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Re: ssh-host-config suggestion
- From: letters at hotpop dot com (Jari Aalto+list.cygwin)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 13:04:04 +0200
- Subject: Re: ssh-host-config suggestion
- Keywords: chown,script,ntsec,cygwin
- References: <20021106153438.K2180@cygbert.vinschen.de><email@example.com><20021106181026.C2180@cygbert.vinschen.de>
* Wed 2002-11-06 Corinna Vinschen <firstname.lastname@example.org> list.cygwin
* Message-Id: <20021106181026.C2180@cygbert.vinschen.de>
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 05:49:57PM +0100, Ralf Fassel wrote:
>> - the ssh-host-config script should make sure that CYGWIN contains
>> `ntsec' when trying the chmod/chown steps
> That shouldn't be necessary anymore since 1.3.14 sets ntsec by default
> on NT systems.
>> - could `chown' be modified to complain if it fails to do the work it
>> was supposed to do? It seems that the exit status is 0, and besides
>> that the script simply does not care about the exit status of chown.
> Tricky. The problem (and the reason the script doesn't test the return
> code) is, there are several conditions for having a working chown. It
> must be NT/2K/XP, ntsec must be on, FS must be NTFS. The chown(2) syscall
> returns intentionally always 0 if any of these conditions isn't met.
> There could be an additional test in the script after calling chown,
Why not simply do a "grep" check for permissions found from ls -l
listing of the /var/empty director?
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