Meaning of "This file uses advanced permissions"?

D. R. Evans doc.evans at
Thu Dec 30 00:56:42 UTC 2010

Alan Dacey Sr. said the following at 12/29/2010 11:36 AM :

> In Dolphin, right-click the file, pick Properties.  Under the Permissions tab there 
> is an 'Advanced Permissions' button.
> Is there anything different about the problem files than a good file?  The advanced 
> permissions have to do with uder and group IDs, not sure how they really work, I never 
> needed them.

Well yes... the ordinary files don't say that they use "Advanced
Permissions". The others do.

I've never needed them either :-) Goodness knows why they're suddenly being
used and seem to be important for these few files.

Being a mostly-command-line guy I expected to see obvious differences in
the output from "ls -al" and "lsattr" (I expect that all the GUI stuff is
just essentially some kind of wrapper for these commands; that's often the
case). But there's no obvious difference at all.



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