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

Jerry Westrick jerry at westrick.com
Mon May 8 06:19:14 GMT 2006

On Sunday 07 May 2006 23:24, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.
> > > I didn't realise that Samba treated Delete access separately to
> > > Write access - how do I grant Delete access on a folder?
> >
> > It doesn't. Can you post a debug level 10 log of a delete request
> > please?
> I'll send you the debug log off-list, but from the looks of it there's
> an issue with the ACLs.  Samba says I don't have enough access to
> delete files, which I could understand, except for the fact that I can
> *modify* the file I'm trying to delete.  I would've assumed in this
> case that I didn't have write or execute access to the directory,
> but as far as I can tell, I do.
> Thanks,
> Adam.

Yo, Adam...

There is a special Linux security attribute which in effect says only
owner can delete...  I forget the exact value,  but got bitten by it once.

Check to see if that's your problem...


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