Unknown owner,group,permissions,etc.

Matthew Kuiken matt.kuiken at verizon.net
Mon Jun 12 02:18:11 UTC 2006

Albert Wagner wrote:
> I have a partition of common data, meant to be shared by multiple 
> Linux installations.  The directories and files in that hierarchy have 
> root specified as owner/group, but read permission is granted to 
> all.   I set up in my Ubuntu 6.06 user directory a link pointing to 
> that common partition.  However, Ubuntu 6.06, while logged in as user 
> shows the subdirectories of that link as unknown documents with 
> owner,group,permissions, etc. all labeled as "Unknown".  Those same 
> dirs and files display properly when logged in as root.
> Why does the Ubuntu 6.06 file manager obfuscate those file attributes, 
> blocking access to subdirectories and files for everyone but root?
I believe that directories need to be executable in order to be 
read/traversed.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.


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