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RE: chmod problem

i seem to remember windows permission inheritance can cause this kind of
problem ? maybe have a search of the archives, but its still monday morning
so my brain may not be working properly yet.

-----Original Message-----
From: Volker Quetschke []
Sent: 08 September 2002 18:53
Subject: Re: chmod problem

> -> Err, in which FAQ is this written? Just try chmod, it works!
>>From the FAQ:
> Why doesn't chmod work?
> `ntsec' will allow UNIX permissions in Windows NT on NTFS file systems.

Yes, you have to have ntsec or ntea set in your CYGWIN environement variable
to be able to use chmod.

> -> As I said, use chmod. I am using gnupg on a win2k system.
> I tried using chmod. Although I get no errors and in verbose mode it says
> the permissions are changed, a "ls -al" shows:
> $ chmod 600 *
> perry@ELVIS ~/.gnupg
> $ ls -la
> total 235
> drwxr-xr-x    2 perry    None         4096 Sep  8 09:46 .
> drwxr-xr-x    7 perry    None         8192 Sep  8 11:58 ..
> -rw-r--r--    1 perry    None         7793 Sep  8 09:41 options

It seems you don't have ntsec or ntea set in your CYGWIN variable.

As a workaround you can always use the keyword


in your gnupg options file, but I think the proper way is to use
CYGWIN=ntsec (plus your other options).


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