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RE: admin sees another file-owner as a normal user

Eliot Moss sent the following at Friday, April 22, 2011 1:03 PM
>On 4/22/2011 12:27 PM, Matthias Meyer wrote:
>> Matthias Meyer wrote:
>> As normal user "grep 1033 /etc/passwd" don't deliver a result. So I
>> removed /etc/passwd.
>> After this the mysterious was removed too. It seems there was two
>> files /etc/passwd on the same place. An old one (without the user
>> 1033) and the actual one.
>> Anyone knows how it is possible to have one file two times?
>One of the is actually named passwd.exe ?

Not that these are likely, but as long as you asked ....


Mount points?  For example, create c:\cygwin\etc and c:\cygwin\usr\etc.
Place passwd files in both.  Then mount c:\cygwin\usr\etc on /etc.
(Note: I haven't tested this to see if it actually works.)

Windows does something vaguely like mount points.  One's desktop contains
files from both C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop and
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop.  Ditto for ...\Start Menu.

- Barry
  Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.

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