live code seems to gratuitously unlock write permission for directories

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Thu Dec 1 14:53:33 EST 2016

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 11:32 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at> wrote:

> I'm trying to put in a failsafe that prevents overwriting older files.  Do
> I need to change the owner of the files for this???

That doesn't do it either:

get shell ("chmod -w " & oldFlDir && "; chown dhArchive " & oldFlDir)


chown: /Users/hawk/Documents/dhbk/16/1611/161130: Operation not permitted

And I still own the directory, and it's still write-enabled.

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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