Permissions/acl problem

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Nov 9 23:45:00 GMT 2007

Jerome Fong wrote:
> Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> Jerome Fong wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Any idea what I need to change since chmod doesn't seem to have any 
>>> effect.
>> Add 'smbntsec' to your global CYGWIN environment variable or to your
>> service settings (in the registry) for crond and restart crond.
> This doesn't seem to help.  I re-ran and made sure I 
> had ntsec and smbntsec define, but that doesn't seem to help.  Am I 
> suppose to add it to my .profile?

Perhaps a better question is - where did you add it?

You're supposed to add it to your global environment (in Windows) or,
if you prefer, to the settings for CYGWIN in your crond service setup.
Doing the latter requires more knowledge and effort than the former,
which is why I would recommend it.  You will also need to restart
crond and stop all other Cygwin processes before doing so to be sure
that Cygwin picks up the change.

If this is not enough for you to solve your problem, I'd recommend
reviewing the problem reporting guidelines here:


We'll need more information about your configuration before being able
to suggest other avenues.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746


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