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Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] temporary files
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:18:25 -0400

paul wrote:
 > 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?

or making the behavior controllable.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 41.0 degrees)

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