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Old 06-05-2008
Let GID apply to new files in directory


Does anyone know if it is possible to override the GID which files have when they are created in a specific folder?
I want the given GID for the folder to apply to the new files created in the folder, no matter what group the owner of the files have...
I have tried sticky bits but doesn't get that to work.
Unfortunately I don't have control over the processes and can set the UNAME or UMASK

// linge
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Old 06-05-2008
Setting the SGID bit for the directory will give the newly created files the same group like the parent directory has:
chmod g+s yourdir

In digits you write 2xxx.

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