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Old 07-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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files with permission problems

I see two sets of file permissions on a dir of files depending on user and file system.

1- seems normal.
2- has all question marks

if I am root or user on a non-server machine, or user on the server, I see this:
????????? ? ? ? ? ?
?????????? ? ? ? ? ?

but if I am root on the server I see:
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 john biggroup 3405783 Dec 5 2012
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 john biggroup 3517302 Apr 9 07:02

any suggestions?
Old 07-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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not installed properly?

Old 07-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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you system dist and version? i think this is not about properly.
Old 07-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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The distro and release: Fedora release 14 (Laughlin)
That is the server.

One clarification:

All on the server:
as root the files are shown with permissions and owner info.
as user the files are shown with all question marks.

Old 07-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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I fixed the issue. What I found when comparing the directory where these files resided was a difference with other directories that have no problem. The difference was that the execute permission was absent for all (user, group, other).
I gave the directory x permission for all and now the files can be see with all permissions by others.

Thanks for your replies.


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