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RE: chmod not working on Windows XP
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Derek Mahar <D dot Mahar at penson dot ca>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 13:14:46 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: chmod not working on Windows XP
- References: <DC6D3A65C35E9A479F4EEDC37B6FD19007CC6C@exmon002.montreal.penson.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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Network permissions are controlled by the "smbntsec" setting of the Cygwin
environment variable. However, it should be on by default.
Your cygcheck output looks normal. I'm out of ideas for now. Maybe
someone else can think of something.
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, Derek Mahar wrote:
> Thanks for the tip. Please see attached cygcheck.out that contains the
> output to cygcheck -svr.
> I was changing file permissions on my home directory on a network drive,
> so this is probably why it did not work, even though that drive is NTFS.
> Using chmod to change the file permissions of a file on /cygdrive/c had
> the intended result.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: October 3, 2003 12:31 PM
> To: Derek Mahar
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: 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
> <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>, 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
> (<http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html>). If the
> latter, you're out of luck, apparently.
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