Random Permissions Changes

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 29 18:15:00 GMT 2006

David Greene wrote:
> When I started using Cygwin to access files on a Samba-mounted
> drive, I suddenly started seeing the UNIX permissions change
> randomly.  At one point, every file I owned on the network was
> set to mode 700, regardless of whether I accessed the file or
> the directory that contained it under Cygwin.
> The other day some other files randomly had their execute bit set.
> Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Windows apps like to set the execute bit on files.  Have any of the
files you see this issue with been manipulated by Windows apps?

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