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Re: File permissions different inside and outside cygwin root
- From: Duane Ellis <duane at duaneellis dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 08:02:32 -0700
- Subject: Re: File permissions different inside and outside cygwin root
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>> (from the archive - permissions inside and outside of /cygwin get messed up)
I think this is *THE* cause of my problems.
My question is how do I turn this of 100% totally - and completely?
How it is effecting me:
In my case, I *OFTEN* edit source code using âemacs-w32â under cygwin.
and often refer to files via a filename like this /cygdrive/c/some/path/foo.c
Sadly what happens in the end is, the ACL gets set to the point where I cannot edit source files.
Another common example is this:
Step 1: On Linux - create a âtar.gzâ of a source directory.
tar cfz foo.tar.gz somedirectory
(In my case, it is an open source package that *must* build under both cygwin and linux)
I need to move the code back and forth - to make sure my changes donât break things
Step 2: Pull that tar file over to Cygwin (I use cygwin64)
Step 3: Unpack the tar.gz file using CYGWIN
tar xfz foo.bar.tz
I specifically use âemacs-w32â - to edit the source code.
It seems that *randomly* the ACL gets totally bunkered
Maybe there is a method to this madness, but I canât figure out the exact sequence
I am *NOT* building or doing this under any Cygwin mount
I should not need to, and I should not be required to
I specifically use: /cygdrive/c/some/path/
This does not *require* the âtar-copyâ method
Using CYGWIN - I âgit cloneâ some repository and edit the files in the standard way
It seems to be more predominant when I copy via TAR across systems.
I can no longer edit my source code.
I would end up having to âright clickâ permissions and fix things using windows tools
It seems the ACLs are totally messed up
Bottom line, my expected behavior
I should be able to use a simple editor - i.e.: Emacs-w32
I should be able to edit a source code file
When I save the source code file - the permissions *before* and *after* should be identical
They are not, permissions are totally messed up.
What ever I am seeing, it is fundamentally broken.
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