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mc problem: cannot chmod target file, operation not permitted

Problem
With mc, you want to copy lots of small files to an NTFS partition. However, for every file it drops a warning: “cannot chmod target file”. Either you switch to root or you sit next to the keyboard and press Skip for every single file. WTF?

Solution
When you press F5, untick the option “Preserve attributes“. Done.

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