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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: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 05:37:14 +0300

> From: John Mastro <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:30:48 -0700
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> That's what I do on Windows, using ls from Cygwin.
> >
> > Why from Cygwin?  Native Windows ports of ls.exe do exist.
> My perception when I first started using this setup was that Cygwin was
> the easiest way to get a fairly complete Unix-like command line
> environment.

Easiest doesn't always mean the best.

> > 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.
> I've definitely observed that they report different things but the
> environment where I'm doing this is simple enough that it hasn't been a
> problem. I'm almost always working with files that are on my local
> machine and which I put there, so I rarely need to look at the
> permissions anyway.

Even with local files, this is no longer true on modern Windows
systems.  In particular, files under C:\Users have non-trivial
protection attributes.  So this problem is practically in our face.

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