|Subject:||Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Have rdiff-backup not preserve permissions?|
|Date:||Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:18:40 +0000|
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Which version of windows? There is a known bug in Cygwin which
causes big problem under Windows 8 (but also exists under Windows 7)
by which the 'group' of the cygwin user is set incorrectly. |
To fix this for any future files:
- Look up the group ID of the "Users" group in /etc/group:
cat /etc/group|egrep '^Users:'|cut -f3 -d':'
- Edit your /etc/passwd file. Locate the record for your user. The 4th colon-delimited field is the "primary group" for the user, incorrectly set to a non-existent group. Change that number to the number you found above and save the file.
- Close the cygwin terminal and reopen. Create a new file. It should have group "Users" and you should be able to change its permissions as desired.
To correct existing files with wrong group settings use a recursive chgrp like this (for all files in user's home):
chgrp -R Users ~
It might help?
On 19/03/2013 22:31, Dave Potts wrote:
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