Subject: Re: Permissions on directories.
To: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/1998 12:43:03
On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, John F. Woods wrote:
> Of course, you realize that the instant you install a "no
> subdirectories in /tmp" feature, someone will complain that they have
> an archive with a dozen or so small files that they can't unpack in
> /tmp because it's structured in directories... Hmm, I think at least
> some versions of Netscape have dropped zip files in /tmp for java
> applets; I wonder if Netscape ever wants to create temporary
> directories for those applets...
That will also break a number of programs that create
subdirectories in /tmp in order to avoid race conditions on
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