[Samba] default for 'writeable ='

Herb Lewis herb at sgi.com
Tue Oct 1 17:59:01 GMT 2002

Mac wrote:
> Hi all,
>         'Using Samba' (and it's companion 'Pocket Reference') both say
> that the default for the 'writable' option in smb.conf is 'YES'.
> But, http://ie.samba.org/samba/docs/man/smb.conf.5.html says the default
> is 'no'.  Which is right?

You can run the following command to find the defaults.

testparm -s /dev/null 

writable is actually a misspelled synonym for writeable which in turn
is an inverted synonym for read only (the man page says that "read only"
is the synonym and writeable is the actual parameter but this is wrong).
The default for "read only" is yes which makes the default for 
writable no.

> testparm -s /dev/null | grep "read only"
        read only = Yes

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