I have a directory where many users have write access and often the permissions on the directory changes. Is there a tool that lets me monitor the files for changes and enforce a specific file permission or any other way I can enforce this when users have write permission.


I think that if set the permissions for the group, instead of the user, it should work.

Have a look in the chmod man page

You can also set the group of the directory by using chgrp.

You can look in the Wiki for this command

Hope this helps

  • I know this, but I'm looking for something that can enforce the variables when it's on the user. – grm Aug 8 '12 at 13:38
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    One easy thing and fast thing, depending on your needs, maybe you can create a script that runs from time to time and sets the permissions for all the sub directories and files. – j0N45 Aug 8 '12 at 13:56

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