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1.7.1 - Text editing doesn't work as Administrator in Win7 Pro x64
- From: Asim Ihsan <asim dot ihsan at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:22:25 +0000
- Subject: 1.7.1 - Text editing doesn't work as Administrator in Win7 Pro x64
As a regular non-privileged user, I'm able to edit text files using
vi/vim/nano when inside the command prompt launched by "cygwin.bat".
However, when I launch "cygwin.bat" as an administrator there is no
text displayed for files in nano, and the directional keys in vi/vim
do not work; on pressing a direction key nothing happens and after
about one second the system bell sound is heared.
Through the use of Sysinternals Process Monitor, I think the problem
is related to cygwin, running as administor, being unable to create
certain files. I've determined that, as administrator, vi/vim is
unable to create the necessary temporary swap files it needs in
C:\cygwin, and nano is unable to create the necessary .nanorc file it
needs in c:\cygwin. I can provide the output from Process Monitor if
Does anyone know how I can resolve texting editing in cygwin 1.7.1
when it is run with administrator privileges, or how I can determine
why my current setup is broken? Please let me know what additional
info I can give.
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