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Re: suggestion for set-file-modes

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: suggestion for set-file-modes
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:18:55 +0900

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
> `-rw-rwxr-x' seems easier to type than `a+r,ug+w,go+x'

You needn't type that, of course; I'd probably use "ug=rwx,o=rx".
Familiar, easy to type, and to understand.

> but we don't need decide what notation is preferable as we can
> support all of them.

Why complicate the code to support the "-rw-rwxr-x" format though?  It's
not used by any other software, and offers no obvious advantage in


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