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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Chmod task for Windows
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:33:56 GMT
On Fri, 25 Jan 2002 07:36, Magesh Umasankar wrote:
> > Theres also the difficulty that some windows platforms (ie cygwin)
> actually
> > support chmod to some degree or another. So we would be blocking people
> who
> > already used chmod on win32.
> Perhaps checking for existence of chmod before using attrib.exe
> on windows would be neat?

That would be pretty neat ;) 

However I could still imagine a user wanting to run attrib even if chmod is 
present. For instance it is conceivable that the user may want to set the 
archive bit on the dos filesystem which I guess would not be doable via chmod 
(even if it was installed) but would be possible via attrib.



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