Are file permissions in files on external devices silly?

Sam Tygier samtygier at
Fri Nov 21 21:43:16 UTC 2008

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> This should not be done unconditionally.

The mac os solution is to have a 'enforce permissions on this device' option (in the info/properties of the device). maybe this could be implemented in a similar way to the .is_audio_player file [0].

A safer way to backup to potentially old filesystems is to make a tar achieve. this protects ownership and permissions, and also prevents filename truncation, and case sensitivity problems.



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