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Re: set-file-modes on w32

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: set-file-modes on w32
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:18:38 +0200

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.

Why not? What happens today if the user tries to do something that is
not supported?

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