Setting file permissions returns FALSE always

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The code:

File dir = new File(path);
boolean rc1 = dir.setExecutable(true, false);
boolean rc2 = dir.setReadable(true, false);
boolean rc3 = dir.setWritable(true, false);
if (!rc1 || !rc2 || !rc3){
    logger.warn("One of the permissions set returned false: rc1="+rc1+" rc2="+rc2+" rc3="+rc3 + " [for dir '"+dir+"']");
}

On Ubuntu all 3 calls return false. On my Windows only the 3rd call to setWritable returns false.

The target is to create the file/dir so the user (tomcat) and the group will be able to read/write.
BUT the file created on Ubuntu without permissions for the group to write.

Answer

I found the solution and will answer my own question:
When setting permissions on file or directory, you first MUST actually create the directory or write the file and only then set the permissions.
So, what I was doing at start was wrong:

File dir = new File(path);
boolean rc1 = dir.setExecutable(true, false);

While actually need to:

File dir = new File(path);
dir.mkdirs();
boolean rc1 = dir.setExecutable(true, false);
boolean rc2 = dir.setReadable(true, false);
boolean rc3 = dir.setWritable(true, false);

or

    File f = new File(uploadedFileLocation);
    ImageIO.write(image, "jpg", f);
    boolean rc1 = f.setExecutable(true, false);
    boolean rc2 = f.setReadable(true, false);
    boolean rc3 = f.setWritable(true, false);

Then it will work 🙂



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