Patch, Version 2: UNIX-like permissions on objects

Earnie Boyd
Fri Mar 12 14:53:00 GMT 1999

---Geoffrey Noer <> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 1999, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >
> > How would you like to get the information about the users
> > default shell???
> Consider shadow passwd files on Unix.  The actual passwords are
> stored elsewhere; this is a little like what we're already doing
> with Cygwin in that the passwds are kept in the Windows OS.
> We can continue to use a physical /etc/passwd as an optional file to
> keep home directories and shells but have Cygwin handle the rest?
> If a user doesn't have an /etc/passwd entry, then slash would be
> their home and bash would be their default shell.
> Opinions?

This would give those using Win9x with the /etc/passwd a chance to
keep doing so.

-                        \\||//
--                     --
-- --

PS: Newbie's, you should visit my page.
Get your free address at

More information about the Cygwin-developers mailing list