[ANNOUNCEMENT] (last?) TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.35-0.5

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Sat Feb 28 00:06:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Habermann, David (D)!

>> Since Cygwin 1.7.34, chmod does not always affect the POSIX permission
>>  mask as returned by stat(2) or printed by ls(1), due to the improved
>>  POSIX ACL handling.  As a temporary workaround, chmod now checks if

> I'm a neophyte regarding this ACL handling stuff.  Here is my usage model,
> which probably isn't that far from the model for many Cygwin users:  I use
> Cygwin to process/manage files within the c:\cygwin folder structure, and a
> very limited number of other folders/files (e.g. /cygdrive/f/backups/...). 
> I don't require complex security on any of these, and would like to keep things very simple.

> 1) Are there any ACL records that might be inherited from windows down into
> my structures (I'm in a corporate environment where the corporation "messes"
> with many things, so our windows might not be "as out of the box").

There's no ACL inheritance enabled inside Cygwin root by default, so no.
To your backups folder, the answer depends on your fstab settings.

> 2) How can I detect/eliminate any ACLs within my folder structures of interest?

You better don't.

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 27.02.2015, <23:53>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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