readonly, NTFS, and file metadata

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Tue Aug 14 09:54:00 GMT 2001


Charles Wilson wrote:

> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 
>  > Is it true that the problem can be restricted to files
>  > which are actually owned by the current user???
> 
> Not entirely.  I've done some checking on SolarisX86, and given a file 
> 'foo' owned by someone else and a group I do not belong to:


I forgot to say, foo is -r--r--r--.

> 
> cp -p foo bar
> 
> bar is now owned by me and my group, but has the same timestamp as foo.
> 
> mv foo baz
> 
> baz is still owned by the other user, other group.  (I have write 
> permissions on & ownership of the enclosing directory)


--Chuck





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