Issues with ACL settings after updating to the latest cygwin.dll

xnor xnoreq@gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 17:39:00 GMT 2016


>It was always the case.
>Permissions are NOT REQUIRED to be ordered in a specific way, but 
>Explorer is
>only capable of editing them in the only one way.
>Means, Explorer is deficient. Explorer. Not Windows. Windows is 
>perfectly
>capable of handling the Cygwin ACL in the intended way.
No, it really wasn't.

The ACLs were fine until the change in the new Cygwin version. Now there 
are 12 ACL entries, all non inherited / inheritance is broken, for each 
file...

Also, I always ways able to change ACLs through Explorer without 
warnings, which I need to do from time to time.

I'm sorry but all of this can be summed up as bad design.


I've explained what ACLs should be added by Cygwin in a related message. 
By making use of default, inherited ACLs, at most 3 (+1 for whatever 
NULL SID is doing ...) are needed. At least I see no reason why there 
should be such a bloat.

Besides, if cygwin set ACLs properly on the root folder this could be 
reduced to 0 additional non-inherited ACLs for many files.


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