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chmod not working on cygwin

Posted on 2002-05-17
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I'm running cygwin and I change the protections with chmod but nothing happens? What do I need to do?


$ ls -l
total 2
-rw-r--r--    1 Administ None         1675 May 17 14:48 fsmake13

$ chmod -v u+x fsmake13
mode of `fsmake13' changed to 0744 (rwxr--r--)

$ ls -l
total 2
-rw-r--r--    1 Administ None         1675 May 17 14:48 fsmake13

$ whoami
Administrator
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You have to set your CYGWIN environment variable to "ntsec" or "ntea", depending on whether you use NTFS or FAT32. See the Cygwin FAQ entry on this for more info:

http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_4.html#SEC45
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I guess this is the correct way to go but I can't understand why the rest of the people at work don't have this option set.
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