File permissions when using ACLs

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Mar 11 13:36:00 GMT 2014

On Mar 11 08:40, Charles Plager wrote:
> Hi Andrey,
> I understand that Cygwin is emulating POSIX permissions (and, yes, we
> already turn this off using the /etc/fstab).  What I don't understand
> is why it uses "special" permissions and not the standard "read/write"
> options that are available.
> One possibility I just though of: Cygwin uses special permissions in
> the case where the file is not executable (but readable or
> readable/writable)?  I guess I can see that.

That, and the FILE_DELETE_CHILD flag.  But you're just looking into the
simplified output on the security tab.  The "advanced" view is a bit
more helpful, though not exactly.

> I'd still love to hear from anybody who's experienced the vanishing
> permissions...

Never seen that.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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