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Re: Cygwin Everyone group permissions and Vista "shared files" (*not* shared folders)

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Nov 13 15:28, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Barry Kelly wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Barry Kelly wrote:
Corinna Vinschen wrote:

I, for one, use Cygwin not primarily as a POSIX emulation layer, but as
my main Windows user interface. IMHO in this situation, being posixly
correct is a handicap that Cygwin could do without, at the user's
So what about the "nontsec" option doesn't address your need then?
It disables NT ACL manipulation via chmod, chown and chgrp.
Understood. But this is allowed under SUSV3. Cygwin has getfacl/setfacl

Erm... I'm not sure what SUSv3 has to do with that.

<>, second paragraph. Perhaps I'm misreading it but to me this says that chmod and friends may or may not opt to change access control beyond the realm of the literal mode. Cygwin's doesn't and that's perfectly valid.

I really don't like the idea to make excemptions just for a small part
of the harddisk which gets mistreated by Microsoft.  Don't do Cygwin
stuff in your Windows home dir, create a Cygwin specific home dir

If that's not feasible, switch off ntsec and you get standard Windows
permissions.  If the standard Windows permissions are not as you need
them, don't rely on Cygwin's chown/chmod. rather change the inheritence
settings of the parent directory according to your needs.  Then you get
the required permissions right from the start.  Nothing against using
chown/chmod in some border cases, Berry, but in your situation they are
just a workaround for bad permission settings.

I'm not in disagreement here. Obviously anything that someone decided to try here would have to meet the performance criteria. To me, it seems easier to use other available tools to manipulate files in the nontsec environment. And don't get me started on Vista's "shared" debacle! ;-)

Larry Hall                    
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