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Re: bug in chown()
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 21:28:39 +0100
- Subject: Re: bug in chown()
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On Jan 13 06:40, Eric Blake wrote:
> In trying to get the newly released coreutils 5.3.0 tarball working on
> cygwin, I discovered that cygwin chown() has a bug. Background:
Do you intend to take over maintainership of coreutils? I would be *so*
Did you see my Cygwin specific patches in the source tar archive of
coreutils 5.2.1 in the Cygwin net distro? It's all in the subdirectory
called "CYGWIN", diffs and ChangeLogs.
> POSIX requires that "chown() shall mark for update the st_ctime field of
> the file" if successful and at least one of owner or group was not -1.
> However, in cygwin, chown() appears to have no effect whatsoever on the
> change time. (gid_t)0 is the 'root' group. I tested this on a WinXP
I'm going to fix that.
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