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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [HEY TOM!] unhelpful error for unreadable directori

From: Andre Majorel
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [HEY TOM!] unhelpful error for unreadable directories
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 17:14:10 +0200
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On 2004-04-25 22:37 -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
> From: Aaron Bentley <address@hidden>

>     > How about this:
>     > "Error encountered checking for nested project trees in %s:\n%s
>     > accessing %s\n", directory, errno_to_string (errn), file);
> That error message is misleading to experts.  How about:
>       Error checking for existence of: foo/{arch}
>          (from lstat): Permission denied (13)

How about:

  E 4269 foo/{arch}: Permission denied

In the man page, in the DIAGNOSTICS section:

  4269 _filename_: _error_
        An error occurred while lstating _filename_. If the error
        is "Permission denied", verify that the parent directory
        is searchable.

Heresy ?

André Majorel

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