I have a certain directory in which there is a project shared by multiple users. These users use SSH to gain access to this directory and modify/create files.
This project should only be writeable to a certain group of users: lets call it "mygroup". During an SSH session, all files/directories created by the current user should by default be owned by group "mygroup" and have group-writeable permissions.
I can solve the permissions problem with
$ cd project $ umask 002 $ touch test.txt
File "test.txt" is now group-writeable, but still belongs to my default group ("mislav", same as my username) and not to "mygroup". I can
chgrp recursively to set the desired group, but I wanted to know is there a way to set some group implicitly like umask changes default permissions during a session.
This specific directory is a shared git repo with a working copy and I want
git checkout and
git reset operations to set the correct mask and group for new files created in the working copy. The OS is Ubuntu Linux.
Update: a colleague suggests I should look into getfacl/setfacl of POSIX ACL but the solution below combined with
umask 002 in the current session is good enough for me and is much more simple.