Problems with screen on Windows 10 Preview system

Corinna Vinschen
Sat May 2 19:05:00 GMT 2015

On May  2 11:51, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 2 May 2015 at 07:47, Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> > On May  1 17:32, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > Workaround:  Set the primary group to the affected files explicitely to
> > an existing group which is in your user token.  That would typically be
> > the group "users", e.g.
> >
> >   chgrp users /tmp/uscreens
> >
> > should work, and then you can chmod it and screen should stop
> > complaining.
> >
> Thank you for answering while you are on vacation. I am going to see
> if a /etc/passwd and /etc/group entry to better fix that long term.

Setting the group permanently without patching Cygwin and without passwd
and group files:

As outlined in this section, add this to the SAM description field for
your account:

  <cygwin group="Users"/>


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