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@ 2015-09-12  1:54   ` Jan Bruun Andersen
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From: Jan Bruun Andersen @ 2015-09-12  1:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
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So, I have just wasted several hours trying to figure out why a backup
program kept screaming about access denied to my .bash_history.

I learned about the intricacies of Windows' ICACLS utility. I
refreshed my memory about ATTRIB. I rebooted. I reinstalled all of
Cygwin. I deleted my .bash_history. And I still got an error message
pointing to C:\cygwin\home\andersen\.bash_history.

Then it hit me. I had mounted C:/Users on /home.

So that .bash_history that I spent hours exercising, the one I had
deleted, changed permissions on, was

C:\Users\andersen\.bash_history, not

Now I'm off to bed.

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