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Re: Issues encountered with new Cygwin version
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex dot ru>
- To: Walter L. <bournenoir at hotmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:15:37 +0300
- Subject: Re: Issues encountered with new Cygwin version
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Greetings, Walter L.!
> I've just performed a fresh install of the latest (2.2.1) Cygwin on 64-bit
> Windows 7 and noticed 2 issues with the new version that I'd like to verify whether or not they are bugs:
> 1) The symlink to protocol file seems incorrect
> [user@hostname /etc]$ ls -l | grep protocol
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 user Domain Users 50 Sep 22 17:03 protocols ->
> [user@hostname /etc]$ ls -l /cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/drivers/etc | grep protocol
> -rwxrwx---+ 1 SYSTEM SYSTEM 1358 Jun 10 2009 protocol
> I believe the target of the symlink should be "protocol" (i.e. singular)
Err. That is. How did no one found it earlier?
> 2) The 'touch' command creates a file with the executable bit set
> [user@hostname ~]$ touch newfile.txt
> [user@hostname ~]$ ls -l newfile.txt
> -rwxrwx---+ 1 user Domain Users 0 Sep 22 17:21 newfile.txt
> I am fully aware that Windows programs (e.g. Eclipse and Windows Explorer)
> will create files with the executable bit set due to ACL and NTFS
> permissions. However, if I 'touch' a file inside an earlier version of
Define "earlier" ? The permissions handling has been extensively rewritten
> the file would be created without the executable bit set (i.e. 644).
Which will then prevent opening it from Explorer by file association.
> To be honest, I can't tell if this is caused by the new version of Cygwin or a Windows Update.
Likely it is caused by the change in Cygwin permissions handling.
It now correctly inherit permissions in most cases.
> [user@hostname ~]$ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW hostname 2.2.1(0.289/5/3) 2015-08-20 11:40 i686 Cygwin
With best regards,
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:12:34
Sorry for my terrible english...