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Re: Setting cygwin permissions from Windows programs
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Steve Holden wrote:
I am writing a Python program to generate file trees to be distributed
to a Linus machine using Cygwin's scp. As the GUI to this program uses
wxPython, a native Windows approach is the most straightforward.
Is there any way to set permissions on the output files from the
Windows side that will result in predictable permissions when the
output tree is viewed from Cygwin?
A Python recipe would be useful, but I'll take what I can get!
Have you checked what the permissions on a file you created by Windows
like under Cygwin and seen some problem? If so, please post the details
perhaps someone can help. Otherwise, I'd suggest just doing the above and
working with the result unless you see problems. In general, unless you've
done something to restrict access in Windows, Cygwin can see and interact
with "natively created" files just fine.
Holger Krull wrote:
> Cygwin doesn't have an own management of permissions. So any program
> that modifies permission in Windows will be able to change permissions
> for cygwin files. cacls and xcacls are command line tools from windows.
> Don't know how this would be usually done in python.
Thanks for the responses. The issue is that I'd like the files to appear
in Cygwin with permissions of -rwxr--r--, or -rwxr-xr-x for executables
I'm trying to avoid having to use Cygwin utilities to assert Cygwin
permissions, but I am unable to determine the Windows permissions I must
assert when creating the files in order for Cygwin to see those
permissions. Currently a newly created file appears as:
-rwx------ 1 sholden None 13834 Dec 20 14:26 index.html
This is under Win XP. Are the Cygwin and Windows permissions different
universes that don't interact?
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