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RE: ntsec, passwd, and group issues again
- To: 'Corinna Vinschen' <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: RE: ntsec, passwd, and group issues again
- From: Steve Jorgensen <jorgens at coho dot net>
- Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 11:52:41 -0700
- Reply-To: "jorgens at coho dot net" <jorgens at coho dot net>
On Thursday, August 02, 2001 2:53 AM, Corinna Vinschen
> 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
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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