Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin

Earnie Boyd
Thu Jun 20 13:12:00 GMT 2013

On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> I assume that, eventually and as-needed, a *small* number of additional
> "hooks" could be added to other code paths than exec/spawn/etc -- such as
> the aforementioned uname(3) thing. (One of the "deltas" between cygwin and
> msys was msys used a really stupid ownership/permission model -- pretend
> current user owns everything; check the DOS R/O bit for +w; check the file
> extension for +x; -- but this can be approximated with existing $CYGWIN
> entries or mount options. I think. So reimplementing that "feature" of MSYS
> would not require any additional hooks).

IIRC that "stupid ownership/permission model" was a part of the
original Cygwin 1.3 and was not modified.


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