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RE: ntsec, passwd, and group issues again

On Thursday, August 02, 2001 2:53 AM, Corinna Vinschen 
[] wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 02:15:57AM -0700, Steve Jorgensen wrote:
> > Let's see if I understand:
> >
> > 1.  My current version of Cygwin is going to have problems on Windows 
> > no matter what.  I can turn off permission inheritance on c:\cygwin and 
> > subdirectories, but anything created via cygwin will have permission
> > inheritance turned on and will thus be a mangled mishmash.  I presume 
> > is a W2K issue that does not occur on NT.
> It should occur on NT4 also. The inheritance set by the current
> Cygwin itself should not result in problems unless somebody tries
> to create files or folders in folders which are owned by other
> accounts.

So if /home belongs to Administrator, and I run Cygwin bash as JoeUser for 
the first time, wouldn't /home/JoeUser be such a problem?  Furthermore, 
could there be any way around it since unchecking permission inheritance in 
Explorer would completely scramble the permissions Cygwin had set?  What if 
I use Explorer to set default Everyone permissions only and uncheck 
permission inheritance, then run Cygwin as an administrator and run chown? 
 Would I end up with permissions correct for /home/JoeUser?  (I'll try it 
this afternoon anyway).

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