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In unix you can delete or overwrite a file that has read only permissions set as long as the the directory grants you permission.  How can I do this through Samba?  I have WRITE = YES, but this is not working.
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assuming this problem occours on the client side, this is not a samba problem but one of the clients delete program (like DOS's del). These programs require that the file attributes SHR are not set.
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Use :
writable = true (or Yes)

You can set the mask of new files using:
create mask = xxxx

You can set the mask of new directories using:
directory mask = xxxx
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I have writeable = yes already set.  I do not have a problem in creating files or directories but in removing them and overwriting them.  I need to be able to overwrite a file with permissions 444 on an NT client through samba.  This is definately possible in UNIX if you have the directory permissions set wide open.
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ahoffmann, the file attribute R will neccessarily be set because I'm trying to modify read only files.  I have a code repository on UNIX that stores it's files as 444 but I need to be able to update these files even if I do not own them.  This may seem like a rather ludicrous thing to do but I wouldn't be asking if it weren't necessary and possible in UNIX.
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As I said, M$'s del does not allow to delete read-only files.
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try deltree, it ignores read-only, sometimes ...
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