Current-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: [PATCH] nvi to dont open dirs

On Saturday 20 December 2008, Adam Hoka wrote:
> Hi!
> I think this patch wont cause any harm, but I think its better to ask.
> Anyone objects this? Basically this wont let nvi open a directory for
> "editing". I happen to open dirs accidentaly. :-)

Personally, I'd like to see the ability to open directories preserved.  There 
may be good reasons to avoid writing to a directory.  If so, perhaps that 
could be prevented.

Along the same line, I notice that less/more will no longer open a directory:

# less -f .
. is a directory

contrary to what its man page says:

-f or --force
Forces non-regular files to be opened.  (A non-regular file is a directory or 
a device special file.)


Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index