[Samba] copying a folder removes the 'hidden' attribute

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Fri Feb 9 15:20:02 GMT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Allison
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 4:29 PM
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 04:24:48PM -0600, James A. Dinkel wrote:
> > I have extended attributes enable in the file system so the 'hidden'
> > other attributes should be saved as an extended attribute.
> >
> > When connecting to the share from a Windows computer, if I copy a
> > then the new file stays hidden, but if I copy a FOLDER then the new
> > folder is NOT hidden.
> >
> > I tried this on a Windows file server and it does preserve the
> > attribute, which is what I want.  I know this isn't really critical,
> > it's annoying when copying a folder with hidden subfolders.  All the
> > hidden subfolders are now un-hidden and I have to go through and
> > them.
> >
> > Is this a bug, or maybe there is something I can do about it?  I'm
> > Samba 3.0.23d from the Debian Etch repository.
> Sounds like a bug. Can you log it at bugzilla, but I need the *exact*
> steps to reproduce it (including client version etc. etc.).
> Jeremy.

Ok, I finally got an account set up and filed the bug here:

I hope the bug report is satisfactory :)


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