Win 7 - permissions problem on hgrc

Pete Brunet peter.brunet at
Fri Aug 23 15:08:21 UTC 2013

In case this might be helpful to someone...

I was having problems with Mercurial yesterday which was due to repo's
hgrc owner being Adminstrators, not Pete.  After going into the Win 7
security properties, adding myself (Pete) to the list (with full
control), and then using chown to change the owner to Pete my problems
went away.  Sensing that the problem was due to the use of Cream/Vim I
edited hgrc with Cream/Vim and the ownership of the file changed back to
Administrators.  When Cream/Vim starts up I was being asked to give it
administrator privileges.  So editing the file with administrator
privilege was the problem.  I went to the Compatibility tab of the
property sheet for Cream/Vim at c:\Program Files
(x86)\vim\vim73\gvim.exe and unchecked Run this program as an
administrator.  That fixed the problem.


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