WindowsNT Explorer Copy Removes x Attribute from Unix Source File s

Craig Anderson canderson at
Tue Mar 14 14:57:41 GMT 2000

We ran across a strange problem that I'm hoping someone may have already
solved.  When we use Windows Explorer to copy a file from a Unix directory
to a Windows directory or another Unix directory, some of the source files
have their user execute bits removed.  I haven't been able to see a pattern
as to which source files are changed, and it doesn't always seem to be
consistent.  It also seems to sometimes vary according to how many files are
selected and copied at once or even in what order.  Whatever the reason,
source files should never be modified when doing a copy.  Any help would be
greatly appreciated.  We are running WindowsNT 4.0 (Build 1381, Service Pack
6A) on Compaq Intel 550MHz PCs and Sun Solaris 2.6 on a Sun Enterprise 450
server with 4GB RAM and quad CPUs running Samba 2.0.3.


Craig Anderson

        Craig Anderson
        High Speed Solutions Corporation
        7 Kane Industrial Drive
        Hudson, MA 01749 USA

        Phone:	978.562.6600 x207
        FAX:	978.562.6616
        E-Mail:	canderson at
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