Why do file permissions change after editing a file with vim?

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Tue Nov 13 18:47:00 GMT 2007

Ross Jordan wrote:
> When I modify files with cygwin's vim, they become inaccessible. It seems the
> permissions are getting changed when I save the file. Any idea why this is
> happening? This does not happen from a bash shell, only when I directly
> launch vim from a windows cmd.exe window. See below.

The same steps on XP don't show the same problem.  Can't test Vista here.

Does setting 'nontsec' in your CYGWIN environment variable (and stopping all
Cygwin processes)?


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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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