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Re: 1.7 file permissions changes

On Nov 12 10:12, Eric Benson wrote:
> Recently I installed Windows 7 and Cygwin 1.7 from scratch
> and rebuilt all of the pieces of my system using the latest versions
> of all components. The encoder process is now failing because it is
> unable to remove the directory
>  that was created by the Autoit script. The Cygwin process can read
>  files created by the Windows process just fine, but it cannot create
>  new files in that directory, nor can it delete any files or
>  directories created by the Windows process. I have complete control
>  of all directory and file creation on both sides of the
>  Cygwin/Windows divide. Is there something I can do on either side so
>  that the directory I create in Windows (using Autoit's DirCreate
>  function) can be modified and deleted by Cygwin's Unix API?

Without more details I hazard a guess: The Windows process creates the
directory without permissions for you to delete the directory or files
in that directory and you're running under UAC.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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