Samba problem, does not show files

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Mar 5 14:23:08 UTC 2009

Norberto Bensa wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Lorenzo Luengo <lluengo at>
> wrote:
>> Norberto Bensa escribió:

> This is not a samba problem. You need chmod go+x in Andres and
> Biblioteca if you want users in fileshare and everyone else to access
> that directory.
Or of course just "g+x" if you just want everybody in "fileshare" group to
be able to list the directory contents.
>> I still keep thinking it's a bug.
> It's a feature.

It's a kludge :-)  That is, the "x" attribute is overloaded and only
means "eXecute" when the object is a file; it means "allow reading of the
directory contents - "aXxess" :-) - on directories.

But it's a kludge that dates back to the very earliest days of Unix, and it
can hardly be changed at this point.  In any case, it beats some of the
really odd things Windows does with permission attributes...

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