[CS-FSLUG] Copying files and permissions

Ed Hurst ehurst at soulkiln.org
Mon Apr 12 19:57:22 CDT 2010

Thank you all. Let me refine by restating, there are three steps.

1. copy files from Windows NTFS to external drive NTFS
2. wipe Windows and install Ubuntu
3. copy files from external drive NTFS to ext3

Obviously the issue comes at #3. If I copy them from a VFAT jump drive,  
it's about the same thing. I get the triple 'x' on every file and folder,  
or I get 'drwx------' and '-rw-------'

Further note: In times past, specifically with Ubuntu and other Debian  
friends, when I use 'chmod -R 644', it manages to clobber access to the  
folders. Instead of 'drwxr-xr-x' I get 'drw-r--r--'. I have no idea why.

Ed Hurst
Associate Editor, Open for Business: http://ofb.biz/
Applied Bible - http://soulkiln.org/
Kiln of the Soul - http://soulkiln.blogspot.com/

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