Changing File Permissions in Cygwin (Windows 8)
I tried to change the permissions of my ssh private/public keys in the .ssh directory under Cygwin on Windows 8 and it didn’t work. This seems to be a bug in Cygwin but there is a work around that I found through SuperUser.
chgrp -R Users ~/.ssh
Now all you need to do is run the chmod commands as usual and all should work.
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