readonly, NTFS, and file metadata

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Aug 14 11:36:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 12:42:31PM -0400, 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:
> cp -p foo bar
> bar is now owned by me and my group, but has the same timestamp as foo.

Since `bar' is the concerned file it's a file which is owned
by the current user...

> mv foo baz
> baz is still owned by the other user, other group.  (I have write 
> permissions on & ownership of the enclosing directory)

That's unrelated since for some reason the name of the file
is _real_ metadata while the timestamps... you know...


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