I want to copy the attributes (ownership, group, ACL, extended attributes, etc.) of one directory to another but not the directory contents itself. This does not work: cp -v --attributes-only A B ...
When copying with cp, the extended attributes are not preserved, even with explicit cp -a --preserve=all /source /dest or cp -a --preserve=xattr /source /dest The same is with rsync, i.e. ...
What is the relation and the difference between xattr and chattr? I want to know when I set a chattr attribute in Linux what is happening inside the Linux kernel and inode metadata.
Is there any chattr flag that would allow me to lock a file's unix permissons, and not change them without resetting the flag? The file itself should still be modifiable, I just want to prevent ... ...
I have a HostGator dedicated server running CentOS. I have a folder on one user's account where I want all users to be able to have read access, so we keep it chmod'd to 755. HG has a script that runs ...