Proposed change for Win9x file permissions...

Christopher Faylor
Mon May 26 18:33:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 07:13:05PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 11:34:46AM -0400, Bill C Riemers wrote:
>> I'm not saying there won't be problems if someone using this patch does something like:
>>     umask 777
>> I'm just saying it is a recoverable mistake.  The umask local to the current process at it's children only.  Executables should
>> still execute, but scripts probably won't.  However, just changing the umask back to something more reasonable recovers the file
>> permissions.  So even the person who edits the change into their .profile or /etc/profile will be able to restore the previous
>> value.
>Ok, we should just try it, I guess.  Chris?  Ok to check in?



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