[Digikam-users] Put Digikam in read-only mode

Wolfgang Mader Wolfgang_Mader at brain-frog.de
Fri Jul 10 08:38:28 BST 2015

On Friday 10 July 2015 00:24:29 snark2004-first at yahoo.com.au wrote:
> May be considered a semantic question.In *nix (remembering we have users of
> Redmonds filesystems as well) the filename is in the directory (inode), not
> the file itself. So changing the name doesn't touch the file or its
> contents.

Hmm, I would have guessed that renaming is not possible, but I tried it on 
ext4 and it works. Thanks for the explanation. You never stop learning.

> Moving it to another filesystem is another matter altogether. Of
> more immediate concern to us here is that directory attributes allow you to
> not only rename but delete the file(s). You have the option on (some ?) 
> Linux filesystems to make a file immutable - even root can't modify (or
> delete/rename) it if you do that ....  ;-)A decent backup strategy might be
> easier to live with.

At last for me, the backup strategy is in place. 

Thanks for all the replies.


>       From: Alan Pater <alan.pater at gmail.com>
>  To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power
> of open source <digikam-users at kde.org> Sent: Friday, 10 July 2015, 9:02
>  Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Put Digikam in read-only mode
> If you can rename it, it's not really read-only is it?
> Losing the ability to rename is not a loss if the goal is zero
> modifications. The original file name is part of the original raw
> image.
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