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Re: [PATCHES] patches for compiling GNU emacs 21.2 under Cygwin

From: Roman Belenov
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] patches for compiling GNU emacs 21.2 under Cygwin
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 08:57:22 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2 (i386-msvc-nt5.1.2600)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> On cygwin, it makes sense - cygwin's default behaviour on Windows
>> NT and derivative systems is to map Windows permissions (including
>> "Read&Execute") to its own POSIX-like ones, so chmod command above is
>> not a no-op.
> Sorry, I don't understand; please elaborate.  Do you mean to say that 
> Cygwin's port of GCC produces *.exe programs whose Execute bit is not 
> set?  In other words, if I say "gcc hello.c -o hello.exe", do you mean to 
> say that the produced hello.exe cannot be immediately invoked, without 
> running chmod on it first?

It does; I wasn't sure that it could be invoked by any user, but
little experiment shows that it can be. Still not sure that it is
guaranteed in future versions of gcc and cygwin (BTW I couldn't find
anything on permissions of generated files in info files for gcc and
GNU ld).

                                                        With regards, Roman.

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