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Re: ACLs are not handled correctly
On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 11:51:31AM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Dierk Schmedes (2003-10-31 10:15 +0100)
> > Problem: nearly each tool that the create or modify a file/directory (e.g. cp,
> > touch, setfacl) ignore the ALCs of the current directory or add further
> > users/groups to it.
> > Example
> > /home/dierk has the following ACLs (listed with xcalcs.exe from the MS
> > resource
> > kit; same with Explorer)
> > xcalcs F:/cygwin/home/dierk
> > f:\cygwin\home\dierk <domainname>\dierk:F
> > NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(IO)R
> > Now I create a new file (e.g. touch /home/dierk/newfile). Everyone expect that
> > the file has the same rights as my home folder /home/dierk, [...]
> Why? Cygwin doesn't support ACLs and inheritance - including Windows
> ACLs. And "cp" or "touch" don't either - "umask" is the thing they
Cygwin does support ACLs, but only in a POSIX sense. Plus a funny (but
incomplete if it comes to inheritance) implementation of Solaris ACLs.
Cygwin is not Windows but POSIX on top of Windows.
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