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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: [showstopper!] broken URL contract!
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2001 18:08:03 GMT
Davanum Srinivas wrote:

> Giacomo,
> "chmod g+w cocoon2" doesn't work. Is it because it is a link? (I tried chmod 777 cocoon2

If it is a symbolic link, chmod does not touch it's permissions.  Also, in recursive mode,
does not follow symbolic links.

The permissions of symbolic links are basically ignored, and the permissions of the target
enforced. (I just had a run-in with file permissions set while moving a massive perl site
to a new


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