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Re: [1.7] Admins can write to readonly files
On Aug 28 19:57, Christian Franke wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote:
>> Christian Franke wrote:
>>> For members of Admin group, Cygwin 1.7 allows to overwrite files without
>>> write permission, but Cygwin 1.5 does not.
>> You are the root user, this is Unix. Of course you can overwrite files
>> without write permission.
> This is not true when 'chmod -w ...' was done before the upgrade to 1.7.
> Cygwin 1.5 sets R/O attribute, then open for write fails with permission
> denied also on 1.7.
That's why 1.7 tries not to set the R/O DOS attribute anymore. But yes,
that's not quite consistent. open(2) should open these files for writing
as well. Unfortunately this requires to remove the R/O attribute before
trying to open the file for writing. There's no atomic way to accomplish
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