Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] Permission denied

On April 21, 2016, Rich Pieri wrote:
>You're just looking in the wrong place for the answer. The lock
>isn't on bar and bar2. It's on foo. bar and bar2 inherit from parent foo
>and it sounds like someone removed the Administrators group ACL from it
>(or perhaps it was never there). You could use icacls to break bar's and
>bar2's inheritance from foo or you could use icacls to restore full
>access to the Administrators group to foo.

If only it were that simple. The Administrators ACL already has Full
Control of parent "foo" and all its contents, recursively. We have
also run a recursive "Change Permissions" operation several times for
"foo", just to be sure, without fixing the problem.

Actually it's even worse. The first recursive "Change Permissions"
operation failed repeatedly with "Permission Denied." (Woo-hoo.) So I
had to forcibly take ownership of the "foo" tree (recursively setting
Owner = me personally), then run the Change Permissions operation on
the tree (successfully), and then set the owner back to the original
value. And it still didn't fix the problem with folder "bar" being

Dan Barrett
dbarrett at

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /