newbie permission problem

Ann Anna at nospam.invalid
Sun Oct 3 09:30:55 CEST 2004

"Sol Mumey" <smumeyyahoocom at add.dots> wrote in message
news:7sN7d.593248$gE.589623 at pd7tw3no...
> Ann wrote:
> > I am new to python. I have a small program that
> > deletes small jpeg files, but I am getting a
> > permission error, even though I am the owner of the
> > file and the directory has 777 permission. I have
> > WIN XP Pro. I have mks toolkit "ls" command.
> > Login name is "Philip"
> >
> > -------------
> >
> > 36      45      border_l_r2_c3.gif is tiny      <- printed by program
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "C:\", line 28, in ?
> >     os.remove(d) # delete the tiny files
> > OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'border_l_r2_c3.gif'
> >
> > C:\>ls -ld . border_l_r2_c3.gif
> > drwxrwsrwx   1 Philip   None     0 Oct  2 23:40 .
> > -rwxrwxrwa   1 Philip   None   398 Oct  2 22:42 border_l_r2_c3.gif
> >
> >
> Are you sure that the unix-style permission reported by ls are
> reflecting the true permissions (and read only attribute) on the file.
> We use Cygwin at work, at the permissions reported by ls, etc. are
> meaningless with our installation (though that need not be the case with
> Cygwin). From the commandline I think you can check/set this with
> attrib.exe, if a bunch need to be checked/changed.

Yes, I'm not so sure about the output of "ls" myself. (note the 'a'
where I would expect an 'x' for the file) I did try the
attrib command, but it only showed that the directory is "system"
and the file is "archive". Also, I created the file via under my
account (ls shows owner = Philip) and I can delete it manually with
"rm" or "del" or with a perl script just fine. I also tried using
"os.unlink(d)" with the same results. I found another command
lsacl to list the access control list, it gives this: (YOGA is my
workstation name)

C:\>lsacl border-l-r2-c3.gif
 ACE: Allow YOGA\Philip            -
 ACE: Allow BUILTIN\Administrators -

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