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Re: lynx-dev /tmp failure

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev /tmp failure
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 20:50:11 -0400 (EDT)

> On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Eduardo Chappa L. wrote: 
> > *** Jim Davis (address@hidden) wrote Today: 
> > :)  
> > :) Turns out some idiot (I don't remember it, but must've been me) set 
> > :) /tmp to 0711.  I realize this isn't a real lynx problem, but shouldn't 
> > :) it return an error message of some sort instead of just... hanging? 
> >  
> > The same problem occurs if you define your lynx_cookies file to be in a 
> > place where you don't have permission to write. I think lynx should give 
> > you a warning of a problem here. 
> I tried to reproduce this - both the /tmp thing and the cookie thing - 
> and could not produce any hanging. 

iirc, we're both normally on Linux -

Linux is a bad platform for testing permissions problems since it doesn't
behave as stringently as Unix.  (I can read from a directory which has
"unreadable" permissions - though I've not rechecked that with the 2.2.x
kernel yet).
>     Klaus 

Thomas E. Dickey

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