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Re: Cygwin Everyone group permissions and Vista "shared files" (*not* shared folders)
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Nov 13 15:28, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Barry Kelly wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Understood. But this is allowed under SUSV3. Cygwin has getfacl/setfacl
Barry Kelly wrote:
It disables NT ACL manipulation via chmod, chown and chgrp.
Corinna Vinschen wrote:So what about the "nontsec" option doesn't address your need then?
I, for one, use Cygwin not primarily as a POSIX emulation layer, but as
my main Windows user interface. IMHO in this situation, being posixly
correct is a handicap that Cygwin could do without, at the user's
Erm... I'm not sure what SUSv3 has to do with that.
<http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/>, second paragraph.
Perhaps I'm misreading it but to me this says that chmod and friends
may or may not opt to change access control beyond the realm of the
literal mode. Cygwin's doesn't and that's perfectly valid.
I really don't like the idea to make excemptions just for a small part
of the harddisk which gets mistreated by Microsoft. Don't do Cygwin
stuff in your Windows home dir, create a Cygwin specific home dir
If that's not feasible, switch off ntsec and you get standard Windows
permissions. If the standard Windows permissions are not as you need
them, don't rely on Cygwin's chown/chmod. rather change the inheritence
settings of the parent directory according to your needs. Then you get
the required permissions right from the start. Nothing against using
chown/chmod in some border cases, Berry, but in your situation they are
just a workaround for bad permission settings.
I'm not in disagreement here. Obviously anything that someone decided
to try here would have to meet the performance criteria. To me, it seems
easier to use other available tools to manipulate files in the nontsec
environment. And don't get me started on Vista's "shared" debacle! ;-)
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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