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Re: set-file-modes on w32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: set-file-modes on w32
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:19:02 +0200

> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:39:19 +0200
> Cc: Emacs-Devel devel <address@hidden>
> > Not much: W32 file systems tend to have very few mode bits (although NTFS
> > supports ACLs): they are Archive, Read Only, Hidden, and System.  I think
> > that `set-file-modes' only affects R.
> Thanks, that was what I expected.
> But should not set-file-modes doc string reflect this in some way?

set-file-modes does on Windows what it meaningfully can.  Some day, a
more thorough implementation based on native Windows file security
might do the same it does on Windows.  I don't think users should
bother about these differences in implementation.

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