I want to create a directory with all permission which Download/Document has. and I want to mount that directory to the Places where we can see the Desktop, Downloads ( Left Side Panel ), which will be accessible to all users not only root.

Any help will be appreciated.

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    – Rajendra
    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:40

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Create a directory /home/shared accessible to everyone:

sudo mkdir /home/shared

Change owner of the directory, assume name of the user is alice:

sudo chown -R alice:alice /home/shared

Change access rights with read-only access:

sudo chmod -R 744 /home/shared

or with read-execute access to everybody:

sudo chmod -R 755 /home/shared

or with read-write access to everybody:

sudo chmod -R 766 /home/shared

or even make full-access directory including executable rights:

sudo chmod -R 777 /home/shared

Next everyone can add a bookmark for the directory /home/shared to Nautilus by pressing Ctrl+D. More about Nautilus bookmarks:

  • Thanks for the help. I have a concern, All my users are logging into the system through LDAP, so there is no particular user. I want to give access to the all users whoever will log into the system. Is there any command to bookmark the directory , because i want to do this from ansible to multiple systems at once and its not possible for me to go to the systems and bookmark one by one
    – Rajendra
    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:09

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