X failures if two users

luke.kendall@cisra.canon.com.au luke.kendall@cisra.canon.com.au
Fri Jul 16 05:44:00 GMT 2004

If two people use the same machine, and the first starts X, the second
person can't start X unless they have administrator rights.

Cygwin sets /tmp to have mode drwxrwxrwt which means ordinary users
can't remove /tmp/XWin.log if it's owned by someone else.  So
subsequent attempts to start X fail because it can't write the log file.

My suggestion would be for X to create the file called



Note that unlike Unix, it is possible for a user to remove a file that
some other user created in a directory with the above permissions,
provided they have administrator privileges on a machine.

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