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RE: can't chmod files that I own

I had the exact same problem with Cygwin & CVS.  

I think the problem is that NT's idea of "perry" doesn't match Cygwin's
definition of UID 1119.  If you're on an NT Domain, have you done the
"mkpasswd -u perry -d COMPANY_DOMAIN >> /etc/passwd"?  That's what fixed it
for me.

See this for another workaround:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Perry []
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:19 PM
Subject: can't chmod files that I own

I have read the documentation on 'ntsec', but I still don't understand why I
can't chmod files that I own.  I noticed this when using cvs.

For example:

$cvs update
cvs server: Updating .
U blah.cpp
cvs update: cannot change mode of ./blah.cpp: Invalid argument
$ ls -l
total 54
drwxrwxrwx    2 Administ None         4096 Sep 25 14:47 CVS
-rw-rw-rw-    1 1119     None          871 Sep 25 14:15 blah.cpp

Here is another example that doesn't involve cvs:

$ whoami
$ echo text > temp
$ ls -l
total 1
-rwxrwxrwx    1 1119     None            5 Sep 25 14:56 temp
$ chown Administrator temp
$ chmod -x temp
$ ls -l
total 1
-rw-rw-rw-    1 Administ None            5 Sep 25 14:56 temp

perry cannot chmod a file owned by perry, but perry can change the file's
ownership to Administrator and then chmod the file.

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