Hidden,System Attributes on Directories

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu Jan 24 13:17:02 GMT 2002

Under Linux it'd make more sense to store the DOS attributes as extended
user attributes, but obviously that wouldn't be portable.  There are other
problems with doing it the way it's currently done...for example, if a
program manages to set the execute bit on a file, the file becomes hidden.
Photoshop does this for some bizarre reason.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Eggleston [mailto:nick at dccinc.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 1:03 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Subject: Hidden,System Attributes on Directories 

Setting Hidden, System, or Archive bits on DIRECTORIES does not work
(Samba Ver 2.2.2) .  We have it working fine for files, where is maps
those permissions to the X flags under Unix.  However, directories on Unix
require those bits for normal operation, so they would have to be mapped
to some other bits (probably suid, sgid and sticky bits) for directories.
Unfortunately, I can find no configuration parameters that discuss this

[the only other option I can see would me to have a secret look-aside file
that stored these setting out-of-band]

Would someone(s) please comment on this issue?  Has it been addressed
previously?  Am I just missing something obvious?


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