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i need some help. I'm using Fedora 15. I have 2 users: user1 and user2 and directory in /usr/local/example_directory. Now for this directory owner is user1 and other users can only read this. I need to add specific permissions for user2 so it can remove and modify this directory recursively. How i can do it? P.S.: Sorry for bad language.

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The keyword is "group". – full.stack.ex Oct 30 '12 at 9:36
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You could go 2 ways:

  1. via ACLs, where you can have several users with special permissions: see man setfacl.

  2. via a special group: Put all files into a group example_admins, make them group-writable and add user1 and user2 into that group.

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chown -R user2 /usr/local/example_directory
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Then user1 loses his permissions. Not what is wanted, I think. – glglgl Oct 30 '12 at 9:34
Oh, would you mind to put user1 & user2 into same group? Then you can do chmod g+w -R /usr/local/example_directory – nevermind Oct 30 '12 at 9:36
That could be one way to go... – glglgl Oct 30 '12 at 9:37
The best I can figured out, sorry for my silly answer. – nevermind Oct 30 '12 at 9:38
Thanks alot for your answers. Gonna try this. – user1785085 Oct 30 '12 at 9:47

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