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sed changing rw to r permissions on files in WSL

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From: Alastair H.
Date: Thu 21st May 2020, 9:55pm


I'm in WSL and experiencing an issue with sed - with -i to edit inline and overwrite 
the file ( I believe it does this by creating a temp file initially...) the 
permissions of the file in question change from rw to read only. Is this normal 

example for "testfile" (rw permissions): sed -i "s/cat/dog/" testfile
"preserving permissions for 'tempfilename......"
now, "testfile" has read only permissions. 

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├─ THIS   Thu 21st May 2020, 9:55pm, Alastair H.
├─ reply 1   Thu 21st May 2020, 11:38pm, Maktoom A.
├─ reply 2   Fri 22nd May 2020, 5:12am, Alastair H.  O.P.
├─ reply 3   Fri 22nd May 2020, 8:11am, Christopher M.
├─ reply 4   Fri 22nd May 2020, 8:29am, Lee dB.
├─ reply 5   Fri 22nd May 2020, 9:53am, Alastair H.  O.P.
└─ reply 6   Fri 22nd May 2020, 9:55am, Christopher M.
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