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Old 10-24-2009
User should be restricted moving a folder

Hi All ,

Some of the users should be restricted using the MV commands on some of the standard folders. We had an issue the other day like from the standard folder structure which was set up one of the user has moved a folder to a different location and the jobs failed as the folder was not existing in the specified location. can any one help me in achiving this task

user should be restricted using some of the commands like MV on some specified folders.

Is this achived by setting some roles and privileges or the .profile of the user, or anything we can set on the folder level.

# 2  
Old 10-24-2009

What do you mean by "standard folder"?

Unless you're root, you can't move a directory that you don't own, from a directory that you don't own, unless you have write permissions to both:

/root # cd /usr
/usr # ll -d . lib
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 Jun 28 04:43 .
drwxr-xr-x 69 root root 36864 Oct 17 08:22 lib

/usr # su - scott
/home/scott $ cd /usr
/usr $ mv lib /
mv: cannot move `lib' to `/lib': Permission denied
/usr $ exit

/usr # chmod 777 . lib
/usr # su - scott
/home/scott $ cd /usr

/usr $ mv lib ~
/usr $ ls -ld ~/lib
drwxrwxrwx 69 root root 36864 Oct 17 08:22 lib

You should look at tightening up the security on your directories.
# 3  
Old 10-24-2009
I wonder if maybe you are complaining about users removing symlinks in directories they own? If that is what you meant, see mount --bind -it requires making the thing you want to link to a separate filesystem, but that's usually not a big deterrent.
# 4  
Old 10-24-2009
User should be restricted moving a folder

Hi My requirment is like below
we have a project say ABC in the dev environment and the folder structure is like

Under this we have a standard folders like source, inbox, target, logs recently we faced an issue like one of the user has moved the logs dir into target dir as the permissions on these folders were 777 as the users would be working in these directories. now the requirement is like the users should not be able to move the standard folders


Thanks for the response,
Appriciate if you could help me in this regard
# 5  
Old 10-24-2009
What are the permissions on /abc/dev?

Is that 777? Does it need to be? Do users need to create files in that specific directory? If not it should be 755, then the user won't be able to move the logs directory out of it.
# 6  
Old 10-24-2009
chmod +t logs source inbox target
The directories can only be deleted/moved by the owner.
# 7  
Old 10-24-2009
I would start with something like this:
find /abc -exec ls -ld {} \;
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-25 00:44 /abc
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2009-10-25 00:45 /abc/dev
drwxrwxr-x 2 root abcusers 4096 2009-10-25 00:44 /abc/dev/source
drwxrwxr-x 2 root abcusers 4096 2009-10-25 00:45 /abc/dev/inbox
drwxrwxr-x 2 root abcusers 4096 2009-10-25 00:45 /abc/dev/target
drwxrwxr-x 2 root abcusers 4096 2009-10-25 00:45 /abc/dev/logs

You can make anyone who needs write access to the four directories a member of the group abcusers. You may also need to set the setgid on those 4 directories if more departments are sharing (and/or use umask 002).

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