Subject: Re: Permissions on directories.
To: John F. Woods <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
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
	temp files...


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