View Full Version : changing group, but others in group can't view files through symlink

13th August 2015, 09:26 PM

I've chgrp'd some files. The files show the correct group. Other members of the group can read the original files.

They cannot read the files through symlinks in another directory. They can read the directory, and they can see the links, but they cannot read the files through the links. At `ls -l` the links blink in an annoying black & red.

I'm wondering if it's because the symlinks were created before the chgrp. But I thought links didn't contain permission information; they only contain links, and permission information is in the linked file proper.

Any idea what is going on?

14th August 2015, 04:25 AM
If the link filename blinks with the red background, it usually means that the file the linkfile is pointing to does not exist, or linkfile can't find it.