[BUG 1.7] Read-only files are not.

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 31 23:59:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 03:31:43PM -0800, David Rothenberger wrote:
>It seems that read-only files in Cygwin 1.7 are not truly
>read-only. The sequence of steps below shows that "chmod 444 file1"
>does not make the file read-only in Cygwin 1.7, while it does in
>Cygwin 1.5. It may have something to do with the Read Only DOS
>attribute. This is set by Cygwin 1.5 but not by Cygwin 1.7. If I
>manually set it for Cygwin 1.7, the file does become read-only.
>(This issue was brought to my attention by a failing subversion test
>after building for 1.7.)

Hmm.  I can duplicate this but this is all Corinna's code so it might
take a while to track down.

It's a pretty serious bug though.  Would you be willing to see if this
is a recent 1.7 problem by trying some older DLLs?


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