File perms for conf files

Mark Rousell markr at
Mon Jan 2 00:44:06 CET 2017

On 31/12/2016 19:59, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> I need to add a (c):
> (c) What should the perms be on Windows?
> Right now I'm just uncompressing files directly into the GnuPG data
> directory on Win32.  For all I know that's sufficient; for all I know
> it's wrong.

If you're uncompressing them into %appdata%\gnupg then they should
inherit permissions from the parent directory which, as far as I can
tell, should be entirely correct.

On my Windows 10, the current permissions are Full Control for SYSTEM,
the Administrators group, and the current user. (I think the
Administrators group is only added if an administrator has used Windows
Explorer to look in the user's home folder hierarchy).

Mark Rousell

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