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Permission, dropboxes, and file transfer, oh my...

Hi,

I write music for a living, and am working in a small studio environment with another writer.  We are using Logic Pro 6 and would likel to be able to easiy swap Logic sessions.

I would like to set up a dropbox on one or the other workstation so that we could simply drag files into it, and the other person could access them.  Here are my problems:

1) When I try to drag files into my coworker's dropbox, I get the following warning "you will not be able to see the results of this operation. Ok to proceed?"  I can then copy the file, and it does go to the right place.  I can't figure out how to deal with this more easily.

2) When my coworker copies files into my dropbox, they come across with the permissions set 644 (-rw-r--r--).  That is a pain because when he does guitar overdubs, there are a myriad of ".aif" files.  I can't use the files without changing the permissions on all of them.

Is there an elegant way to set this up?

Thanks,

Rob
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weedCommented:
Put the files in the "Shared" folder in the "Users" directory.. Then everyone can access them, without permissions errors.
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robyaleAuthor Commented:
There is a folder called 'shared' in the "Rob Yale" directory?  Does the other user need to 'connect to server' to get to it?

Thanks,

Rob
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weedCommented:
Youre looking for the "Shared" folder in the Users folder on the server, not in the Rob Yale folder. And yes, they need to connect to that server to use it.
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robyaleAuthor Commented:
Hi,

We're actually set up peer-to-peer, so I assume we should decide which computer will be the one that we use the 'shared' folder on?  So, for example, if I dump things into my shared folder, and my partner does the same, there will be no permissions issues?  BTW, what is the group 'wheel'?

Thanks,

Rob
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weedCommented:
As long as its in the shared folder it should be all good.

Here's a quick blurb including wheel groups. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/17/2003/10/1/100208
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robyaleAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately I can't see the shared folder on Graeme's computer.

1) i select Go>Connect to Server>Browse
2) I select Rob Yale's Computer and log on as graeme
3) i can only see the public folder, and not the shared folder.

Rob
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weedCommented:
Is graeme an administrator?
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