Files and Directories created by cygwin utilities do not have inheritance on

Rob Stevens
Fri Jun 18 15:02:09 GMT 2021

Whenever I create a new file or directory
using a cygwin utility, that object does
not have the property that it inherits
ACLs from its container.

This appears to be true whether or not
the noacl mount flag is on it the fstab.

By contrast, using a windows utility
(eg notepad or explorer) to create
a new file/directory does have that
property set on the newly created
object, even when the new object
is created under the cygwin top
level directory.

Why is this? Is it not important to propagate
changes to the ACLs from the top level
user directory?

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