Uninstalling Cygwin

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 8 22:44:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 07:24:53PM +0100, Sylvain RICHARD wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:24:59AM +0100, PEDRO MACANAS VALVERDE wrote:
>>>Asunto: RE: Uninstalling Cygwin
>>>Wonderful, mer?i beaucoup, Sylvain, that worked.  Didn't realise this
>>>could be so easy.  Cygwin documentation / FAQ people, maybe this would
>>>be wise to incorporate somewhere in the uninstall documentation on your
>>>website, as I suspect all users running winXP and higher experience
>>>these problems when having chacged file ownership.  Thanks again.
>>>For this , include the FAQ in a Wiki is a good option.  One also can
>>>include user tips.
>>You should have paid closer attention to the discussion.  This would be
>>just the kind of confusion we don't need.  Having people update the
>>"FAQ" with a "tip" that was *already* in the "FAQ" would just cause
>>more confusion.
>I have to say that I agree with cgf.  I should have looked in the FAQ
>before, it would have saved some typing.  I have had exactly the same
>issue before and perhaps didn't find the answer at that time.  People
>who come from a UNIX background tend to use chown or chmod but may have
>already deleted chown.exe and chmod.exe.  Perhaps adding the exact
>cacls invocation in the FAQ would be helpful

Good point.  Do you (or anyone) want to suggest some wording for that
section of the FAQ?


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