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Re: [PATCH v2] POSIX ACL support

From: Romain Francoise
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] POSIX ACL support
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:45:46 +0100

Hi Eli,

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Suggest an additional entry "@cindex access control list" here.


> We don't mention "ACL" or explain it anywhere else in the manual.  So
> this acronym should be explained here, and its first use should use
> @dfn, as we do with any new terminology.

Makes sense. I'll try to come up with a description general enough to
apply to all potential platforms.

>> +DEFUN ("file-acl", Ffile_acl, Sfile_acl, 1, 1, 0,
>> +       doc: /* Return ACL entries of file named FILENAME, as a string.
>> +Return nil if file does not exist or is not accessible, or if Emacs was
>> +not compiled with ACL support.  */)

> The last sentence of the doc string is inaccurate, because remote
> files are supported even if Emacs was not built with ACL support.

Yes... if there's an implementation of file-acl for the remote handler.
This bit was inherited from the SELinux functions, which have a similar
docstring. I'm not sure how to phrase it better, though.


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