SUMMARY: File permissions under a particular directory

From: Benoit Audet <>
Date: Wed Dec 19 2001 - 10:53:02 EST
Well, I guess it was a pretty simple question, because a got a quick anwser 
and it works!

A particular thanks to Ed Rolison for his anwser:
setfacl works. You can use
setfacl -m 
and this will override the umask when creating files.
You can even add 'specific' acl entries for specific users/groups.
Check the manpage for more info.

Thanks!  Here's my original question:

>Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:41:27 -0500
>From: Benoit Audet <>
>Subject: File permissions under a particular directory
>Hello experienced admins,
>I had a request by a group of users here: they want the new files created 
>under a certain directory to me read-write-executable for all users, of 
>all groups, on the server.  Unfortunately, by default, files are created 
>(by umask) to be only readeable, and for most directories on the machine, 
>it's perfect this way.
>I browsed the wed all around to see what's could be the awnser for this 
>question, and it seems that "ACL" could be.  But, as far as I could found, 
>I was only able to apply correct permissions on files and directories by 
>executing the "setfacl" for a particular directory or a particular 
>file.  Even, when I do so for a directory, files created after under it's 
>hierarchy are not seted with good permissions.
>Is there a way that some of you knows to apply a rule that will gives 
>correct permissions to all the files created under a particular directory?

    Benoit Audet

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