Coda File System

Re: chown and symlinks

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 13:49:55 -0400
On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 12:13:25PM -0400, Stephan Koledin wrote:
> While doing some coda testing, I noticed the following coda behavior. 
> I'm wondering if this is the intended operation, or something that needs
> some work. 
> Basically, I am unable to change ownership of symlinks that reside on a coda
> filesystem. For example:
> [skoledin_at_susie chowntest]$ chown codatest test.lnk
> chown: test.lnk: Invalid argument

Ownership is a relative term. Permissions in Coda are derived on the
directory ACL's.

Coda doesn't really use the traditional unix uid/gid/mode bits to
determine access permissions. We support functions such as chown/chmod
mostly to not to break too many existing applications.

Received on 2000-07-14 13:52:32