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Re: backup method

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: backup method
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 18:50:55 -0500
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> So I suggest not making backupfiles in world-writable directories.

Agreed.  It's a security hole since the backup file name is predictable.

> At least not in the world-writable directory itself. I setup
> ~/.tmp/backups as my backups dir here.

Of course the deciding factor is whether the directory where the backup file
will be put is world-writable.


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