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Re: want to continue using Cygwin 1.5

On 4/4/2010 12:50 AM, prakash babu wrote:
Since MS-DOS style path is not supported by chmod in Cygwin 1.7, I want
to continue using Cygwin 1.5 on my new Windows box.

Seems like a long way to go to keep support for a minor feature, which was buggy to start with. While it's certainly your choice, 1.5 is, as mentioned already, unsupported. You might want to consider generating a little script that you invoke as "chmod" which calls "attrib" with the appropriate setting for the "r" flag when it spots a MS-DOS style path and the real chmod in all other cases. While I'm sure it would be a little work to do this well, I expect you'll find the effort pays off unless 1.5 does everything you ever wanted or need and will fulfill that promise for you in the future.

Larry Hall                    
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