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sed changing rw to r permissions on files in WSL

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From: Christopher M.
Date: Fri 22nd May, 9:55am
"Alastair Haldane"                               wrote:

> Thanks all for your input, it does seem to be an issue with file permissions in windows, independent of Bash. Folders marked read only, revert back to read only immediately after being unchecked, 
> so it could have something to do with a recent update. I can work around it for now. 

For the relatively small files we're working with, you can just use:

  sed .... < infield > outfile && mv outfile infile

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