dos filemode

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Fri Mar 30 17:42:39 GMT 2001

Can someone confirm?  Does this sound correct?

       dos filemode (S)
              The default behavior in Samba is to  provide  UNIX-
              like behavor that unless a user is the the owner of
              a file or directory, he or she will not be able  to
              modify the object's permissions. This is often con-
              fusing to DOS/Windows users. Enabling this  parame-
              ter  allows  a  user  who  would  not  otherwise be
              allowed  to  modify  these  permissions,  to   make
              changes.  Ownership  of  the  file/directory is not
              changed, only the permissions are modified.
              Default: dos filemode = no

Cheers, jerry
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