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Re: mismatch between what Emacs considers read-only and file permissions


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mismatch between what Emacs considers read-only and file permissions
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:00:09 +0200

> From: Will Parsons <address@hidden>
> Date: 4 Feb 2015 19:53:33 GMT
> 
> > My advice is not to mix Cygwin programs with native Emacs on Windows.
> > Good native ports of Unix and GNU software to Windows are available,
> > and you are advised to use them instead, if you don't want to deal
> > with these incompatibilities.
> 
> I've been using Cywin for over a decade and find it far too useful to
> live without.

Unless you are using applications for which native Windows ports are
not available at all, you can have the same usefulness without Cygwin.

> My real question is the second circumstance, where a file with the
> Unix write bit set is marked read-only by Emacs.  Since it only occurs
> when I log in directly as root in console mode (which I don't do that
> often), I can live with that too, using the same method.  By *why*
> does it happen?

Because using sudo doesn't make you root, it only gives you root's
security privileges.



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