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Re: [Nmh-workers] thoughts on tmp*

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] thoughts on tmp*
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:37:29 +0100

Chad Brown wrote:
>I imagine that this usage is relatively low these days, but shared  
>mail folders make use of `mail homedir' look almost like using /tmp  
>again, with a few less opportunities for attack and several more for  
>trouble with remote filesystems.

Mmm. I think my opinion has veered towards trying to get a 1.3
release first, and then after that providing a new tempfile
function which returns a file descriptor to a safe tempfile,
and moving some of the uses over to that. Then we can see
what's left.

-- PMM

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