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Re: suggestion for set-file-modes

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: suggestion for set-file-modes
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:21:28 +0900

address@hidden (Michaël Cadilhac) writes:
>> That would be nice, maybe with separating every part even with the same
>> permissions, e.g. "u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rw" for less editing when the user and
>> group part need different permissions.
>   Well, what if I need to remove writing rights for everybody?  There's
> no canonical notation (why not `ugo=rw,ug+x', or `ugo=rwx,o-x'?), and
> it'd be painful for the user to first read the mode to see if it fits
> his needs, modify them if it's the case or apply a `,a-w' mask after if
> it isn't.

Geez, don't over-complicate things.

There's a perfectly good symbolic mode-input notation, easy to use and
easy enough to parse, we should use it.  If we want to restrict it to
the absolute forms (using "=", not + or -) for simplicity, that's fine


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