[Samba] More on the archive bit saga

Guenter Kukkukk lists at kukkukk.com
Tue Sep 12 18:00:04 GMT 2006

> Using attrib -s on the file removed the "access denied" part. Strange
> that some files mysteriously got ACLs when others did not.
> Yes, map system = no is set.
> server:/share/personal/smith# getfattr -d foo.txt
> # file: foo.txt
> user.DOSATTRIB="0x0"
> Is that good or bad?

Hi Aaron,

assuming the following conditions are met:
- the samba share is located on a file system
  which supports xattr
- smb.conf has the following entries
 ea support = yes
 store dos attributes = yes
 map archive = no
 map hidden = no
 map system = no

Expressing the DOS attribute bits in hexadecimal notation, you get
the following - the user.DOSATTRIB like display is shown in braces:
readonly  0x01  (0x1)
hidden    0x02  (0x2)
system    0x04  (0x4)
archive   0x20  (0x20)

Any mixture of no attribute to all attributes set is possible.
The bits are ORed together.
So, when all attributes are set: | is the OR operator
0x01 | 0x02 | 0x04 | 0x20 results to 0x27

getfattr -d foo.txt
# file: foo.txt

matches the win console output:
attrib foo.txt
A  SHR     Z:\foo.txt

When removing all attributes with
attrib -r -h -s -a foo.txt

windows shows:
attrib foo.txt

and linux:
getfattr -d foo.txt
# file: foo.txt

As already noted, any mixture of bits is possible.
Hope this helps.

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