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bug#29069: bug#31043: [PATCH] changed presentation in 'File permissions'
bug#29069: bug#31043: [PATCH] changed presentation in 'File permissions' in 'numeric, modes'
Tue, 3 Apr 2018 15:10:21 -0700
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On 04/03/2018 12:29 PM, kalle wrote:
But what do you think of my teaching concept, to try to explain why a
`7' in `755' means =4+2+1=111=rwx="rwx for owner", which is assumed as
self-evident or intuitive in both the original text and your patch?
I think it's out of place in the coreutils manual, just as (for example)
the manual need not mention computer keyboard layouts in order to tell
users how to type 'sort -r'. Assuming basic computer concepts simplifies
the manual and makes it easier for typical users to read, which is a win.
where would be a place, to formulate the problem `7=4+2+1'
One place would be:
Why didn't you take over my correction from "are sometimes special" to
"have a special meaning for directories" ?
I didn't think that was necessary, since the parenthesized
cross-reference already mentioned "Directory". The main point here is
that the leading "0" is not necessary, not that excess leading "0"s
sometimes have special meanings.