SOLVED! Re: [Samba] Files are being saved as read-only

Rob Tanner rtanner at
Tue Jun 27 17:14:46 GMT 2006


That is exactly the case.  In fact, sometimes you can even see the 
original (now renamed) file for a second or so before it disappears. 

-- Rob

Logan Shaw said the following on 06/26/2006 04:10 PM:

> On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, Rob Tanner wrote:
>> It turns out that the problem is a Microsoftism since it only happens 
>> with Office documents.  It also tiurns out that only if  profile acls 
>> is set to 'yes' in smb.conf do you see the problem.  Set it to 'no' 
>> and no problem. Wierd eh??
> I believe I remember hearing somewhere that, instead of (the Win32
> equivalent of) "open(); write(); write(); write(); close();", lots
> of MS products first create a new file, then write the save data
> to the new file, then remove the old file, then rename the new to
> have the same name as the old[1].
> The point being, when these apps are saving a file, they're not
> updating an existing file; instead, they're CREATING a new file.
> So, I would check if new files are created read-only by default;
> maybe that is the real problem.
>   - Logan
> [1] There is some benefit to this approach: you've always
>     got a complete copy of the file on disk at any given time,
>     for one thing.

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