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Re: file permissions

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-03-27 22:17:14 CET

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 03:45:55PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> 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.

Not really sure. We discussed this a couple months ago or so, but I don't
recall the details of the thread on why we simplified down to just the
executable bit. I know that I preferred that position, but I honestly can't
provide a solid user/technical reason for that basis.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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