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Re: emacs early on could have known it could not write a non owned file


From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: emacs early on could have known it could not write a non owned file
Date: 29 Oct 2001 14:54:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

> Be root and
> # touch /tmp/a
> now as a regular user, try to C-x C-w /tmp/a some file.
> File `/tmp/a' exists; overwrite? (y or n) y
> File a is write-protected; try to save anyway? (yes or no) yes
> Doing chmod: operation not permitted, /tmp/a
> 
> Ok, Emacs, being college educated, should, instead giving me two quiz
> questions, have detected the certain failure way back at line zero,
> and so informed the user.  [root excepted: root should only get the
> first warning...]

Any chance you implement this, Dan?



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