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bug#25419: give better message when trying to go to forbidden areas


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#25419: give better message when trying to go to forbidden areas
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:28:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson
>>      <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:44:08 +0800
>> 
>> Do C-x C-f ~root
>> You will see:
>> Setting current directory: Success, /root/
>
> That's because /root has a file-name handler,
> tramp-completion-file-name-handler, and although that handler turns
> around and calls file-accessible-directory-p, the value of errno is
> lost in transition:
>
>   /* If the file name has special constructs in it,
>      call the corresponding file handler.  */
>   handler = Ffind_file_name_handler (absname, Qfile_accessible_directory_p);
>   if (!NILP (handler))
>     {
>       Lisp_Object r = call2 (handler, Qfile_accessible_directory_p, absname);
>       errno = 0;
>       return r;
>     }
>
> Is there any better way than arbitrarily set errno to EACCES if the
> handler returns something other than t?

AFAICT, not without changing the interface of
file-accessible-directory-p file handler, no.





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