objects created in a dir w/cygwin mangled perms; inherit no-access

Sam Edge sam.edge@gmx.com
Thu Jul 15 08:23:39 GMT 2021

On 15/07/2021 08:02, L A Walsh wrote:

> On 2021/07/07 11:43, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> Sorta, actually the cygtree mounted at 'C:\'. 
>> Ugh. Been there twenty years ago. Had a lot of unexpected issues and 
>> finally opted out of it.
>     If you have ever boot to a rescue system running from
> your hard drive -- you have the choice of using all your cygwin
> tools to recover your system, or to just use Windows tools.
After wading through the unsolicited self-congratulation a few observations.

1. You want support from the Cygwin community for problems you're having 
despite having installed it in a way that is expressly discouraged. 
(https://cygwin.com/faq.html#faq.setup.c) Good luck with that.

2. You've not bothered to search the archives or even read the manual, 
specifically https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html#ntsec-files but 
instead immediately assume a flaw in the code. Not very scientific ... 
or polite.

(By the way, the permission workaround is another good reason for not 
installing in system root if advice from the authors of Cygwin - Corinna 
et al - isn't enough for you.)

3. Installing Cygwin under, say, C:\cygwin64 does not prevent you from 
using it for recovery.



Sam Edge

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