FAQ: uninstalling cygwin, permissions related problem

Robert Osowiecki robert.osowiecki@gmail.com
Tue May 15 15:36:00 GMT 2012


While trying to uninstall Cygwin from Windows7 following FAQ 2.19, I
was stuck for quite a long time with file permissions problem, until I
finally found out that SSH host key files in /etc have some "Special
permissions" which prevent removing them. Windows system was not very
helpful saying only "I cannot remove cygwin, you need permission from

Could you please include this case in FAQ?



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