Dropbox mounted folder file permission can't be changed

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

The file in the mounted folder can't be executed as they don't have the x permission. However

~$: chmod +x ./*

doesn't change anything to the file. It still shows the file without x permission.

The folder is a normal folder in my home directory. Its ownership is myusername:users

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.3-DEV

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

openSUSE Leap 15.2

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

~$ rclone --vfs-cache-mode writes mount dropboxCRYPT:Crypt ~/vault &

I used to use "rclone sync" to manually sync with the cloud, which was working without a problem. I just learned to use the mount command but have little idea how it works. If the config file content is needed to diagnose the problem I'll post later.

Cloud providers don't preserve things like the execute bit in general.

Rclone could store it is some metadata, but doesn't yet.

If you want all the files in your mount to be executable, then you need to change this

  --file-perms FileMode                    File permissions (default 0666)

0777 should do it.

Hi, many thanks. It does solve the problem.
However I found that the performance is really poor so I decided to move out all my scripts in the folder.

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