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From: corinna DOT vinschen AT cityweb DOT de (Corinna Vinschen)
Subject: patch to winsup981020: symlink permissions
24 Oct 1998 10:14:03 -0700 :
Message-ID: <36320558.B7D63472.cygnus.cygwin32.developers@cityweb.de>
Mime-Version: 1.0
To: cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

Hello,

I want to suggest a simple patch. Under U*X and Linux, symlinks
doesn't have explicit permissions. It's needless, because the
permissions of the original file are used in fact. So a `ls -l'
on a symlink looks like

  lrwxrwxrwx 1 user  group    14 Oct 24 16:28 link -> orig

If one generates a symlink with cygwin-dll, the links _have_
typical permission bit settings.

  lrwxr-xr-x 1 user  group    14 Oct 24 16:28 link -> orig

I would appreciate, if the
following patch is made to path.cc, which would better reflect
the behaviour of U*X like operating systems.

Best Regards,
Corinna

--- path.cc-orig        Sat Oct 24 17:32:22 1998
+++ path.cc     Sat Oct 24 11:48:21 1998
@@ -1401,7 +1401,7 @@ symlink (const char *topath, const char
       else
        {
          _close (fd);
-         chmod (frompath, S_IFLNK | (STD_RBITS) | (STD_WBITS) |
(STD_XBITS));
+         chmod (frompath, S_IFLNK | S_IRWXU | S_IRWXG | S_IRWXO);
          res = 0;
        }
     }

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