How to create a shared folder on a Linux machine that a group of users may access. This is very useful for a shared folder that many users may place files.
Firstly; you need to create a folder in the /opt directory.
[email protected]:/opt# mkdir sharedfiles
Then you need to set the proper permissions on the shared folder.
[email protected]:/opt# chmod 775 sharedfiles
After that, create a user group to add all of the users to.
[email protected]:/opt# groupadd employees
Once you have done that, set the group ownership of the sharedfiles directory.
[email protected]:/opt# chgrp employees sharedfiles/
After all of that the folder should look like this. This is a good way to share files among users on a shared Linux system. This gives write access to the members of the group, but read only access for other users.
root@neo:/opt# ls -hula total 12K drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Jun 18 2013 . drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4.0K Jun 18 2013 .. drwxrwxr-x 2 root employees 4.0K Jun 18 19:08 sharedfiles
That is how easy it is to create a shared folder on Linux. Much easier than messing around with NTFS permissions on Windows Server 2008. That is a nightmare.