bat files not automatically assumed to be executable

Fri Jul 17 20:00:00 GMT 2015

the bat file is located outside of cygwin root.

i've tried adding noacl to the fstab and this creates other problems...

rather frustrating...

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Andrey Repin <> wrote:
> Greetings, schilpfamily!
>> i updated my cygwin area recently and now windows bat files will not
>> execute with  "Permission denied" error message. in addition the bat
>> file has permission 644.
>> previous to updating cygwin, all bat files had the execute bit set and
>> were always executable. on the documentation for cygwin, it explicitly
>> says that bat, com and exe files are always executable in cygwin. has
>> this changed?? and if so, why?? this makes it really painful....
> If you bar file is located under cygwin root, you must explicitly give it
> executable permissions.
> If it is located outside Cygwin root, you may go away with deferring ACL
> control to Windows.
> I.e. by amending /etc/fstab to something like
> none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,noacl 0 0
> Ref:
> --
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Friday, July 17, 2015 22:11:36
> Sorry for my terrible english...

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