At the last Linux SIG meeting I brought up the question regarding making a shared folder (/home/SHARE) which has read & write access to the parents, and read-only access by the kids. I wanted to follow up with that in that I managed at least part of the solution. :help I was pointed to the solution after posting this question the Ubuntu Forums (here) which lead me to a Linux Forum article on File Permissions. The solution, so far, is thus: I create a group, which I call "parents", and make sure my wife and I are in this group. I change the group to all of the content of the shared directory (files and folders) to belong to this "parents" group Code: sudo chgrp parents -R /home/SHARE Then I make it so all files saved under this directory automatically get the group of the parent folder, in this case "parents" Code: sudo chmod g+s -R /home/SHARE if I want to later remove this feature, I can use Code: sudo chmod g-s -R /home/SHARE [/list:u] This works. :yippee When I save a file in the sub-directories it saves it automatically with the group Id of "parents". Now my current issue is that when a file is created it automatically is saved with read & write for the owner only, and read-only for group and other users. This I am looking at how to change it anything saved in this directory is given read & write to owner and group, and read-only to all other users. I believe the solution may be in "umask", I just need more documentation on it before I give it a try. I can manually change it using Code: sudo chmod 775 -R /home/SHARE but that is not an ideal solution.