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Re: -perm +... What should still work, what should not?

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: -perm +... What should still work, what should not?
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 18:12:52 +0100
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On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 03:42:38PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:

> I have not managed to wrapo my mind around the POSIX spec for which
> uses of -perm +... actually conflict with POSIX and which should
> continue to work. (NEWS: "Old usages will still continue to work, so
> long as they don't conflict with POSIX.")

Simply put - if the mode string, beginning with +, has a meaning in
POSIX, then it is treated as an exact-match test.  Only if the mode
is not valid under POSIX is '+mode' treated like '/mode'.


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