Trying out Linode for the first time, running an Arch Linux image, I successfully installed nginx as root.
This, however, made
/usr/share/nginx/html inaccessible to non-root users.
Intuitively, I thought this would work:
newgrp www(create a new group)
chgrp -R www /usr/share/nginx/html(associate directory recursively with new group)
chmod -R g=rw /usr/share/nginx/html(give read-write permissions to new group)
usermod -a -G www john.doe(add non-root user to new group)
However, I still could not write files to
/usr/share/nginx/html as john.doe. I also tried
chown -R :www /usr/share/nginx/html
to see if it had any effect—it didn't.
Here's what the setup looks like currently:
[john.doe@hydrogen nginx]$ ls -l total 4 drwxrw-r-x 4 root www 4096 Dec 19 08:10 html [john.doe@hydrogen nginx]$ id uid=1000(john.doe) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),10(wheel) [john.doe@hydrogen nginx]$ groups john.doe wheel www users
What am I misunderstanding / missing that I can't write to this directory?