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I am having issues getting cygwin to accept the chmod command:

JonP@price8560p /cygdrive/c/C2dev/Git/c2/bin/ffmpeg
$ chmod -v +x ffmpeg
mode of `ffmpeg' changed from 0644 (rw-r--r--) to 0755 (rwxr-xr-x)

JonP@price8560p /cygdrive/c/C2dev/Git/c2/bin/ffmpeg
$ ls -l
total 33384
-rw-r--r-- 1 JonP Domain Users 17124156 Jun 20 16:57 ffmpeg
-rw-r--r-- 1 JonP Domain Users 17056860 Jun 20 16:57 ffprobe

Anyone have any ideas why after the change above the file still shows as not executable?

Per comments below:

$ df -T /cygdrive/c
Filesystem     Type 1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
C:             ntfs 467159036 162434212 304724824  35% /cygdrive/c
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What does df -T /cygdrive/c tell you? –  Keith Thompson Jun 20 '13 at 22:10
    
This is discussed in the Cygwin FAQ: cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#faq.using.chmod FAT32 filesystems don't have an attribute for +x –  Axel Kemper Jun 21 '13 at 8:37
    
Sorry, I should have noted that I already checked and it is NTFS and not FAT32. $ df -T /cygdrive/c Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on C: ntfs 467159036 162434212 304724824 35% /cygdrive/c –  Jon Price Jun 21 '13 at 13:29
    
Cygwin does some magic with files with the .exe suffix -- and I'd expect that file to be named ffmpeg.exe (but it can also be accessed as ffmpeg for Unix compatibility). What happens if you try mv ffmpeg ffmpeg.exe ; chmod +x ffmpeg.exe? –  Keith Thompson Jun 22 '13 at 1:37
    
I will give that a shot. Problem is, this is getting tar-ed up and moved to a unix machine, s oi will add the extension chmod it, and then remove and see if that helps. –  Jon Price Jul 8 '13 at 15:27

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try chmod -v 0577 ffmpeg. if it doesn't work, use full path of ffmpeg

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Nope, sorry, sadly this doesn't work for me. –  Jon Price Jun 21 '13 at 13:32

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