if [ -w branching: how to spot a locked USB stick

fergus fergus@bonhard.uklinux.net
Fri Jul 13 18:19:00 GMT 2007

 > Actually I found that there's a laughable simple way to
 > determine a read-only device.  When calling
 > GetVolumeInformation, the FILE_READ_ONLY_VOLUME flag is
 > set.  I just tested this with a USB stick.  Since we have
 > the information from fs_info anyway, a fix should be very
 > simple and not affect Cygwin's spee^Wslowness.

I'm so impressed; and looking forward to implementation of the fix.
(If that's what will happen.)
Another rewarding dialogue. Thank you.

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