Write issue in Cygwin

Initially I was put the title as “Read/Write issue in Cygwin” but, there’s no issue on Read operation but surely it’s on the Write operation, so there we go.

During Windows XP days Write operation never be a problem maybe to some extend if you tighten up the security, however now most of operating system will have stronger access to your file and asking for admin permission.
It’s for our own good, so we just need to deal with it.

  • Go to /etc/fstab
  • Change from
    none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0
    none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,noacl,posix=0,user 0 0

Access Control List, noacl is the keyword. It will solve Cygwin write problem.

There was another post to setup Cygwin terminal with Mintty, that will put aesthetic to your Cygwin setup.


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