file ownership incorretly displayed

Gene C. Ruzicka gcruzicka@earthlink.net
Sun Dec 9 12:17:00 GMT 2001


it seems that file ownership is often not displayed correctly.  for example,
if
i'm user1 and i type "ls -l" in directory /home , the system says that ALL
user
directories belong to user1 .  note that user1 need NOT be an administrator.
but
cygwin seems to obey the access permissions consistent with the correct
ownership.  for example, user1 can't cd into the directory /home/user2 even
though the ls command says that that directory belongs to user1.

what explains this behavior? is it a bug or some peculiarity of the
software?






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