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Re: What to do with too-large group ids?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: What to do with too-large group ids?
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 22:53:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>> The file-attributes documentation doesn't say that uid/gid can be cons
>> pairs when uid/gid is higher than the integer limit, is that a bug?
> The documentation appears to agree with the code: some numbers can be
> conses, but uid/gid cannot.
> I think I'll use -1 -- that's what Ange-FTP does.  Emacs is kind
> enough to return -1 when parsing a too-large number already, so now I
> only have to do a fix for XEmacs.  For that, I'll have to talk to some
> other people, though :-)

Err, but isn't this a bug in file-attributes?  I believe there are
systems where uid/gid is 32bit.  Does Emacs just break on those

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