[Samba] Permission on sharing file/folder

Graeme Humphries graeme.humphries at vcom.com
Tue Jun 14 19:28:36 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 13:26 -0600, John H Terpstra wrote:
> I believe I understood the mechanics. My question remains: If I can delete the 
> contents of a file, but not delete name entry in the directory, what have I 
> gained? Please explain to me the net benefit of not being able to delete the 
> directory entry.

What I'm unsure of is how you think this is different than in Windows?
In Windows, if you have modify (but not delete) permissions, you can
still empty the file of data. You are correct in assuming that this
doesn't really buy you much over being able to totally delete a file
from a directory, but the functionality itself is the same in Windows or

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