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Krisklan
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change mode

Hi,
Just a small qustion:
how do I change the file permissions of a file which presently shows:
drwxrwxr-x 2 root sys 96 jobs


to the file permissions i need as:

drwxrwsr-x 2 root bin 96 jobs

Points shall be awarded for any help. thanks!

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Torsten.
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Re: change mode

Permissions are the same, the owner **group** is different.

see

http://docs.hp.com/en/B3921-60631/chown.1.html

man chgrp

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Deepak Kr
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Re: change mode

Hi

Use following command:

#chgrp bin jobs
or
#chown root:bin jobs
#ll -d jobs
you should get
drwxrwsr-x 2 root bin 96 jobs

jobs is a directory here
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: change mode

Hi:

# chmod g+s jobs

or:

# chmod 2775 jobs

See the manpages for 'chmod'.

By the wsy, you presented the permissions for a directory, not a file, although that doesn't matter for the solution.

Regards!

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Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: change mode

chmod 2775 jobs

The suid bit on a directory forces all new files created in the directory to the directories group. In this case bin.

This is different than setting the suid bit on a file, which would give anyone with execute permission to the file to run the file with the group's file permission.


Not really sure why you would want bin, but that is a different topic.
Krisklan
Advisor

Re: change mode

Thanks everybody. It helped!!