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Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files

From: paul vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:14:58 +0000
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On 3/15/2012 6:12 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> 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.

making this always be ~/@ rather than ./@ would fix this, even on
dropbox systems, wouldn't it?

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