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Re: Spurious executable bits keep turning up
Corinna Vinschen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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