Forum: Ruby Re: How to check NTFS file permissions?

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Berger, Daniel (Guest)
on 2006-02-07 22:13
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> incarnation of the machine I'm on.
>
> However it is marked Read Only, and there doesn't seem to be
> any way to change it.  Properties window says it is Read only
> (with a square, not a
> checkmark) and Hidden, and it lets me think I'm changing it,
> even asks if I want to change all subordinates, but never
> changes it.  That's an OT, but I'd be happy to hear a solution to it.

I'm not sure what you mean by "with a square, not a checkmark".  It's
either read only or it's not.

> The problem I'm having is that File.readable? and
> File.executable? both give me true for that directory, but if
> I try Dir.chdir into it, it throws an exception.
>
> Is there a check I can do, or is my only option: rescue
> Errno::EACCES?

Perhaps win32-file could help you.

Regards,

Dan
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