Permissions get lost when moving files between drives.

Ronald Fischer
Thu Jan 15 15:01:00 GMT 2004

I'm using cygwin bash on a Windows 2000 machine. When I perform the following steps
(c: is the local drive, h: is a network drive, which is also my $HOME):

cd c:/
echo xxx >h:/tmp/x
mv h:/tmp/x y

then a

  ls -l

shows that c:/y has the permissions set to 000, though h:/tmp/x has them correct as 644.

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