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[ubuntu] permissions with shares

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I've been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now, but still have trouble with some of the finer workings of linux. I have a laptop that I use for general computing, and a desktop hooked up to a TV as sort of a remote backup/htpc. A problem I run into is when I transfer files, they get transfered with the owner set as the original computer's account, and I can't do anything until I open a remote viewer and gksudo nautilus to change the permissions of the file. I looked at articles about permissions and uid's, gid's, and umask but can't figure out how to apply it to my situation. I thought about doing something with groups but am not sure exactly what, and anyway, default group settings only give read access and what I'm really looking for is the ability to manipulate files and folders across the entire /home dir on my desktop from my laptop. Desktop is running 8.04 and laptop is running 9.10. BTW I am currently sharing through smbfs. I read that this has been replaced by cifs, but at the moment I would prefer not the mess with things if I don't need to. Thank you in advance for your help. (HowTos)