wget seemingly modifies file access permissions on XP

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Mar 30 15:09:00 GMT 2016

On Mar 30 16:39, mihau wrote:
> hello,
> (my setup is latest cygwin 32bit on Win XP SP3, logged in as Administrator)
> I have just updated my cygwin installation after a year or so and stumbled upon
> weird behavior with its wget build. it seems to screw file access permissions on
> downloaded files, rendering e.g. downloaded exe files unusable (because even the
> administrator doesnt have the rights to execute them).

Remove your /etc/passwd and /etc/group files.  Don't regeneate them,
they are not required anymore (https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html)
Then try again.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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Red Hat
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