm no expert, but as far as I can tell standard *nix permissions don't have


> set the sticky bit on and set gid.


You missed the bit about users not being able to delete files they just 
added. The sticky bit would allow them to modify or delete the file. 
(They would still own it, after all.)

William Astle

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