[Samba] Write access doesn't grant delete access?!

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Wed May 3 05:35:11 GMT 2006

Hi all,

I've got these permissions set on a folder:

$ getfacl htdocs

# file: htdocs
# owner: root
# group: users

The idea being that any users in the "htdocs_access" group in Active
Directory will have full access to this "htdocs" folder, without
interfering with the real owner/group of the folder (which the web
server uses.)

This seems to work fine, except that any files I create through Windows
Explorer I can't delete again (I can edit them and create more files,
but I can't delete anything.)  Viewing properties on the file indicates
that the DOMAIN\htdocs_access group doesn't have Delete permission (the
Delete checkbox is unticked) but the other permissions seem fine.

I didn't realise that Samba treated Delete access separately to Write
access - how do I grant Delete access on a folder?


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