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Re: Where has the rwxr-xr-x gone from dired?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Where has the rwxr-xr-x gone from dired?
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:07:17 +0300

> From: John Mastro <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:54:06 -0700
> Cc: Davin Pearson <address@hidden>
> (with-eval-after-load 'ls-lisp
>   (setq ls-lisp-use-insert-directory-program t))
> That's what I do on Windows, using ls from Cygwin.

Why from Cygwin?  Native Windows ports of ls.exe do exist.

> There are a potential issues from mixing a native Windows Emacs
> binary with Cygwin binaries, but it's worked well enough for me.

With respect to ls.exe specifically, the issues are that you might see
access information that doesn't match what Emacs can and cannot access
in fact.  The Cygwin emulation of Posix access bits works correctly
only when all the programs involved are Cygwin programs.

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