Permission Denied

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Aug 29 22:46:02 EDT 2007

Quoting Stephen Grant Brown <s_g_brown at>:

>> By "go back into ..." do you mean via a 'cmd' prompt?  Or through
>> the graphical file explorer?
> I use the graphical file explorer to make the file  visible on screen 
> and then I double left click msysDTK-1.0.1.exe.
> Vista then asks me if I want to run the file. I reply yes.
> Where do I instal the file given that is in 
> c:/soft/downloads and I have not touched or

Ahh, yeah, the graphical "explorer" is way different, so your experience
there is quite (unfortunately) irrelevant to what we need to do.

>> If you go in through the cmd prompt, does it STILL ask this of
>> you when you try to execute the .exe?
> I use msys cmd prompt, cd to c:/soft/downloads.

Well, I was even thinking about "cmd", not the msys commandline.
But msys should be good too....

> chmod a+w msys*
> does not change file permisions

what about "chmod a+x msysDTK-1.0.1.exe" ??

> msysDTK-1.0.1.exe =>
> sh: ./msysDTK-1.0.1.exe permission denied
> ie I cannot execute msysDTK-1.0.1.exe via mys command prompt
> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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