[Samba] PDF * powerpoint files need the x bit set under linux

keith_allen at safeway.co.uk keith_allen at safeway.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 14:06:21 GMT 2004

Thanks for responding so fast Jim(I'm fairly new to linux/samba)
The file permission's on the windows servers do not have the execute
permission bit set.
I get the problem whether I double click the data file or open the
application first then try to open the data file.
Keith Allen
-----Jim McDonough <jmcd at us.ibm.com>@SMTP at HOST wrote: -----
To: Keith Allen/Safeway at Safeway
From: Jim McDonough <jmcd at us.ibm.com>@SMTP at HOST
Date: 02/03/2004 01:42PM
cc: samba at lists.samba.org@SMTP at HOST
Subject: Re: [Samba] PDF * powerpoint files need the x bit set under linux
> We are trying to migrate to samba from NT4 data servers, We don't
> allow users the execute permission on data drives, so I have setup data
> drives with a creat mask of 0660 which seems ok. The problem I'm having it
> that both powerpoint and PDF files seem to need the 'x' bit set before
> can edit or open the files. Has anybody else had this problem? and if so
> could you please tell me what you did to resolve it.
Keith, it needs to be pointed out that you're running a patch that makes
samba honor the 'x' bit in terms of being given permission to execute files,
as when ntcreatex opens a file for execute access. I've not been aware in
the past that these files are opened for execution by windows, but it's
possible. Do the permissions on the windows server you're migrating from
show that the user has permission to execute programs?
And I just want to make sure...are you double-clicking the documents, or
opening them from within the application?
Jim McDonough
IBM Linux Technology Center
Samba Team
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