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Re: What permissions should /home/user/.. have?
On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 01:43:34PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 02/13/2010 05:08 AM, Gary wrote:
> >Weird question maybe, but what permissions should the ".." directory
> >entry have that sits in /home/<user>?
> >I'm getting some weird behaviour from grep -r (in my home directory it
> >appears to be traversing up the .. entry and trying to access other
> >users' files) and wondering if the permissions are the cause.
> You sure you don't have a symlink or mount that grep can traverse in
> that directory?
Hmm. There are some symlinks, but not to the other user's home
I know what it is. User error, I suppose. I did:
$ grep -Irl foo .*
I should have done
$ grep -Irl foo .[^\.]*
which correctly searches just the dotfiles without traversing "..".
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