wget 1.17.x creates odd permissions on downloaded files

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Jun 22 19:36:00 GMT 2016

On 06/22/2016 02:40 PM, Zube wrote:
> wget 1.16.3 seemed to work fine for a simple task, that is to download
> putty.exe from a local http site.  Start up a normal windows cmd.exe,
> download, run, no muss, no fuss.
> The last two wget versions (1.17.1-1 and -2) seem to exhibit the
> following issues when putty.exe is downloaded.
> 1) putty will not execute.  Error is "Access is denied".
> 2) Examining the permissions on putty.exe, the first thing that
> comes up is an error that reads:
> "The permissions on putty.exe are incorrectly ordered, which may
> cause some entries to be ineffective."
> The permissions are odd.  When compared to a working machine (wget
> 1.16.3, cygwin 2.3.1) there is an additional group ("NULL SID") with
> special access of type Deny and several of the other users and groups
> have similar "type Deny" restrictions.
> If I use a browser to download the file or a different version of wget
> (e.g. https://eternallybored.org/misc/wget/) and drop putty.exe in
> the same directory, there are no issues.  It also doesn't matter where
> the file is dropped.
> This occurs on both a Windows 7 64-bit machine that has had
> 32-bit cygwin upgraded multiple times and on a new Windows 10
> 64-bit machine with 32-bit cygwin installed fresh.  It occurs
> under cmd.exe and also under Cygwin.bat, for both administrators
> and non-administrators.
> Any help greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time.

Remember, Cygwin's wget will not create a file with execute permissions
automatically.  You have to do a "chmod +x putty.exe" if you want it to
be recognized as an executable.



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