I actually started learning Unix and while doing so I stuck here. Though It may seem silly question I'm actually unclear with it so please help me.
I've a file as somefile.txt and a symbolic link which refers to
and I found default permissions for both are
When I change permissions of
chmod ugo=rwx somefile.txt), I found a change in both files as
rwxrwxrwx. But again when I try to change permissions by giving
chmod u-rx somefile.txt, I found change only in
somefile.txt but not in symbolic link. I wonder why? I'm using RedHat cygwin.