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JMD wrote:
> to change unix file attribute from  idl :
> spawn,'chmod 777 file'

This will only work if you're the owner of the file in question.

Is it the system defaulting to read-only output, or are the users themselves setting the files as
read only?

If it's the former, then change the system default, or get people to stick a "umask" command in
their login script (sorta like a chmod but opposite). 

If it's the latter, ask them not to do it. :o)


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