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Re: [opensuse-factory] that RWX. problem
  • From: Donn Washburn <n5xwb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 08:26:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <4BE171F7.10001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks for an explanation. This problem showed up after a recent zypper up or dup. As a non root user (in this case) it caused OpenOffice to not be allowed to write to my Document/donn/file. Which has always worked up to M6. If it is ACL - As I remember during partition defining there was a check box to turn off ACL. Should that be done to prevent this from happening again? Besides I don't need it at all

On 05/05/2010 02:10 AM, Thomas Biege wrote:


the dot is not a problem or failure. states:

"Following the file mode bits is a single character that specifies whether an alternate access method such as an access control list applies to the file. When the character following the file mode bits is a space, there is no alternate access method. When it is a printing character, then there is such a method.

GNU ls uses a ‘.’ character to indicate a file with an SELinux security context, but no other alternate access method"

This happens on Fedora and openSUSE and every other distribution

that has SELinux (no matter if enabled or disabled).



Am Mittwoch 05 Mai 2010 00:59:56 schrieb Donn Washburn:

> Thanks to all that suggested a way to fix every directory and file

> RWXRWXRWX"." dot ( this whole openSuSE 11.3 M6 system ).


> I saw no suggests! So I beat it. It took some of my 15+ years playing

> with UNIX and beat problems. But now, /home/donn/file or directory is

> clear of the "." dot.


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