In a MS-Windows environment I know how to recurse all the folders using a Dir.glob statement that starts a certain level of the directory tree. I am struggling with a way in Ruby to set the advanced permissions for certain folders: Properties ..Security ....Advanced ......View Edit ........Permissions ..........13 Detailed kinds of specific permissions for the folder There must some kind of command to set these: Is it something with Win32API? I have searched hi and lo in Google with little luck? TIA...Arch
on 2006-03-22 02:35
on 2006-03-22 03:06
On 3/21/06, Archie C. <email@example.com> wrote: > ........Permissions > ..........13 Detailed kinds of specific permissions for the folder > > There must some kind of command to set these: Is it something with > Win32API? > > I have searched hi and lo in Google with little luck? > > TIA...Arch Presumably there's an API for setting the ACLs in NTFS, but I've never used it. Until you figure out how to invoke that, you could just do a system() call out to "cacls.exe", which will take care of it. Do "cacls.exe /?" to see the options. This Google hit seems to have some useful info that could be interpreted into Ruby: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/11/Acc...
on 2006-03-22 09:09
Archie C. wrote: > .......Permissions > .........13 Detailed kinds of specific permissions for the folder > > There must some kind of command to set these: Is it something with > Win32API? You can use Win32API to access Windows API calls directly. You probably don't want to. Try win32-utils' win32/file module. Its File.attributes(file_name) and File.set_attr(file_name, flags) support the following attributes: * archive * compressed * content_indexed * directory * encrypted * hidden * normal * offline * read_only * reparse_point * sparse_file * system * temporary* win32/file doco: http://rubyforge.org/docman/view.php/85/36/file.txt * Rubyforge project: http://rubyforge.org/projects/win32utils/ * download: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=85&release_id=1918 Cheers, Dave