mkdir: This folder is shared with other people

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Nov 21 20:06:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 21 10:47, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 4:28 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > The permission settings are wrongly evaluated as permissions of a "shared"
> > folder, since Vista AFAIR.
>  In this situation Cygwin creates these extra entries
> - Steven
> - None

Yes, POSIX-compatible permissions matching your owner and group
settings, plus the directory inheritence entries to propagate the POSIX
permissions in case the dir is accessed via native Windows tools, plus
the inherited ACEs.  Just as expected.  

> so how is it Windows fault in this situation?

Making a fuss over perfectly valid permissions?  This message didn't
show up until Vista, and starting with Vista it's annoying.

If you're expecting Cygwin to create files without POSIX ACLs, then use
either a fully qualified DOS path, or add the noacl flag to the cygdrive
entry in /etc/fstab.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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