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Re: permissions on .exe files

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Frank Fesevur wrote:

> Hemal Pandya wrote:
> > One implication of this is that when I extract a .zip using cygwin
> > unzip then the .exe, .dll, .bat etc do not get the executable
> > permission.
> I'm experiencing similar problems when I download an .exe with wget.
> Since my question on this issues didn't get a real satisfying answer, I
> still download to a FAT32 drive. So I hope this problem can be solved.

Ever try saving a Linux executable via Mozilla on Linux?  It would not
have the execute bit set -- you'd need to explicitly chmod it.  The point
is that wget retrieves a stream of bytes, and possibly saves it to a file.
It does not try to interpret that stream of bytes.

As I replied to Hemal, you can force Cygwin to use the Windows ACL
inheritance rules for newly created files by setting CYGWIN to nontsec
temporarily, i.e.,

CYGWIN=nontsec wget someurl

      |\      _,,,---,,_ |
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		Igor Peshansky, Ph.D. (name changed!)
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		old name: Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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