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Re: Questions on cygwin filemode in WindowsXP

Thanks David for the help.

The getfacl/setfacl command works fine.
And the setting change in xmeacs also works.

I'm using WindowsXP @Home, it does not seem to have anything available for
file permissions from Windows itself, does anybody know how to do it ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Rothenberger" <>
To: "Yufeng Xiong" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Questions on cygwin filemode in WindowsXP

> Yufeng Xiong wrote:
> >1. What is the '+' in the file mode? I know it has something to do with
> >permission, after
> >the editing, my web server/PHP does not have permission to open test.php
> >anymore
> >
> I believe the "+" indicates that there are some Windows permissions that
> do not map to the Unix-style user/group/other.  For example, if I create
> a new file using cygwin (say, with touch), and then open the file's
> properties with Windows and explicitly add permission for another user
> to modify the file, I see the "+".
> >2. How do I set the '+' in mode manually? I used 'fstat' on the two files
> >and it shows the exact
> >same mode (o100700).
> >
> Well, you can copy all the file attributes from one file (sourceFile) to
> another (destFile) with a command like this:
> % getfacl - sourceFile | setfacl -f- destFile
> >3. Why xemacs changed the file mode? Could it be because of different
> >system?
> >
> Do "M-x customize-apropros" on "backup-by-copying".  The default
> behavior is to move the old file to the backup file and then create a
> new file.  If you set this option on (non-nil), the backup copy will be
> made as a copy and the original file will be modified.  This will
> preserve the extra file permissions on the original file (although the
> backup copy won't have them).
> HTH,
> Dave

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