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Re: A permissions puzzle

Greetings, Eliot Moss!

> Dear cygwiners --

> For a long time I _had_ things working, but somehow in switching over to using
> cygwin64 as primary, I messed up permissions on the directories where a backup
> program (EaseUS) puts things.  I made the permissions similar to elsewhere in
> by cygwin hierarchy, but I still cannot chown, chgrp, or chmod files created
> by the backup tool - but doing so used to work!

For things outside Cygwin root, I strongly suggest "noacl" option.

> So ... why can't I chown, etc., the pbd file, and what needs to change for me
> to be able to do so?  (I _do_ mostly understand this stuff, but maybe I'm
> just too tired and just can;t see the obvious!)

Then you won't even need to chown or chmod, except in dire circumstances,
where some careless program forcibly set permissions to something like 0750.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Saturday, December 21, 2019 17:47:07

Sorry for my terrible english...

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