[sf-lug] mass copy of one file to multiple user accounts

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue Sep 2 10:45:17 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2 Sep 2008, Christian Einfeldt wrote:

> hi,
> I am trying to copy one file, a test song, from one directory in my 
> user's account on an LDAP network to multiple accounts on the same 
> network.  I want to make sure that when the file arrives in each user's 
> directory, they will be able to play it, but not change it.  The program 
> that we are using is GNU Denemo, although that doesn't really matter. 
> This is a run-of-the-mill permissions question, except that we are 
> talking about copying one file to probably 200 directories or so.

I would symlink it into place, where the symlink refers to a copy that 
can't be changed by anyone but its owner (and its owner is none of these 
200 users).

-- Asheesh.

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