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Re: "My Documents" directory not listed as writable?
On Oct 30 08:11, John Cooper wrote:
> [I'm using Cygwin 1.5.24-2 on Windows XP and Vista]
> Does anyone know why, by default, the "My Documents" directory is not
> listed as writable? :
> $ ls -ld $USERPROFILE/My\ Documents
> dr-x------+ 22 John None 0 Oct 20 18:26 C:\Documents and
> Settings\John/My Documents/
> .. even though it actually is writable:
> $ touch $USERPROFILE/My\ Documents/foo
I tried to find the same situation on my machine and what shall I say?
I found it in my "$USERPROFILE/My Documents" directory.
The ACL of my "My Documents" dir gives me full access, byt Cygwin shows
that the directory is not writable. When debugging, I found to my
honest surprise that the "My Documents" directory has the good old
"Read-Only" DOS attribute set.
For as long as I'm working on Cygwin's security stuff, the R/O attribute
removes the write bits from the file mode. What happens in stat(2) is
read ACL ==> st_mode = 0700
is DOS R/O set ==> st_mode = 0500
Apparently this was never correct for directories(*). Argh! Why did
never anybody notice it before?!?
Thanks for the report. I'll apply a fix in CVS. For the time being the
best workaround for you would be to remove the R/O attribute from your
"My Documents" directory:
$ attrib "$USERPROFILE\My Documents"
(*) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364944.aspx states:
A file or directory that is read-only.
For a file, applications can read the file, but cannot write to
it or delete it.
For a directory, applications cannot delete it."
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