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(please ignore) can't delete dirs made on cygdrive from within windows
- From: Andrew Gingery <gingerya at ohsu dot edu>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:03:31 -0700
- Subject: (please ignore) can't delete dirs made on cygdrive from within windows
Nevermind, it's not a cygwin problem.
So letâs say Iâm at a cygwin bash prompt and Iâ
(Iâve set my umask to be 000)
The dir âtestâ can not be deleted from windows. All security permissions would indicate that it is delete-able. There are NO handles open to the directory that Process Explorer can find. The dir will delete fine from within cygwin. I have admin rights on the PC. The problem doesnât happen to files, just directories.
If I do this:
cd ~ (to go to /home/myaccountname)
This âtestâ directory canÂ be deleted from windows, no problem.
Iâm completely stumped and baffled. I just got the new cygwin dll 1.7.3-1 and this is a fresh âbase + rsync onlyâ install on a winXPpro x86 PC.