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Re: File permissions


From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: File permissions
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 19:34:29 -0400
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On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 03:47:57PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 21:08:59 (+0400), Tobias Brox wrote: ]
> > Subject: File permissions
> >
> > saving, and later restoring simple file permissions and ownership really
> > shouldn't be that hard, and I'd daresay it can be a nice feature,
> > particularly when storing configuration files in cvs.
> 
> There's no way to handle _any_ file attribute change tracking without
> extending the RCS file format.  Period.

And the RCS file format is explicitly extensible.  Read
rcsfile(5); look for "newphrase".

Kaz Kylheku recently took up my challenge to give *valid* reasons
not to track file metadata:
        http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/info-cvs/2001-September/019853.html
I'm semi-convinced :-)

But this:
> Take it up with the RCS maintainers if you want to do something
> productive about it.
is horsefeathers.

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