Re: Filesystem: New files and directories inheirit group of their parent dir

Felix Schroeter (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 01:48:01 +0200 (CEST)


In article <> you write:
>Scott Tadman:

>: FreeBSD has an interesting filesystem feature that I like: When you create
>: files and directories inside an existing structure, the group of the directory
>: you are creating the file/directory in is applied to the new file/directory.
>: I've been looking for a patch for Linux which offers the same functionality,
>: yet it doesn't seem to be out there.

>Maybe because no patch is required and it just works out-of-the-box?
>Read mount(8), especially the part on ext2 mount options.

chmod g+s <the directory/ies to have BSD like behaviour>

Regards, Felix.

(Or the appropriate mount option, if you want it generally)