Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jun 20 17:13:00 GMT 2013

On Jun 20 09:07, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> 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.

CYGWIN=ntsec ruled way back when...


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