Problems with file permissions during a build

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Jun 21 21:11:00 GMT 2013

On 6/21/2013 9:19 AM, Arjen Markus wrote:
> Hi Corinna,
> you seem to have hit the right spot. The parent directories had the
> permission ------
> according to Cygwin, but I could still enter them via cd. Things go
> wrong if under Cygwin
> a file gets _copied_ via cp or something similar that takes the file
> permissions according
> to POSIX from the parent file. Then the copy gets the same unuseable
> permissions,
> but this time for real (that is: Windows agrees that they should not
> be readable!)

Windows allows you to traverse directories you don't have access to by



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