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Re: chmod not working on Windows XP

On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, Derek Mahar wrote:

> After having read the FAQ and setting CYGWIN to "ntsec tty", chmod still
> does not change file permissions on my Windows XP system.  I've created
> /etc/passwd and /etc/group as follows:
> mkpasswd --local --domain > /etc/passwd
> mkgroup --local --domain > /etc/group
> My system configuration is:
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> Cygwin 1.5.5-1
> What am I overlooking?
> Thanks,
> Derek

You're apparently overlooking the Cygwin problem reporting guidelines at
<>, especially the bit about attaching (as
an uncompressed text *attachment*) the output of "cygcheck -svr".  That
output will provide information to confirm or deny my guess below.

Are you using FAT or FAT32?  If the former, read up on the "ntea" setting
in the CYGWIN environment variable
(<>).  If the latter,
you're out of luck, apparently.  <>.
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