cant copy updates back to server!?

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cant copy updates back to server!?

i use winscp to let a remote user (win xp) download files from a server (redhat linux 7.2), update them, and put them back.

putting back/uploading the prob. it wont let a user overwrite an existing copy of that file unless the user is the owner already. and user cant change the owner of each file on server either (doesnt allow and too many files for that anyway).

all users are in one group on the linux box, all the files which are updated are permission 775, the dir is also, and the dir has had sgid done to the group all users belong to.

users can write new files to the dir fine, can edit files from the dir fine, etc.
but if a user does write a new file, its permission is 644 by default. is that the problem? the default causes the remote user to try and change the permission setting?

please help!

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Re: cant copy updates back to server!?

mowglie@netzero.net wrote:

users can write new files to the dir fine, can edit files from the dir fine, etc.
but if a user does write a new file, its permission is 644 by default. is that the problem? the default causes the remote user to try and change the permission setting?
Tell your users to uncheck "Set permissions" option on copy configuration dialog. First they must press "More" button to reveal additional options. See screenshot.
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Re: cant copy updates back to server!?

Because it seems as a problem to many users, since build 2.0 beta (#110), the "Set permissions" option is off by default. However it would not affect current installations, for them you must turn it off manually.
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