[Samba] More on the archive bit saga

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 21:07:18 GMT 2006

Duh, DOS thinks the file with the ACL set is a system file. I don't see 
the part in getfacl that says anything about that and I specifically 
gave it 660 using chmod. It is NOT a system file, but Samba is telling 
DOS it is.

MS Word still isn't setting the archive bit on a file (no ACL) that has 
a 660 setting. I just tested MS Word on a .doc file just in case there 
was something squirrelly going on there. It didn't set the archive bit. 
MS Excel doesn't have a problem properly setting the archive bit. That 
seems a bit . . . odd to me. What now?

Thank you for your help.

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 03:54:28PM -0400, Aaron Kincer wrote:
>> I thought so. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, I just don't know 
>> what. I've read over every option for smb.conf, Googled until my eyes 
>> hurt and toggled setting all over the place. I've also read the logs as 
>> best I can and I don't seem to see much there that helps, but since 
>> there's quite a bit in there that might as well be written in Swahili 
>> since I have no idea what it means, that doesn't mean much.
>> Is there some super-secret setting I'm missing?
> No, the settings I described should work correctly for
> setting/resetting the archive bit. Test with the "attrib"
> command in cmd.exe.
> Jeremy.

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