[ubuntu-uk] Strange file properties change

bodsda at googlemail.com bodsda at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 11 12:12:46 UTC 2011

Hi Gordon,

The only thing that springs to mind is that flash drives are usually formatted with some version of FAT file system, which doesn't support permissions. But apart from that, I can't think of anything

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From: Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com>
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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:34:48 
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Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Strange file properties change

10.04 LTS
I have just copied 3GB of folders, sub-folders and files to a flash drive.
The files in ONE sub-folder seem to have had the permissions changed 
from Read/write to Read only during this copy process. NO OTHER file or 
folder has been affected. The source folder and files are Read/write.
Can anyone explain why this might have happened?

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