[mythtv-users] File permissions

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 18:34:51 UTC 2020

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 12:06 PM DaveD <mythtv at guiplot.com> wrote:

> mythbackend runs as user mythtv.  My normal user is a member of the
> mythtv group and I have write permission on the storage directories, but
> the recordings are created without group write permission.  Any time I
> need to work with a recording file (like fixing decoder errors (wish
> that bug would get fixed some day, but I digress)) I need to chmod g+w
> on the file first.  Is there a way I can have the recordings always
> created with group write permission?
> Dave D.

You can always turn on the setgid bit on the directory as well.

chmod g+s <storageGroupDirectory>

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