I have Dropbox installed on Ubuntu. I launch it from the Dropbox desktop icon. This in turn runs the command "dropbox start -i" to start Dropbox.
- When I create a file the group gets permission "rw" which is correct.
- When Dropbox creates exactly the same file in the same location it creates it with group permission "r" which is not correct.
I am fairy certain that my facl setting, folder permissions and file/folder ownership's are correct but Dropbox seems to be ignoring these.
I have just found out that the desktop icon that I use to launch Dropbox has a "Permissions" tab under properties ("right click"->properties). The group permission here was set to "read-only" so I changed it to "read and write". I then closed Dropbox and restarted it using the desktop icon but it still creates files with group permission "r".
I have looked at lots of posts with similar issues but nothing seems to work for me. A lot of the posts are also very old (2012 ish) and don't seem to relate directly to the latest install of Dropbox on Ubuntu.
Can anyone work out what I need to change to get Dropbox to create files with group permission "rw"? I am pretty sure that it has to be the Dropbox process that has the wrong permissions but I can't work out how or what to change. Thanks.