Re: [greenstone-devel] file permissions

From Ivy Cabeza
DateWed, 15 Oct 2003 09:16:49 +0800
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] file permissions
In-Reply-To (20031014201441-GA29587-wesson-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
John R. McPherson wrote:

>I think the reason the files are made writable is so that the
>webserver can modify files when the Collector web interface is used to
>manage collections.
>If you are not going to use the Collector, I would recommend creating a
>"gsdl" group and only adding users you want to edit collections to that
>group, as you suggested. On a unix platform you could also make the library
>executable "set group ID" so that the executable runs with those group
>permissions as well, especially if there are many users who have accounts
>on that machine.
John McPherson

thanks, john.
actually, we were planning to use the greenstone library interface in
creating collections. unfortunately, i'm not familiar with set user
group. how can i library run with a specific group and all the created
files belonging to the user who created them?