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Re: Question about default permissions for copy


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Question about default permissions for copy
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 07:53:53 +0200 (MET DST)

On  5 Jun, Jorge Garcia wrote:
> I'm a recent cfengine convert. But I have been looking for the answer to
> this question in all the docs, and can't find it. The question is:
> 
> When you do a copy command, what does cfengine use to set the permissions
> if they are not specified?
> 
> This seems to be very strange. As a test, I created a directory with
> sample files of all semi-normal permissions. Then I did a copy of the
> directory to a different directory.  What I would expect is that, if
> permissions are not specified, it assigns the same permissions as the
> source files. But it seemed to assign all files to the same strange
> permission.
> 
> Here is the source directory:
> 
> drwxr-xr-x    ./
> drwxrwxr-x    ../
> -r--r--r--    f444
> -r-xr-xr-x    f555*
> -rw-r--r--    f644
> -rw-rw-r--    f664
> -rwxr-xr-x    f755*
> -rwxrwxr-x    f775*
> -rwxrwxrwx    f777*
> 
> And here is the resulting "copy":
> 
> d----w----    .
> drwxrwxr-x    ..
> -rw--w----    f444
> -rw--w----    f555
> -rw--w----    f644
> -rw--w----    f664
> -rw--w----    f755
> -rw--w----    f775
> -rw--w----    f777
> 
> Any suggestions? Please e-mail directly.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jorge
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 


PLease say what version, what OS.

M


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