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#4838 Error message on a Samba shared file save is confusing

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2014-05-23
2014-05-23
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Hello,
I just wanted to suggest a bugfix with your current release, not a big deal, but it took me a while to understand.

The fact is that I was trying to edit a file located in a remote Debian directory shared with samba, but I couldn't save my work and went on getting the error "Check wether the file is open in another process".

Now that is a bit confusing.

The problem was that the file was created by user "root" and thus the user "samba" could read it, but he couln't save his modifications.

A shot of chmod solved the thing, but the error message is very confusing for someone not quite familiar with Linux.

I am pretty sure that changing the error text to the simpler "You don't have the permissions to save this file" will save an hour or so to someone.

Greetings,
Riccardo Guerriero

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