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Re: Path confusion

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Luke Kendall wrote:
> >     find `cygpath -m /` -xdev -user $USER -print \
> >        | tr "\n" "\000" \
> >        | xargs -0 chown Administrators.SYSTEM
> You can use -print0, and since find is a cygwin application I don't see
> what the point of using cygpath is:
> find / -xdev -user $USER -print0 | xargs -0 chown Administrators.SYSTEM

Both of us have neglected the same pitfall:

find / -xdev -user "$USER" -print0 | xargs -0 chown Administrators.SYSTEM

> Though I would be tempted just to do "chown -R / ..."

You must mean 'chown -R --from="$USER" ...' :-)

> or even better, just set the desired ACL on c:\cygwin before installing
> and let it be inherited.

That doesn't change the owner, though.  One may want to allow only users
with administrative privileges to modify system programs, in which case a
chown does make sense.
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