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Clearcase Element Permissions on Unix

August 14, 2007 at 16:18 · Filed under clearcase, unix

I was wondering how to set permissions on an element in clearcase under unix. You can’t just use your normal chmod. After reading “Phil for Humanity” I had the answer:
cleartool protect -chmod 550
Quite simple after all. Your file, in this case, will now have the permissions you want.
Remember however, if you try to set write permissions on a file element, it wont set. The clearcase man page for protect advises that write perms are ignored – instead to obtain write permission to a file element, it must be checked out.
In the case of a directory element the write permission allows you to create view-private files.
Don’t forget the umask should be set correctly before you start creating files!

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