inherit permissions + read-only

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Wed Oct 17 07:20:04 GMT 2001

On Wed, 17 Oct 2001 Joe_Pfaltzgraff at wrote:

> It appears that if a share has "inherit permissions = true" and the
> directory permissions are 0660, then the user cannot set any file in
> the directory read-only.  When the file is first created its
> permissions are 0660.  If the user then goes into the properties
> dialog box and checks read-only, the permissions do not change.  Is
> this a bug?  IMO the user should be able to set it to read-only, and
> the "inherit permissions" should only govern the creation of new
> files.  If it is not a bug, is there a way to get around this, without
> removing "inherit permissions" and without chmod at the shell?

Sounds like a bug to me.  What version are you running?

cheers, jerry

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