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SubjectRe: wierd file perms
ls --version
ls (GNU coreutils) 5.97

An fsck did it :) and had the source restored by checkout -f

Think Jan is right, there is a diff between the two...

On 10/15/07, Mark Lord <lkml@rtr.ca> wrote:
> Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> > On Oct 14 2007 09:27, Mark Lord wrote:
> >> Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> >>> On Sat, 2007-10-13 22:40:23 +0530, vignesh babu <vigneshbabu@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> I was surprised and did an ls -l on the files and guess what I found:
> >>>>
> >>>> total 0
> >>>> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? fcntl.c
> >>>> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? fifo.c
> >>>> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? filesystems.c
> >>>> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? file_table.c
> >>>> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? freevxfs
> >>>>
> >>>> So end result is that, Im not able to delete the files or change perms
> >>>> or ownership even as root.
> >>> Most probably, your filesystem is broken and needs a fsck.
> >> No, this is perfectly normal behaviour, for when a directory
> >> has READ permissions but not EXECUTE permissions.
> >
> > Er, close.
> >
> > 16:02 ichi:/dev/shm > md a
> > 16:02 ichi:/dev/shm > touch a/b
> > 16:02 ichi:/dev/shm > chmod 644 a
> > 16:02 ichi:/dev/shm > ls -l a
> > /bin/ls: cannot access a/b: Permission denied
> > total 0
> > -????????? ? ? ? ? ? b
> > 16:02 ichi:/dev/shm > ls --version
> > ls (GNU coreutils) 6.9
> >
> >
> > There is a difference .. "-?????????" vs "?---------".
>
> That's just a version difference for GNU ls.
> Here, with ls (GNU coreutils) 5.97 it gives this:
>
> ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? a/b
>
>
>


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