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From: Brian Inglis <>
Subject: Re: umask problem: wrong permissions for new files
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:25:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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On 2018-04-20 04:03, Ulli Horlacher wrote:
> cygwin umask does not work as expected:
> /tmp: uname -a; umask; rm -f zz; touch zz; ls -l zz
> Linux diaspora 4.4.0-119-generic #143-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 2 16:08:24 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> 0022
> -rw-r--r-- 1 framstag users 0 Apr 20 12:00 zz
> /tmp: uname -a; umask; rm -f zz; touch zz; ls -l zz
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1 WIN-LS0QDOSDIBL 2.10.0(0.325/5/3) 2018-02-02 15:21 i686 Cygwin
> 0022
> -rw-rw----+ 1 admin None 0 Apr 20 12:00 zz
> Why do not have new files mode -rw-r--r-- on cygwin?

Cygwin supports Windows ACLs as POSIX ACLs, which are also supported by Linux.
Use setfacl to set similar default ACLs (DACLs) on a Linux directory, rerun your
test there, and you should see similar results.

*Never* remove DACLs from any Windows directory which will *ever* be used with
any non-Cygwin Windows program: /undefined behaviour/ will result.
Mostly neither Cygwin nor Windows programs will be able to do anything with
those files until you fix the permissions problems using elevated commands ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-04-20 13:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-20 10:04 Ulli Horlacher
2018-04-20 12:47 ` Houder
2018-04-20 12:53   ` Houder
2018-04-20 13:07 ` Corinna Vinschen
2018-04-20 13:25 ` Brian Inglis [this message]
2018-04-26 14:38   ` Ulli Horlacher
2018-04-27  9:05     ` Andrey Repin
2018-04-27  9:27       ` Eliot Moss

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