Proposed change for Win9x file permissions...

Corinna Vinschen
Sat May 24 20:24:00 GMT 2003

On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 01:55:30PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I like the idea but I'm wondering if it is too general.  Corinna, what do
> you think?

I like the idea as well but wouldn't that eventually cause problems if
the umask disables the user bits?  I'm a bit concerned about the new
arriving questions on the cygwin ML due to applications checking these
bits in combination with clueless users.  It would be better, IMHO, if
the umask couldn't mask the user bits at all, just the group and other


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