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RE: umask not working?




Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, David Allsopp!
> 
> > Is this expected behaviour:
> 
> > OPAM+DRA@OPAM ~
> > $ uname -a ; umask ; touch /tmp/foo ; ls -l /tmp/foo ; mkdir /tmp/bar
> > ; touch /tmp/bar/foo ; ls -l /tmp/bar/foo CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW OPAM
> > 2.10.0(0.325/5/3) 2018-02-02 15:21 i686 Cygwin
> > 0022
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 OPAM+DRA OPAM+None 0 Mar 19 13:44 /tmp/foo
> > -rw-rw-r--+ 1 OPAM+DRA OPAM+None 0 Mar 19 13:44 /tmp/bar/foo
> 
> > Why does the file /tmp/bar/foo get g+w when /tmp/foo doesn't - I'm not
> > sure what to look at on my system to diagnose what I may have
> > inadvertently tweaked. The directory itself is:
> 
> > drwxr-xr-x+ 1 OPAM+DRA OPAM+None 0 Mar 19 13:44 /tmp/bar
> 
> Let me guess, /tmp usertemp ?

No - it's default mounts, so /tmp = C:\cygwin\tmp, to which my (non-administrative) user has write access. 

> You have extended ACL on the object. And overall, umask is not a good
> idea in Windows.

"umask is not a good idea in Windows" - where's that come from? (In the actual scenario where I'm being bitten by this, it's because a git checkout is altering files which were 644 to be 664, so whether it's precisely umask or not, the *change* of permissions is the problem).


David


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