ACL inheritance problem

Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)
Mon Nov 2 18:11:00 GMT 2009

On 11/02/2009 12:14 PM, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Corinna Vinschen"
> | So, again the simple question.
> |
> | Why?
> I use non cygwin programs to create files in directories created by Cygwin and
> like to get coherent permissions. The + in the ls output doesn't bother me.
> If they cause problems, permissions of existing directories can be fixed by the user.
> After all 1.7 is still experimental.
> Why not, in addition the 3 drawbacks above?

Yeah, my thoughts align very much with Pierre's here.  It seems like very 
negative for a potential big positive (or maintenance of the status quo, 
on how you look at it).  To me, it seems like we should make 
interoperability with
Windows tools as smooth as possible without sacrificing the Linux/Unix 
we're striving for.  Since it's not obvious to me that doing (4) would 
violate that
tenant, I think it's worthwhile to reinstate it.  I'll concede that it may 
lead to a few
more questions on the main list about what the "+" means but, to me, that's 
an education issue and not Cygwin-specific either.  However, if someone can 
think of
other issues that may fallout of this change, it's possible those might sway 
me to
think otherwise. :-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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