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Re: Parent directory's permissions in mini-status

Subject: Re: Parent directory's permissions in mini-status
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:27:56 +0200
Hello,

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Sergey Ilyevsky wrote:

> Hi,
>
> It seems that mc shows wrong permission for parent dir in mini-status,
> or in long-file (or user-defined) listing mode.
> E.g.:
>
> $ ls -ld A
> drwx------    3 sergey   sergey       4096 Mar 31 10:34 A/
> $ ls -ld A/B
> drwxr-xr-x    2 sergey   sergey       4096 Mar 31 10:34 A/B/
>
> Standing at A/B in MC on "..", I see the following in mini-status:
> /..         UP--DIR drwxr-xr-x
>                             ^^^ (highlited although I'm the owner)
> If I press Ctrl+x->c, I see the right permissions, if I change them,
> A's permissions are properly changed.
>
> It seems that it always show the same drwxr-xr-x permissions.

Yep - the '..' (parent dir) entry is bogus. If i remember right this was
made on purpose because if you are using remote vfs (ssh, ftp) it can take
a long time to stat the parent dir. You can check the mc-devel archives
for further info.

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