Bug 5731 - veto files documentation discusses paths but does not accept them
veto files documentation discusses paths but does not accept them
Status: NEW
Product: Samba 3.2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Docs
3.2.2
All Linux
: P3 minor
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Assigned To: John H Terpstra
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Reported: 2008-08-31 23:22 UTC by Ted Percival
Modified: 2009-05-11 04:10 UTC (History)
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Description Ted Percival 2008-08-31 23:22:51 UTC
The manpage for smb.conf has this in the `veto files` description:
> Each entry must be a unix path, not a DOS path and must *not* include the
> unix directory separator '/'.

This doesn't make a lot of sense to me (so maybe this is a PEBKAC bug). The option accepts an array of '/'-separated strings to match against *files*, not full paths.

I tried to write a better paragraph explaining what the string is:

> Only individual files can be matched, not whole paths. A '/'
> separates match conditions and does not indicate a Unix file path.

At least that's my understanding of the option.