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Re: Can't create new file/directory

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 03:18:32PM -0600, Arek wrote:
> > At 03:30 PM 1/31/2002, Arek wrote:
> > >AFAIK, Cygwin doesn't use NT user permissions.
> >
> > Exactly what is the basis for this statement?  Have you read the user's
> > guide?  The 'ntsec' option of the CYGWIN environment variable does a
> > real nice job of maintaining user permissions in a POSIX way when used
> > as directed.
> >
> Hrm...I hadn't looked into that much.
> Perhaps,  then, this is related to how cygwin is reading the permissions.
> It sees that this directory belongs to the user 'Everyone' (not everybody as
> I said earlier...), and that that user (and only that user) has full
> permissions on that directory.  In any case, the most likely solution is the
> same:  Delete the directory using windows explorer and recreate it from
> within cygwin.

Nonsense.  `Everybody' is a builtin group with a very similar
semantic as `other' in U*X.  Actually it's semantic is `all',
not exactly `others'.

If you don't want the directory belonging to everybody, just
use chown(1).  That's what it's created for.


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