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

Ross Jordan rjordan@numb.ca
Tue Nov 27 04:58:00 GMT 2007

It would seem Larry Hall (Cygwin), on Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 01:22:56PM -0500, wrote:
> 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)?

Setting CYGWIN=nontsec solves the problem for me.


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