Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462874
Automounted VFAT flash drive: executable permissions on, confuses file manager
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:57:07 EST
Description of problem:
I inserted a VFAT formatted flash drive and it got automounted. However, all the files inside had executable (+x) permissions on them, so when I double-clicked them in Nautilus, it complained while trying to "run" the file the way you run executables or scripts
IMHO this is not The Right Thing(tm), because on VFAT flash drives you expect docs and data (ordinary users' stuff), not Linux executables and scripts, so the permissions on the files should be only "r" and "w" - directories need to be "x" in order to access them. The appropriate fstab mount option is fmask:
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert VFAT flash disk with documents
2. double-click a document
3. watch a file manager complain
there is +x on the files
imho there should be -x
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