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Old 07-29-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
homer_3
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user root does not exist (Cygwin)


I can't seem to find any cygwin forums anywhere and was hoping someone here could help me out since cygwin emulates linux. When I do 'su' in cygwin I get "user root does not exist." I was trying to switch to root because I was hoping it would fix another problem I've been having with cygwin. Everything that gets created from cygwin is read-only. Does anyone know how to fix either of these problems?

edit* Welll I found that su isn't ported, but still don't get why cygwin makes everything read only.

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Old 07-30-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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Seems not related to root... What is your umask?

Try set it to 022, which would usually satisfy most people's need

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