permission question

Greg Freemyer
Wed Dec 7 19:06:00 GMT 2016

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <> wrote:
>> I'm tempted to just do a "chmod 755 -R .", but I've just had too many
>> windows permission issues in the last year to start trying things
>> without guidance.
> That would probably make things worse. I believe that Windows
> permissions are like attribs in Linux (which moves it into witchcraft
> and sorcery). For dealing with this sort of issue I would look at
> using the xcopy that Glenn from dell mentioned.
>> Greg

I really like cygwin and have used it for a decade plus.  Only in the
last year or 18-months have I noticed significant permission issues
that slow down my workflow.

Copying these folders/files from one drive to another is a task I'd
like to accomplish, but even more importantly I'd like to understand
how to work with permissions in cygwin.  As it is, I'm concerned I
will have to leave cygwin behind and I don't want to do that.

Greg Freemyer

Problem reports:
Unsubscribe info:

More information about the Cygwin mailing list