[Geany-Users] geany changing permissions on files when it saves them.

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sun Aug 30 06:17:26 UTC 2015

On 15-08-29 10:41 PM, David Lee Crites wrote:
> Y'all;
> I am having an issue that is really starting to put me on edge. No matter what
> the perms are of a file, when geany saves it, they are 0644, period. It doesn't
> matter what type of file it is (shell script, txt file, perl, etc).
> I have done a complete uninstall and reinstall.
> I have looked through the previous bug reports and done some searches to see if
> others have had this issue. It appears to have been an on-going deal, with
> threads simply ceasing to continue and being closed after a while. I found, and
> tried the hints from:
> http://wiki.geany.org/config/all_you_never_wanted_to_know_about_file_saving
> I have tried a number of combinations from the above web page, with no change.
> It is currently set to:
> use_gio_unsafe_file_saving=true
> use_atomic_file_saving=false (was true when installed)
> gio_unsafe_save_backup=false
> I have systematically attempted all 8 possibilities of the above three settings,
> with no change. I:
>    * make the change
>    * remove the file from the project
>    * close the project
>    * do a "completely uninstall" geany (using synaptic)
>    * chmod the file (0750)
>    * install geany (just geany and geany-common)
>    * open the project
>    * add the file to the project
>    * change the file
>    * save it
>    * ls -l shows 0644
> Just for giggles and grins: umask is 0022. It is obvious this isn't the cause,
> or the perms would be 755 -- which I could deal with for the time being.
> I am currently using geany 1.23.1 on linux mint 14.04. I noted it was not the
> "latest and greatest," so I added the PPA to the system, and voila, the upgrade
> manager automagically upgraded me to 1.25.
> So I created a new project, added a bash script to it (original perms 0700),
> made a trivial change, and sure enough, the perms became 0644.
> I cannot continue to deal with having to reset the perms every time I edit a
> file. What needs to change? What do I have to do to force geany to quit
> resetting the perms to 0644?
> This started several months ago, but I thought it had something to do with my
> Vagrant configurations and the fact that I am working in 4 different OS/Version
> configurations. But today's testing has all been on one system (one which worked
> perfectly several months ago).
> Tips/tricks/pointers/answers appreciated!


Not really an answer but a data point. I'm using Geany 1.25 with Ubuntu 
14.04 and I can edit/save executable bash scripts fine without messing 
up the permissions. My settings are:


The only thing that comes to mind for your problem is that the file 
system is not supporting permissions correctly (ex. FAT32, Samba, etc).

Matthew Brush

More information about the Users mailing list