win dirs don't handle lack of inherited rule(?): getfacl + tar dir Warning: Cannot acl_to_text: Invalid argument

Brian Inglis
Fri Mar 15 12:25:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-03-13 05:34, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Per POSIX, the normal acl (ACL_TYPE_ACCESS) and the inheritance acl
> (ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT) are two separate lists.  So we have the
> ACL_TYPE_ACCESS with 9 entries and the ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT with 0 entries.
> And while empty ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT acls are valid per POSIX, the Cygwin
> function creating the text representation for an acl didn't allow
> empty acls.
> I pushed a patch and uploaded new developer snapshots to

In my experience no DACLs results in no POSIX permissions for Cygwin programs,
although Explorer and some other Windows programs can see and read them.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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