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Re: Cygwin 1.3.17 changes ls -l output
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 10:47:36AM -0500, Jason Tishler wrote:
> Should the "+" be suppressed? Or, should Cygwin behave like other
> Unixes (e.g., Solaris, HP-UX, etc.) that support ACLs?
The + can be suppressed by at least 3 ways:
- the user should be able to remove the default entries (inheritance)
when it matters (using setfacl, cacls or the Windows security gui).
- ls.exe can be modified to disregard acl info.
- Cygwin can be modified to not set defaults on directories.
However in that case most native Windows programs would create files
accessible only by the owner (or Administrators, if in group 544)
and by SYSTEM. That would probably generate traffic to this list.
I didn't invent the current behavior but I think it's a reasonable
compromise between strict Unix behavior and being nice to users.
> If the latter, then I need to submit a patch for one of the Python
> regression tests.
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