Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cygwin, Vista, and UAC

Cygwin rocks.  Cygwin under Vista with UAC enabled?  Less so.

It’s back to admin accounts in Vista not really being admins, but there’s a hack workaround for it.  Read about it here.

You may have concerns about enabling the Administrator account (which is disabled after Vista’s set up), but it’s a tradeoff, IMO.  Having access to this Administrator account means I can do basic stuff like chown operations, so that’s a plus for me.  Besides, I only switch to that account when I really need it.

1 comment:

Sam Stephens said...

Try running Cygwin using Run As Administrator. It's letting my setfacl commands run that were previously failing

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