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Re: cl.exe compiles libraries with blank permissions
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Further research shows that the issue is that the file is first created
additional windows permissions i.e. doing ls -lrt on the file gives:
----------+ 1 myname Domain Users 14436 Jul 8 13:00
The '+' indicating additional permissions.
The file is then copied to a separate directory and the additional
permissions are lost, so now doing an ls -lrt gives:
---------- 1 myname Domain Users 14436 Jul 8 13:04 mylib.lib
The '+' is gone. So does anyone know why the file permissions get
when the file is copied?
I suspect you're using 'cp' which by default only respects POSIX
permissions. Use the '--preserve=all' switch in this case.
Thanks Larry, that explains the copying issue. I'm not sure what causes the
POSIX permissions to be removed by the compiler though.
While it is a bit strange that a non-Cygwin program would create files with
permissions that are completely untranslatable into some kind of POSIX
permissions, it is possible. Non-Cygwin programs, of course, don't have
to worry about supporting POSIX permission guidelines.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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