Cygwin 1.7 ACLs

Corinna Vinschen
Mon May 4 09:20:00 GMT 2009

On Apr 30 14:35, Darren Syzling wrote:
> I'm trying cygwin 1.7 for the first time. I have an existing subversion  
> area created with a windows version of subversion. I used patch to apply  
> a diff to an individual file. Before the patch the file permissions were  
> inheriting from it's parent - which included the Users group,  
> Administrators, my own local id and SYSTEM.

Cygwin is a POSIX environment.  The ACLs are set according to POSIX
rules, not according to Win32 rules.

> I'm just wondering how other people cope with these issues?

If you really need Win32 ACL rules, see


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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