Cygwin 1.5.16 (0.128/4/2): - mkpasswd (249) :  Access denied error while running mkpasswd / mkgroup command
Tue Jun 14 12:29:00 GMT 2005
>From: Moghe, Jayant
>Sent: 14 June 2005 12:25
> We have Cygwin 1.5.16 and is installed on Windows 2000 server.
> When I run command
>> mkpasswd -l -d > /etc/passwd
>> mkgroup -l -d > /etc/group,
> I get the following error message
> mkpasswd (249) :  Access denied
Assuming the perms on the files are ok (they should usually be -rw-rw-rw-,
which would give network security palpitations if they knew about it....!),
perhaps you have a cygwin service running that is keeping them locked open?
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