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I am running Mac OSX leopard, I have an Ubuntu virtual machine. On the Ubuntu virtual machine I have my development environment setup. However I used a shared folder on My Mac to hold all of the sites, so that I can use my IDE and what not on my Mac.

When I update a project from SVN the permissions are fine on OSX. However the files are all corrupted on Ubuntu. They appear with the following when doing ls -l

-????????? ? ? ? ? ? file.html

I tried turning shared folders off and on but that doesn't work. But if I restart the machine it then works fine and has the right permissions. The problem is I don't want to have to restart every time there is a change in a file.

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what filesystem is this? have you run fsck? –  stew Dec 14 '11 at 16:16
On the ubuntu machine the files are under /mnt/hgfs/ –  dan.codes Dec 14 '11 at 16:18
I mean filesystem type. is it, for example, ext3? reiserfs? vfat? something else? –  stew Dec 14 '11 at 16:19
it appears to be ext3 –  dan.codes Dec 14 '11 at 16:24
I think it might be something with how the open-vm-tools is doing the mounting? –  dan.codes Dec 14 '11 at 17:04

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