How do I allow writing to a single file in readonly directory

Mike Brodbelt m.brodbelt at
Thu May 4 15:22:25 GMT 2000

Jeff Ballin wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> Well, I am stumped.  I have read the documentation, perused the lists,
> so if the answer is out there, please point me the way.  I am running
> Samba 2.0.7 on an Alpha RedHat 6.0 system.  Everything seems to work
> great in general.  However, we recently installed SigmaPlot 6.0, and
> it insists on writing to a file (lockfile.sys) in the root directory
> of the program (\\server\winnt\Program Files\SigmaPlot6), which is
> located in a read only directory.  I would like to allow only this
> one file to be overwritten, but nothing else. 

This is just guesswork, but you could try making the lockfile a
symobolic link to a lockfile elsewhere, which is user writeable.



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