[Samba] Fw: share a folder rw, but not deletable?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Mar 26 09:13:26 GMT 2003

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Brian Wiese wrote:

> Is there a way in UNIX to make a folder with read+write permissions for
> some group of users, but only allow them to read and write to the
> folder... not actually delete the folder itself?

In Unix/Linux if you can read and write in a directory then you can delete
it. Sorry - we did not invent the rules.

- John T.

> I have some samba shares, and directories inside them that I want to
> remain with their current structure and permission settings -- with many
> similiar group-specific files inside each folder, but I don't want the
> users to be able to delete the folders themselves! =)
> I've tried setting the directories with the sticky bit (i) with "chattr +i
> dir/" and that didn't work... as now the users could not r/w data within
> the directory.  I don't want the directories to be renamed or deleted.
> Windows has the "delete" permissions available -- but not samba?
> Any UNIX/Samba suggestions?
> thanks, peace
>   Brian Wiese | bwiese at cotse.com | aim: unolinuxguru
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John H Terpstra
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