This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Spurious executable bits keep turning up

Corinna Vinschen <> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 12:34:23PM +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> Sorry if this is an FAQ, I've searched the archives but found nothing.
>> I run under XP, CYGWIN=tty ntsec.
>> Files produced by a range of mechanisms (at least FileOutputStream in
>> Java, xemacs, MS Word) show up as executable (-rwxrwxrwx), which is
>> somewhere between distracting, irritating and a real problem.  What am
>> I doing wrong?
> Nothing.  The executable bit is set by default on files created with
> native Windows apps.  Annoying but true.

Thanks for the succinct and helpful answer.  Does the use of the word
'default' mean there's anything I can do at the permissions/security
level within XP to change this?

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
                      Half-time member of W3C Team
     2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440
	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail:
 [mail really from me _always_ has this .sig -- mail without it is forged spam]

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]