chmod problem

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Apr 5 12:26:00 GMT 2012

On Apr  5 05:19, Karl M wrote:
> > > + ls -al /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key
> > > -rw-rw---- 1 Administrators root 1675 Apr 4 11:30 /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key
> > > 
> > > This test was on a fresh (1.7.12) from this morning.
> > 
> > There's your problem: The Administrators group and the root group
> > are just two different Cygwin group names for the same Windows group
> > with SID S-1-5-32-544. So, the above POSIX permissions are a result
> > of the SID S- having rw- permissions.
> > 
> > Apart from that, the owner of the /etc/ssh* files should be cyg_server,
> > not the admins group.
> > 
> I name my cyg_server user root.

But your root group is the same as the Administrators group.  Look into
the file's ACL.

> But my testcase was demonstrating that chmod thought it changed the
> file permissions but had no effect when performed in a script. While
> when performed interactively at the bash command prompt, chmod worked
> fine.

It works still fine for me if I don't use the same Windows group as
owner and as group of the file.


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