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Re: Root emacs weirdness


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Root emacs weirdness
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:55:17 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:

> notbob wrote:
> > While learning about linux gutz, I used emacs dired by root to edit
> > /proc/sys/kernel/dmesg_restrict file from a 1 to a 0.
> 
> Your misunderstanding starts with missing that the entire /proc is not
> a real filesystem.  It is a fake filesystem.  It is meant as a way to
> present kernel data to the user.  It is not intended to hold random
> files.  When you try to create backups in that directory the backup of
> the file can't exist there.

Perhaps backups should be inhibited by default for /proc.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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