Problem: permissions for removing a file in a file system mounted by smbmount

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Fri May 12 14:19:40 GMT 2000

[Heribert Schütz <Heribert.Schuetz at>]
> Consider the following case: I mount a share from an NT server on a
> Linux box, which I then use at the Linux box. I create a file on that
> partition and remove its write permissions. This happens whithin a
> directory which does have write permission. When I now want to remove
> the file, it does not work, but I rather get an error message that I
> don't have the permission for that.

	You need to set "delete readonly = yes" for
	the share or shares where you want this behavior.
	It's a filesystem semantics mapping problem,
	that Samba can work around when necessary...

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