[Samba] Word and Excel files are read-only when opening

Frank Bonnet f.bonnet at esiee.fr
Fri Jul 3 13:01:37 GMT 2009

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John Drescher wrote:
>> Since we started our new Samba + LDAP backend server yesterday
>> some (not all) PC we have a problem with Word and Excel files
>> that are marked "read-only" when users are trying to open
>> them from their Samba network shares.
>> This happen ONLY for *.doc and *.xls files , if we open
>> and save a *.html file with Word it works ...
>> Any info/help greatly appreciated.
>> Thank you
> This probably is due to the fact that when Office saves a file it
> creates a new file it creates a temp file then deletes the old file
> then renames the temp file to the same name as the old file and in
> this case the os magically sets the permissions of the renamed temp
> file to what the old file had. The problem is that Linux does not have
> this weird filesystem behavior built in so you have to emulate this
> with samba. I believe some versons of samba required a create mask of
> 2777 to get this to work. BTW, this is discussed many times in the
> archives.
> John

Hello John

I've tried but it did not work for me .


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