[Samba] Editing Word documents in a share from windows and Linux

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Tue Nov 17 09:29:01 MST 2009

Eduardo Sotomayor wrote:
> I have a problem editing files in a samba share, this share is accessed from a Windows xp and a Linux client, when I open a Word Document from windows there is no problem, but when I try to edit the same file from the linux pc with writer, it opens a new file, not the file I want to edit, I have checked the file permissions from the linux client and all the fields are blank, but if I copy the file to the local drive I can edit it, this is a openSUSE 11.2 box.
> This is how I created the folder containing the files in the Linux server (openSUSE 11.2), this server is setup as a PDC using LDAP as backend

Are you using samba files via cifs mount ? It requires some parameters 
to map rights correctly.


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