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Re: [PATCH v2] POSIX ACL support

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] POSIX ACL support
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:19:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Romain Francoise <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Eli,


>>> +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.

| Return nil if file does not exist or is not accessible, or if Emacs is
| not able to determine the ACL entries.  The latter happens, if Emacs was
| not compiled with ACL support, or a remote file handler returns nil
| ACL entries.  */)

Similar wording could be applied to file-selinux-context and

Once the patch is installed in the trunk (i.e., the interface is
stabilized), I will try to implement corresponding file name handlers.

> Thanks!

Best regards, Michael.

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