chmod dilemma

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I'm using Thunderbird for email with the addressbooksynchronizer addon. The book share is to a network drive and works almost well. I've revisited the chmod references and again found out how to "sticky" the Group on folder and it's files and it works great. What is vexing me though is that whichever user the WRITES the addressbook sync file changes the permissions to only User RW. The group permissions are completely removed every time the file gets written. Needless to say that when others go to update the file the save "bombs". It gets uglier after that, but no need t (HowTos)