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Re: Unix file permissions

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-01 15:12:05 CET

On 12/1/05, Paul Koning <pkoning@equallogic.com> wrote:
> >>>>> "Shawn" == Shawn Matlock <matlocs@odscompanies.com> writes:
>
> Shawn> Can Subversion keep the assigned permissions on a file? User1
> Shawn> creates restricted(mode 600) file and submits it to source
> Shawn> control in side of an otherwise open directory.
>
> Shawn> User2 checks out this file in another environment. The checked
> Shawn> out file is created with permissions whatever User2's umask is
> Shawn> set to.
>
> Shawn> I'm hoping there's a way for the file perms to be transferred,
> Shawn> but it seems unlikely.
>
> For that to make sense, the owner/group attributes would have to be
> carried over as well. But those can't be set to arbitrary values by
> ordinary users. So they couldn't be restored on checkout.

All client systems (and filesystems) would need to have compatible
permissions functionality as well. If, for some weird reason, my
working copy is on a FAT32 partition on an XP box, what would happen?

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