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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla1.2 on cygwin

From: Adrian Irving-Beer
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla1.2 on cygwin
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 00:12:55 -0500
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On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 11:18:03AM -0600, Parker, Ron wrote:

> The one caveat may be that file permission metadata might be fully
> handled.  I know Cygwin on NT/2000/XP can use extended attributes on
> FAT to support permissions, but this still does not address the 9x/ME
> systems.  In this case my preference would be to disallow permissions
> changes based upon the apparent permissions on these platforms.

From what I understand of the document I just found on Cygwin
permissions, default under DOS-based platforms is at least 444, and
possibly writable depending on filesystem read-only bit.  Mind you, I
don't know if this is 644, 664, or 666!

One would also have to address the issue of freshly-added files under
Win9x/ME.  Certainly, even if 644 is a sensible default, is that 644 or
755?  Would be dead ugly if all new files were executable on all
platforms.  I remember seeing a whole lot of green on my Cygwin 'ls

'tla chmod' for Cygwin-on-DOS versions?  And possibly the ability to
specify a default tree pseudo-mode?  Seems to me this is the only sane

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