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bug#6953: 24.0.50; serious security bug in create backup files


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#6953: 24.0.50; serious security bug in create backup files
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:32:54 +0200

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> On the other hand, simply creating a mode 700 directory does not
>> necessarily make it private, you have to use AFS commands to set ACLs.
>> But the approach of having backup files in a special directory would
>> be closer to how AFS normally works.
>
> The situation on MS-Windows is almost exactly the same.  Files put in
> private directories are private by default, but creating a new private
> directory requires using Windows-specific ACL APIs.
>
> Maybe it's time to have this functionality in Emacs.

Yes, please.





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