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Re: not updating unwritable cache ../config.cache
- To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
- Subject: Re: not updating unwritable cache ../config.cache
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>
- Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 14:40:56 +0200
- CC: Kai Henningsen <kai at cats dot ms>, cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Earnie Boyd wrote:
> "ntsec" is definitely the wrong option here. If you want extended attributes
> you can turn this on with "ntea". CAUTION: doing this on a FAT partition will
> cause file in the root of all FAT drives accessed by cygwin to grow a large
> file that isn't easily delete-able to be created. Also, all diskettes will
> have the "EA DATA" system file as well.
'ntsec' is definitely not the wrong option. 'ntsec' is the better
choice if you are using NTFS filesystems. 'ntea' is a hack that uses
a cryptic WinNT method for creating and reading hidden file contents.
It's hard to erase them later if you need to do so. Moreover the
method to save this so called 'extended attributes' on FAT partitions
is an impertinence.
If you are working with FAT, unfortunately, try a newer snapshot of
cygwin1.dll. The simulated file ownership should do it for you.
And don't use an account, that is member of the administrators group.
In this case the file owner and the user are diverging.
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