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I am trying to create a subdir in a directory which is owned by a different user; but the group is the same that I belong to. What am I missing that would allow my user jones to create a dir owned by smith:developers

jones@server:/var$ ls -ltr
drwxrwx---  2 smith developers  4096 2013-08-19 08:41 test

jones@server:/var$ mkdir /var/test/test
mkdir: cannot create directory `/var/test/test': Permission denied

jones@server:/var$ groups jones
jones : jones developers
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OK. If I had read just a bit more, I wouldn't have had to ask the question. Once I logged out, and logged back in, I was able to create the directory. –  Greg Aug 19 '13 at 12:57
    
If you have resolved your problem, please post your solution as an answer. –  Excellll Aug 19 '13 at 13:32
    
I tried.. new user, so Superuser told me I had to wait 8 hours. –  Greg Aug 20 '13 at 0:46
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OK. If I had read just a bit more, I wouldn't have had to ask the question.

Once I logged out, and logged back in, I was able to create the directory.

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