[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #9657: Permissions > Apply Changes Recursively not working

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Mon Aug 22 12:11:25 UTC 2016

#9657: Permissions > Apply Changes Recursively not working
 Reporter:  charlesrich     |         Owner:  dkocher
     Type:  defect          |        Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |     Milestone:  5.1
Component:  core            |       Version:  5.0.11
 Severity:  normal          |    Resolution:
 Keywords:  Permissions     |  Architecture:  Intel
 Platform:  Mac OS X 10.10  |

Old description:

> Permissions on files in folder are not changed.

New description:

 Execute permissions are not set on non-folders.


Comment (by charlesrich):

 I see.   This is an undocumented and unfortunate behavior.  For example
 (and there may be others), the x-bit is used by web servers, such as
 Apache, to control the parsing of Server Side Includes (see XBitHack at
 https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/howto/ssi.html).   So I needed to
 use "Apply changes recursively" to the x-bit at the root folder of a large
 web site to make sure all of the includes everywhere in the site were

 At MINIMUM, the current behavior should be changed to give a pop-up
 warning message saying that Apply changes recursively was ignored for the
 x-bit on a particular invocation.   Currently, there is no hint that the
 changes were not applied everywhere and I wasted a lot of time trying to
 figure out why SSI wasn't working, until I sample-checked a few

 Personally, I think that Cyberduck simply ought to do what the user asks
 and apply the changes recursively, regardless of whether it involves
 setting x-bits on non-folders.

 But if there is strong feeling that this is not the right behavior, then a
 good compromise would be a pop-up window that asks (when appropriate) "Do
 you want to set execute permission on non-folders?"

 Tx, -CR

Ticket URL: <https://trac.cyberduck.io/ticket/9657#comment:6>
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