chmod suddenly ceased to work on old files - NEW FINDINGS

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Tue Jun 28 13:09:00 GMT 2005


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According to FischRon.external@infineon.com on 6/28/2005 2:51 AM:
> When I create a new file, behaviour depends on how I create it:
> 
>    touch new_file1
>    chmod 0777 new_file1
> 
> => works fine.
> But when I open a text editor, from within the editor create the new
> file,
> exit the editor, and then do a chmod on the file, I get "Permission
> denied"
> again.

My quick guess is that ACLs are at work.  Compare the output of "getfacl
old new".  Actually posting the output of "ls -l", "stat", or "getfacl"
might be helpful here, so that others can look at the permissions as well.

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Eric Blake             ebb9@byu.net
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