Wed Sep 23 23:42:00 GMT 1998
Woops! I meant to include this:
My system is NT4 SP3, NTFS file system
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Subject: Re: Permissions?
Author: email@example.com 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
> to be readable. It turned out that this particluar package had
> of permissions set to -rw-r-----. Probably this is the case
> number of directories as well as a lot of files in this
> I could try changing all permissions in all directories with
> it would be a lot cleaner to be able to do an su like I do on
> 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.
> John Velman
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