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Re: .svn/auth/* permissions

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-09-09 17:00:26 CEST

On Mon, 2002-09-09 at 08:02, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> But .svn/auth/ is readable only by the user, so they should be safe.

Just for reference, under Unix, you can still search a directory which
isn't readable. So if .svn/auth were mode 711, the world couldn't ls
it, but they could read files inside it as long as they had read
permission on those files.

It's rare for the x and r bits to have different values on a directory,
though, so I imagine that there's no problem here. I'm just pointing
out that it's the "x" bit which matters, not the "r" bit.

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