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Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:12:34 -0700

On 2012-03-15, at 11:04 AM, Jon Steinhart wrote:

> But times have changed, and it doesn't work well with new stuff
> like dropbox.

And dropbox is not a typical directory in the filesystem.  If you use a service 
that explicitly makes files publicly available you shouldn't be surprised when 
it does what it's advertised to do.

MH – quite reasonably – assumes UNIX filesystem semantics.  In particular, it 
assumes the permission bits are honoured, and it uses those bits to protect the 
file from public scrutiny.  If dropbox chooses to ignore the permission bits, 
that's hardly MH's fault.


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