Wed Sep 23 23:42:00 GMT 1998

Woops!  I meant to include this:

My system is NT4 SP3, NTFS file system


John Velman

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Subject: Re: Permissions?
Author: at mime
Date:    9/23/98 9:47 AM

What's your system?!
WinNT 3.51, 4 or 5, Win95 or Win98?
>      Can someone point me to an explanation of how Cygwin handles 
>      permissions, and -- specifically -- how I can get root 
>      I just ran a-foul of trying to configure a package where 
>      tests to see if it can find the sources by testing for a 
certain file
>      to be readable.  It turned out that this particluar package had 
a lot
>      of permissions set to -rw-r-----.    Probably this is the case 
in a
>      number of directories as well as a lot of files in this 
>      I could try changing all permissions in all directories with 
find, but
>      it would be a lot cleaner to be able to do an su like I do on 
my Linux
>      box.
>      And by the way, how does Cygwin know what the permisions are, 
>      It appears that this has little if anything I can find in 
>      file properties.
>      Thanks,
>      John Velman
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