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[Bug-cssc] [bug #36269] "sccs create" loses execute permissions

From: James Youngman
Subject: [Bug-cssc] [bug #36269] "sccs create" loses execute permissions
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:30:40 +0000
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Update of bug #36269 (project cssc):

                  Status:                    None => Fixed                  


Follow-up Comment #4:

I reconsidered my previous position.

It's least astonishing for us to treat execute bits as we do read bits; if the
umask permits, the gotten file is world-readable; the previous mode of other
files doesn't affect it.   Hence if the history file is executable it's least
surprising for the gotten file to be mode 0777 (modified by the umask).   This
is the Solaris behaviour.

Setting world-execute permissions on the gotten file is unlikely to grant
additional access to anybody since (subject to umask) they can read the gotten
file anyway (hence copy it and chmod it themselves).

I've implemented the feature:


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