I created a folder with group permission so I and my two other siblings can access this shared folder. They can delete files or add to it but the problem lies when I save for example, a writer document from my brother(we'll call him James).

As "Arkad"(my username), I can see his file but if I were to do edits, it doesn't allow me. Instead, I have to go the account of james, go to permission and change it from james to "compartido"(my name for the shared group) before I can do any real time changes.

How can I make it so that anyone in the group can do edits to files while simultaneously showing up in each other's users without having to manually assign the files in the folder to the "compartido" group?

  • I may be wrong, but you have to manually mark each file as "compartido" for each user to see them. – James Aug 17 '16 at 4:51

Modify folder attributes to 2770

sudo chmod 2770 folder

Modify folder ownership to user james and group compartido

sudo chown james:compartido folder

This will create files in folder with read/ rights for user who creates file and read / write rights for group compartido.

  • Awesome, I would just do the same for the other users right? – studentofarkad Aug 17 '16 at 12:01
  • You have to do this commands only once. Owner james is not relevant, group compartido is. You have to only add users to group compartido and that is all. – iuuuuan Aug 17 '16 at 13:11
  • Okay let me try it after work and get back to you! – studentofarkad Aug 17 '16 at 13:19
  • I'm having some difficulty doing this in the terminal, it says that chmod cannot access my folder name:no such file or directory? If the name of the folder were to be super folder shouldn't the command be: > sudo chmod 2770 super folder ? – studentofarkad Aug 18 '16 at 1:25
  • No just sudo chmod 2770 super. Where did you create this folder ? You can open terminal on folder path you want to change by opening parent folder of folder super and than right click on folder super and select "Open in terminal". Terminal will open and enter command cd .. to set path to parent folder of folder super. In parent folder of folder super type commandssudo chmod 2770 super and sudo chown james:compartido super. You can check the current path in terminal by command pwd. – iuuuuan Aug 18 '16 at 4:48

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