Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin

Neven Luetic
Tue Jan 25 21:07:00 GMT 2005

Am Dienstag, den 25.01.2005, 11:47 -0800 schrieb Andrew DeFaria:
> Neven Luetic wrote:
> > In the meantime I moved the directory away and I am able to install a 
> > new cygwin and remove it by deleting the directory. However I can not 
> > get rid of the old directory. Everything inside, that's a real file, 
> > can be deleted manually by setting the appropriate privileges - what 
> > remains are just the stale symbolic links and some symbolic links to 
> > Windows files like /etc/hosts to C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\networks.
> I'm curious. What happens if you open a Windows Explorer and attempt to 
> delete the top level directory for this renegade Cygwin install?

It says: "x cannot be deleted. Access denied. Maybe  the source file is
opened" (maybe this translation from german is bad, but I saw it before,
so you'll recognize it).

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