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I know that you can set a directory up so specific groups have access to it, but is there any way to set it up so that any new files created in it automatically have a specific group as the group owner, regardless of who they are created by?

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Add the setgid bit.

chmod g+s /path/to/directory

See http://mywiki.wooledge.org/Permissions

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Thanks! That whole article is a big help. –  EmmyS Mar 15 '11 at 15:22
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