Seeking Help With Folder Permissions

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largeplankton
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Seeking Help With Folder Permissions

Post by largeplankton »

Hi,

I'm having issues with folder permissions and my downloads fail to start. I want my downloads to be stored in the downloads folder at /home/large-plankton/downloads instead of the qbt(qbittorrent-nox) home folder. I should add that the folder location is on the same drive.

qbittorrent-nox is running as a service under the username qbt. So I've added qbt to the user group large-plankton, large-plankton being my username.

That should do it right? What did I miss?

P.s. I've verified that the downloads folder is owned by large-plankton:large-plankton. The error is File error alert: permission denied. Also groups qbt returns qbt: qbt large-plankton
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Re: Seeking Help With Folder Permissions

Post by rdalek »

I'd check to make sure the right owner and group can be not only see but also able to modify the directory. You may also need to make sure the group for the directory and its content is set to users. Example that is not set to be writable.

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drwx------ 


One that is.

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drwxrwxr-x
You may not have the x part. That is fine if you don't. It just means things are executable and for file storage, it shouldn't be set anyway.

I'm not the best on file permissions. This link may be more helpful.

https://linuxhandbook.com/linux-file-permissions/
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