Fwd: Windows File permissions are not being inherited - Cygwin 1.7 - Windows 7

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 20:18:00 GMT 2010

On 1 September 2010 15:18, Vasya Pupkin wrote:
>> Do creating any entries in /etc/passwd  or /etc/group or /etc/fstab
>> files can overcome this...
> Nothing can overcome thins until setup.exe is modified to support
> noacl option in /etc/fstab or get a similar comman line parameter or
> even a checkbox.

Reading /etc/fstab wouldn't work for the initial install. All these
possibilities require a substantial amount of (voluntary) work, yet so
far the only reason you've given for it was that you "don't like how
cygwin works with NTFS permissions and therefore it is disabled
through /etc/fstab". It shouldn't surprise you that that doesn't put
it high on anyone's list of priorities.

So why do you care about permissions on files that come with setup.exe
packages? Setup.exe won't touch /home or anything outside the Cygwin


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