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


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: emacs early on could have known it could not write a non owned file
Date: 30 Oct 2001 06:08:28 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Gerd" == Gerd Moellmann <address@hidden> writes:

Gerd> 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...]

Gerd> Any chance you implement this, Dan?

Erm, no, because examining my website, you see that all I am good for
are a few short shell scripts.  Everything else is met with
trepidation.  The formative [learning] years are over too, so I'll
stick with the trepidation.

All the bug reports are so that I can feel like I've "helped the world
today" so that I can cancel out the bad karma of stamping on those
insects, etc.

bugs: i find 'em, you fix 'em :-)
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