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[Lynx-dev] Re: Bug#267356: lynx-cur: mystery meat directories in /tmp

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Re: Bug#267356: lynx-cur: mystery meat directories in /tmp
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 05:16:09 +0800

A> Well, if you set LYNX_TEMP_SPACE=~/.lynxtmp and created
>> But I like the tmp files to be in /tmp, I just want it to be clear
>> upon even just a quick look, and by default with no extra settings, to
>> all people who look, what program is doing it, else one might think it
>> is some Trojan horse program.

A> I asked the upstream and got a reply as follows:

>> He thinks it's bad because he can't tell which session of lynx is
>> associated with a given file.  That would be nice, but that's one of
>> the details that would make it less secure.

A> So I think this is not a bug.

A wishlist item actually.

I'm saying that there is a directory in /tmp that should reveal via
its name that it was created by lynx (and not by e.g., gimp), that's all.

Let's look around /tmp on my computer:
orbit-jidanni/ esrv1000-jidanni1= ssh-szuwiB1755/ gconfd-jidanni/
See, the trend these days is to put what program made the dir out in front.

A> BTW, I forwarded some of your reports to the upstream
A> and had an impression that it would be better if you
A> subscribe to address@hidden and send your request
A> to the upstream directly.

Yes. I'll send this directly too and see if I am still/ever was subscribed.

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