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Re: file permissions

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-03-27 21:45:55 CET

On Tue, 2002-03-26 at 20:48, Greg Stein wrote:
> The posix perms aren't very portable, but truth be told, neither is the
> executable bit :-) When we write files, we typically turn on "all bits" and
> let the umask set them properly.

Is there any compelling reason we shouldn't implement this feature just
because it isn't portable? Obviously, we'd have to ignore the
properties on platforms which can't implement them, but I don't see why
that means we should discard the idea entirely.

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Received on Wed Mar 27 21:46:44 2002

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