This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Group Permissions on root folders problem (Windows 10 TP build 10061)

On Sep 10 12:07, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 9/10/2015 11:49 AM, David A Cobb wrote:
> >On a Windows-10 host: when I use Cygwin *chown***or *chmod *to make
> >permission changes, the next time I access the folder-tree from Windows
> >Explorer Security tab, it complains that the Access Control List is
> >incorrectly ordered and that will cause undesirable results; happy to
> >say, it gives me the chance to re-order the ACL.  The usual undesirable
> >result is that an app can create a folder /New/ within /T/ but cannot
> >create anything within /T/////New/.
> >
> >Hypothesis: we are indirectly(?) modifying the ACL but are not observing
> >whatever Windows expects for ordering.  I know that Windows enforces
> >"*deny*" rules before any "*allow*" rules; I do not know what other

Ken's right, the docs explain it basically.

Additionally it's important to stress the fact that Windows does not
actually enforce the so-called "canonical" order.  It does so only in
some circumstances, as in the GUI.  In fact it's only a "nice to have",
not an OS limitation.  The evalation order of ACLs is the only
interesting factor and that works the same way, independently from the
ACL being canonical or not.  Therefore the Cygwin-generated ACLs are not
necessarily canonical, but still valid.

Just *don't* reorder them in the GUI, unless you really know what you're

> >ordering it observes.  I do know that Windows doesn't really consider
> >the "group" property the same way POSIX does, FWIW.
> This is explained in the Cygwin User's Guide:
> Ken


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

Attachment: pgp9Le9rsJCIo.pgp
Description: PGP signature

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]