Dear Group,

I know this subject has been beaten to death. I've read the conversations and threads. Some of them advise the use of using useradd, to add users to a group. I dont think I can use this as I already have users on my system.

We access our shared Linux folders from Windows. Our users complain they cant access documents or create folders, via Windows Explorer, in the Linux shared folder when someone else creates it. For example, if user A creates a folder (say folder abc) in the shared Linux directory (via Windows Explorer or within Linux itself), user B cannot create anything in folder abc unless the admin issues this command:

chmod -R 2777 /home/myproj/ where myproj is the base folder.

I thought setting this permission once is adequate but I find out it is not. It has to be issued every time someone creates a new folder so that others can create or modify files in them.

Surely there must be an easier way to create shared folders in Linux. Can someone please point out some documentation that I can refer to or some tips on how to implement this?

Thanking you in advance.