Solved

chmod not working on cygwin

Posted on 2002-05-17
2
1,054 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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
0
Comment
Question by:JamesHartnett
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
yoren earned 50 total points
ID: 7017568
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:JamesHartnett
ID: 7040465
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.
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Owning a franchise can be the dream of a lifetime. It provides a chance for economic growth. You can be as successful as you want.  To make your franchise successful, you need to market it successfully. Here are six of the best marketing strategies …
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now