[ -w filename ] returns true when permissions are -r--r--r--

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 22 06:58:00 GMT 2011


On Jul 21 22:25, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> On 07/21/11 19:50, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> >On 7/21/2011 9:07 PM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> >>I'm seeing the exact same behavior. I see this on my C drive (I
> >>cd'ed to /tmp). The drive is:
> >
> >Weird.  So what are you using?  XP and Cygwin 1.7.9 or something else?
> Yes. At work XP and 1.7.9.
> 
> Here at home it's Win 7 (VM) and 1.7.7. Still the same:
> 
> Neptune:pwd
> /tmp
> Neptune:df .
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> C:/cygwin             54604900  19369104  35235796  36% /
> Neptune:ll afile
> -r--r--r-- 1 andrew None 0 2011-07-21 22:24 afile
> Neptune:[ -w afile ] && echo writable || echo not writable
> writable
> Neptune:echo abc >> afile
> Neptune:ll afile
> -r--r--r-- 1 andrew None 4 2011-07-21 22:24 afile
> Neptune:uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 Neptune 1.7.7(0.230/5/3) 2010-08-31 09:58 i686 Cygwin
> Neptune:

Output of `id', please?  Is the administrators group in the group
list?  If so, problem solved.


Corinna

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