Ubuntu :: Using /etc/crontab To Force Chown And Chmod In Specific Directory?

Feb 9, 2011

I need to actively make sure some files, in a specific directory, are chmod 750 and owned by transmission:media-daemons. Other users will save to this directory, with other permissions and UID/GID but I must make sureto reinforce this default.

So I have this on my /etc/crontab:


# /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab
# Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab'
# command to install the new version when you edit this file
# and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields,
# that none of the other crontabs do.


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May 30, 2011

Need to recurse a subdir tree, to apply chmod and chown and ls -al .

chmod -R xxx yyy does not function properly; -R is nonfunctional.
chown -R xxx yyy functions OK.

Is there a script which will follow a subdir tree and open each subdir ? glene77is

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I occasionally get into areas in Linux where I get my own ignorance demonstrated....System is a core quad running OpenSuse 11.2 64 bit on a LAN at home. I added a 750 GB SATA drive with the idea of putting all media on the drive i.e.music primarily plus a few movies and making the data sharable by anyone across the LAN i.e. the computer in the living room with an audio line to the stereo. My room mate is strictly a Windoze user so I figured if she wanted stuff on her machine as well then format the new drive with NTFS which I did using GPartd. I then set the drive to mount as /storage under root.

I loaded the music library &c and although I can play music from my user account on this machine I can not add music or videos or anything else except as root. I dont want to have to change to /root to do this. I attempted a chmod tonight as su from a terminal then in the root GUI using dolphin and resetting the permissions under properties and nothing changes. The drive appears in the filesystem as /storage with ownership as root. The permissions are

drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 2010-03-27 22:55 storage

trying to chmod as root has no effect at all. I would like to be able to add content from any machine on the LAN plus be able to play a movie or video as well as music (I assume this would need the execute permission) but chmod -R 777 storage has no effect. Neither does cd'ing to the directory and trying to change ownership or permissions on the individual files or directories on the drive.Command line as su or as root from that gui, no difference. I do a

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and the command appears to execute.However I ls -l and find the permissions unchanged. I obviously have or am doing something wrong, possibly in the way I set the drive up in the first place.

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Jul 3, 2010

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I've had the exact same setup on another server for years, and crontab has always run mirrordir without error. Any suggestions how to clear the errors on my new server?

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Every time when the script is executed i get a mail but when i run it using crontab it doesn't send any mail.

However when i execute it manually i get the mails.

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This is what I tried:
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I'm hoping some of the Linux network experts can help me with this problem.

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