Execute permission not set when creating files
Tue Oct 28 22:23:00 GMT 2008
John Cooper wrote:
> I've just upgraded to the latest version of Cygwin (1.5.25-15) and found
> that the execute bit is not getting set when I create files:
> $ umask 'u=rwx,g=r,o=r'
> $ touch a
> $ ls -l a
> -rw-r--r-- 1 John None 0 Oct 28 21:42 a
> (the execute permission also doesn't get set when I use the default umask
I don't think I've met a POSIX-like system yet that automatically
creates things with any +x bits set. From a security perspective, this
makes sense; the user must request something be executable before it can
be executed. (Some things, e.g. gcc, will add the +x when it makes sense.)
Windows is unique (or at least unusual) in making things like "My Wish
List.doc" and "Pamela Xmas.jpg" executable.
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