Win32All On 64-Bit Operating Systems

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Wed Mar 17 21:43:15 CET 2010

On 3/17/2010 2:59 PM, Tim Golden wrote:
> On 17/03/2010 19:07, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> That's not really so. Windows definitely has the notions of users and
>> groups,
>> they just don't quite align with the POSIX model exactly.
> Yes, my comment was a little blase. I know that Windows has users & groups:
> :)
> I was thinking that you wanted a naive transfer of the Posix concept.
> The "owner" of a file does mean something to Windows (while the "group"
> really doesn't; it's just an artefact of Windows' posix-compatibility)
> but not as much as it does on Posix systems, because the security system
> is much more sophisticated.
> But maybe I'm teaching my grandmother to suck eggs ?

Naw.  The intent is just to provide as similar as possible a user experience.
>From a coding POV, it is surely simpler to just use 'winuser' and 'wingroup',
but I am sort of philosophically wired to not throw information away if
it's a available from the OS.

BTW, wanna beta test a really cool CLI mass file renaming tool????? ;)

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