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Re: Cygwin & NFTS

On Fri, 14 May 2004, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On May 14 11:26, Danilo Turina wrote:
> > I don't know if this information is related to your case, but notice
> > that in Windows (I'm absolutely sure for W2K and WinXP) when you copy a
> > file it takes the security attributes (the rights) of the folder where
> > it has been copied, while when you move it it maintains its
> > rights/security attributes doesn't change.
> On Cygwin it depends on whether "ntsec" is set or not.  If ntsec is
> switched off, the default Windows rules apply, while with ntsec on,
> Cygwin sets the permissions in a POSIXy way.  However, copying a file
> means to create a new file.  Copying over the permissions is then a
> responsibility of the application (cp(1) in this very case).  If the
> application doesn't have ACL support, then only the POSIX standard
> permissions (user, group, other) are transferred.
> Corinna

FWIW, one can always do "getfacl oldfile | setfacl -f - newfile".  I think
this be ripe for the FAQ or the UG -- it crops up from time to time.
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