Fixing file permissions on network shares in Cygwin

Are you seeing question marks on network shares in mapped drives?

See this page for more information. Basically, modifying the /etc/fstab fixes the problem:

# For a description of the file format, see the Users Guide

# This is default anyway:
# none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0

# noacl = use the ntfs permissions
C:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin ntfs binary,auto,noacl 0 0
C:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib ntfs binary,auto,noacl 0 0
C:/cygwin / ntfs binary,auto,noacl 0 0
none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,user,noacl 0 0

7zip ”default programs” on Vista and later

Unfortunately 7zip doesn’t support ”Default programs” feature available in windows vista and later. Here’s a thread to associate 7zip to default programs by using a simple reg file.