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Re: tramp (2.0.51); sudo method changes permissions

From: Otto Maddox
Subject: Re: tramp (2.0.51); sudo method changes permissions
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:17:31 +0000

On Wed, 09 Nov 2005 00:11:07 +0100, "Kai Großjohann"
<address@hidden> said:

> Does it work to set backup-by-copying to t?

No, this doesn't help.

> When backup-by-copying is nil (as you are reporting), then Emacs renames 
> the original file foo to foo~, then creates a new file foo.  This 
> ensures that the backup process cannot fail in a disk full situation, 
> making the backup safer.
> On the other hand, backing up by copying is more secure :-)

With respect to backup-by-copying, I didn't see any discussion of
these "disk full" and security issues in the Emacs manual.

Perhaps I missed it?  If not, then maybe it would be good to suggest
their inclusion in the Emacs manual?

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