Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1998/10/24/18:31:38

From: cgf AT cygnus DOT com (Christopher Faylor)
Subject: Re: patch to winsup981020: symlink permissions
24 Oct 1998 18:31:38 -0700 :
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To: Corinna Vinschen <corinna DOT vinschen AT cityweb DOT de>,
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On Sat, Oct 24, 1998 at 06:50:32PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>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, which would better reflect
>the behaviour of U*X like operating systems.



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