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Posted on 2011-02-12
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I have this vlc video player app and I would like to prevent the videos from being deleted through it. I can not turn off the edit function on the vlc app so the only solution I see is to give the videos read only privileges
Unfortunately when I set permissions to 444 (read only) the application is still able to delete the file.  Any advice help
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Question by:Andreas-NYC
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by:robertcerny
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The documents (video in your case) are stored inside of application's sandbox and permissions are not preserved during copy. The only way would be to ask developers to implement such a feature because Parental Controls are not programmatically available.
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Thanks for your response
not sure if this applies... i copy the files there myself ... (Phoneview) and then i set the file permission from a terminal app  within the unit  chmod 444 or even an external terminal. ...  I see the file has afterwards 444 but can still be erased. MAybe the sandbox thing still appplies... no idea...  
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robertcerny earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
I rephrase myself  - permissions are preserved but ignored.
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by:Andreas-NYC
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I see.
 that's shocking What's the purpose of permissions when they can be ignored.   Thanks for your insight on this.
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