Too Many Permissions Stripped In 1.7.35?

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Feb 27 15:53:00 GMT 2015

On Feb 27 09:57, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin <at>> writes:
> > Good point.  Right now the group permissions are == owner permissions in
> > the case the owner and group are the same.  Maybe it would be better to
> > remove all group permission bits if owner SID == group SID instead. 
> I think that would be defendable since it is purely based on how Windows and
> POSIX treat groups and users in different ways and not an artificial
> exception that Cygwin makes on top of that.

Come to think of it, this would also drop the requirement to enforce
primary group "Users" for the so-called "Microsoft Accounts", which have
their own SID as group SID in the user token by default.

Hmm, I'm really warming up to this change...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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