Users able to execute windows .exe though execute bit not set

Ronan Waide waider at
Tue Apr 1 14:47:53 GMT 2003

On April 1, nick at said:
> I'm looking for some assistance regarding file permissions and the inability
> to stop the execution of a file even though the execute permission has not
> been set.

Execute bits are a Unix concept. Windows will execute any file it can
read that it understands the extension of and has a handler for.

waider at / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.

"After explaining the situation to the machine clearly with appropriate use of
 a screwdriver..." - Alan Cox

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