chmod failing on user's permissions

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Nov 30 19:10:00 GMT 2016

On Nov 30 09:23, Ben Altman wrote:
> On 11/28/2016 7:00 PM, L. A. Walsh wrote:
> > Ben Altman wrote: When I get a directory listing, it shows for each
> > > file "Unknown+User Unknown+Group" while on the desktop the same files
> > > show my user name that I logged in with and "Domain Users" as the
> > > group.
> > ---
> >     Is your laptop a member of the domain?  How do each of them
> > resolve User&Group ID's?
> > 
> > 
> > > It also shows as unknown if I create a file on the laptop.
> > ----
> > It doesn't sound like your laptop is looking up the ID's from the same
> > location as your desktop, and perhaps more likely,
> > it doesn't sound like your laptop is looking up ID's by checking
> > with the domain.
> > 
> Thanks for you response. I tracked down the issue to there not being any
> /etc/group file. I did a "mkgroup > /etc/group" and the issue went away. I
> am not sure why the file wasn't there.

Because you don't need it in usual circumstances.  You onle need
these files for offline work, if you're disconnected from your AD.



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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