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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 ( 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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