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Author eryksun
Recipients PeterFS, eryksun
Date 2021-03-17.20:14:03
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> What I would expect is a consistent behaviour and as a 
> user I am not interested in inner guts of differences 
> between filesystems.

It's already consistent. msg360033 contains a misunderstanding about what write permission on a file means in Unix. The parent directory controls whether a file can be unlinked -- except for immutable files. For example:

    $ mkdir test; touch test/file.txt; chmod -w test
    $ python3.8 -c "import shutil; shutil.rmtree('test')"
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
      File "/usr/lib/python3.8/", line 715, in rmtree
        _rmtree_safe_fd(fd, path, onerror)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.8/", line 672, in _rmtree_safe_fd
        onerror(os.unlink, fullname, sys.exc_info())
      File "/usr/lib/python3.8/", line 670, in _rmtree_safe_fd
        os.unlink(, dir_fd=topfd)
    PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'file.txt'
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