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Re: [DESIGN] File Permissions Preservation

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2005-11-28 20:38:51 CET

On 11/28/05, Gale, David <David.Gale@hypertherm.com> wrote:

> - NOTE: UNIX and Linux files have a fairly wide range of permissions
> possibilities. Windows is more limited (something is read-only or it
> isn't; there is no executable flag that I'm aware of). I don't know
> about Macintosh permissions; perhaps someone else can speak to this.

Actually, you're wrong, Windows has a much finer grained permissioning
system than Unix, and many things it can express simply cannot be done
with simple unix users and groups. Similarly, many unix systems have
more fine grained permissioning available than the traditional
users/groups thing, but there's no real standard for it that is
generally available.

The main problem we've always run into when trying to do this is
simply that permissioning is not a cross platform concept, and we
generally try to avoid features that will only work on a certain


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