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vim and file permissions on Windows 7
- From: Cory Riddell <cory at codeware dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 09:44:13 -0500
- Subject: vim and file permissions on Windows 7
My Windows 7 (64-bit) machine is part of a domain and I normally log
into it as a domain user.
Something is misconfigured because Cygwin programs seem to have a
problem with file permissions. For example:
$ ls -l visitor*
----------+ 1 cory Domain Users 3236 2010-07-11 22:37 visitor.cpp
----------+ 1 cory Domain Users 2260 2010-07-14 09:16 visitor.h
If I open visitor.cpp with Cygwin vim, it tells me it is read-only. I
can force a save though with w!. If I open this same file with notepad
or my Windows version of gvim, I can edit and save the file and am never
told it is read-only.
I've been researching quite a bit and I recreated my /etc/passwd and
group files with the -d switch. I thought it had something to do with
the domain, but now I don't think that's the case. I'm starting to think
it might be the filesystem or perhaps how it is mounted. The mount
C:/cygwin/bin on /usr/bin type ntfs (binary,auto)
C:/cygwin/lib on /usr/lib type ntfs (binary,auto)
C:/cygwin on / type ntfs (binary,auto)
C: on /cygdrive/c type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
Y: on /cygdrive/y type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
Drive Y is a mapping to a network location. Interestingly, ls -l
d---------+ 1 ???????? ???????? 24576 2010-07-09 11:18 c
drwx------+ 1 Administrators Domain Users 0 2010-07-14 06:58 y
The c folder looks weird, the y folder looks correct.
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