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Re: [Nmh-workers] tmp file cleanup

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] tmp file cleanup
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:25:19 -0700
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David Levine <address@hidden> writes:

>> >I expect that there are:  anything that's relative to the MH Path
>> >is susceptible.  But again, there may be users out there who depend
>> >on it, and moreso than $TMP.
>> I'm all for backwards compatibility, but in this case I'm with Lyndon:
>> I wouldn't even hesitate chucking this over the side.
> I hate it when upgrades break my configuration.  And I know
> I'm not the only one :-)
> I'll look into deprecating it (".." in a folder name).  I don't
> see a big rush to yank it, given the personal extent of nmh.

Isn't making a relative MHTMPDIR relative to MH Path just as much a
change as disallowing relative paths? Security breaches should be fixed
as soon as they are found. Document in the release notes. Exit with an

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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