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Sharing Files With Others

How to use your share directory

Ever user has a Share directory that can be used to share files with others users.  This is useful when you are collaborating on a class project.  When you create a share, a directory will be created in your share directory that only you and other users you specify can access.

Creating a share

Creator

  1. Get all of the usernames of everyone you want to have access to the share
  2. Log into hopper.slu.edu
  3. In a terminal window execute the command createshare
  4. You will be prompted to enter the usernames of the users you want to share files with and what you want to name the share
  5. If the program runs without error then you will see a directory in your Share directory with the name you gave the createshare program.  Any files you put there will be accessible to the other users you specified.  The other users will be able to edit these files and put files there for you to view.

Other users in group

  1. Log into hopper.slu.edu
  2. In a terminal winow execute the command joinshare
  3. You will be given a list of shares that others have created and list you as an authorized user.
  4. Select the share that you want to have access to and the name you want to call it in your Share directory.
  5. If the program runs without error then you will see a directory in your Share directory with the name you gave the joinshare program.  Any files you put there will be accessible to the other users you specified.  The other users will be able to edit these files and put files there for you to view.

Using contents within a share

Once the share has been created, read/write access to the contents of the share are managed with typical Unix permissions (type "man chmod" in a terminal window for more info).  The person who owns a file or subdirectory can control whether it is read-only for others in the share or writable for all.

If you wish to have the default for all shares be that everyone has read/write permissions, you should edit the file ~/.profile using a text editor and add the line "umask 0000" to that file.  The next time you log into your account, the new default will take effect.


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