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Re: Reloaded Win XP, now need to reload cygwin - sorta
On 6/24/07, Vidiot wrote:
Larry Hall responded:
>'setup.exe' will only remove files when uninstalling or upgrading. It won't
>remove configuration files that have been modified. Also, if the "user
>files" in question were not installed by Cygwin, they will not be touched.
>> Also, where was/is the crontab file placed when crontab -e is run?
>Keep in mind that if XP has been reinstalled, the ownership of the files
>will not be correct. Best to update the ownerships in Windows.
Why would that be? Windoze has ownership placed against files? I've never
seen a way to see said ownership info, like I can with Unix. I'm the same
Windoze user on both installs.
Is this Windows XP Professional or Home? You may be using Simple File
Sharing (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040) which dumbs down the
security permission rules quite a bit.
Turn it off if you can and you will have a 'Security' tab on the
properties when you right-click on a file or folder.
The reason you need to update your permissions is because Windows ties
permissions to a unique SSID for each user. When you reinstall, even
if you set up the same user names, the SSIDs associated with them are
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