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Old 02-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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File Permission

I have just installed Mandriva 2009 and have a question of file
I work on web pages and have to over write files from a memory stick to Mandriva.
These files could have originated on a Windows XP or a Linux machine.
When I do this now I have to set the file permission for each file that is going to be over written and sometimes this takes several tries or just does not work.
Is there any setting that I can make that would do away with this file permission or is there a simple way to do it.

Old 02-01-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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Why do you need to change the file permissions? I regularly edit files between winblows & GNU/Linux and permissions have never been an issue. Does your system(s) refuse to edit (or throws up access errors) until you change the permissions? I could understand this possibly happening if you are working as administrator or root (which is not advisable). Can you provide an example or more info.
Old 02-02-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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Memory sticks are commonly formatted as FAT which does not support permissions AFAIK. Maybe that is the reason for your problems.
Old 02-02-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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In reply to both responses. I am logged in as admin. and will change that.
Yes the memory stick I have been using is formatted in fat32
but to try to get around this I copied the files to my hard drive and then to the proper directory.
This worked much better.



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