Avoiding /etc/passwd and /etc/group scans

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Oct 22 14:18:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 04:58:44PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Nope.  I was wrong.  If ntsec is active then it has complete control.
>> I sort of like this since it is like linux but since setup.exe won't
>> properly extract files with the executable bit turned on, I guess I
>> have to override this.
>Crossing e-mails.
>> I guess I have to do the same thing for '#!' magic too, right?  Ugh.
>> There goes a big ntsec advantage.
>Good point. Even when ntsec is on, cygwin will accept to execute 
>shell scripts that do not have x.

Argh.  I'd like cygwin to be always able to execute a file with an .exe
extension.  I don't suppose there is any way to do that short of essentially
doing a chmod +x on the file, right?


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