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Re: Fwd: [bug #17877] Invalid "No such file or directory" error on files

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Fwd: [bug #17877] Invalid "No such file or directory" error on filesystem without stable inode numbers
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 14:23:56 +0200

"James Youngman" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 10/4/06, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The resulting down side is that the old version of find is
>> susceptible to a nasty type of attack when traversing a directory
>> that is writable by another user.
> I think even oldfind (i.e. version 4.2.x and the alternate binary in
> 4.3.x) has sufficient defences against that.   The advantage that the
> fts-based find has over the older code is that it can traverse
> extremely deep directory hierarchies because it isn't recursive.   The
> fts-based find code is also simpler.

Oh, sorry to falsely impugn :-)
I forgot that the old one used full relative names and not chdir.

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