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Re: [Fwd: Re: perl test fails]


Actually, this behavior also depends on the filesystem you use.
CYGWIN=ntsec alone only helps if you have NTFS.  For FAT you also need
"ntea" (i.e., CYGWIN="ntsec ntea" -- be aware that it'll create a large
file in your drive's root directory).  I believe permissions on FAT32 were
broken somehow, but don't recall the details -- just search the archives
for "FAT32 ntea".

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Rob Clack wrote:

> Thank you Elfyn and Jurgen.  A few moment's thought would have reminded
> me that file permissions are handled differently on NT. ;)
> Regards
> Rob
> Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> > Rob Clack wrote:
> >
> >>[...]
> >>So there seems to be a couple of weensy buggettes there, though I'm not
> >>suggesting anyone bother to fix them unless they happen to be working
> >>there anyway.  They're not serious bugs, but they did obscure the real
> >>problem and waste quite a lot of my and several other people's time.
> >>
> >>1. chmod should surely change the permissions whatever the contents of
> >>the file, and if it doesn't, it should issue a message.  Silent failure
> >>is not very friendly.
> >
> >
> > If your on an NT variant all you have to do is set CYGWIN=ntsec (If you want
> > support for NT extended attributes you can add `ntea', too).  However, on
> > win9x the `ch*' family of calls retrun success (IIRC), as the underlying OS
> > does not support security in the way NT does.  I might be slightly wrong about
> > the win9x but, though it's documented in either the User's Guide of the FAQ.
> >
> > You can then use `ch{mod,own,grp}' in the same way you would on Linux.
> >
> > -- Elfyn

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