Subject: Re: bin/7713: you can wall while mesg n
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Holland <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/1999 20:11:40
> > Add check for your own tty being group writable, unless you're
> > root (in which case issuing a warning might be useful.) Using
> > stderr to get the tty is probably advisable, and if there
> > doesn't seem to be a tty it's probably better to let the wall
> > go through...
> What do other sytems do in this case?
Solaris and Linux are the same; then again, it's all the same code
base, so that's hardly surprising.
- David A. Holland | VINO project home page:
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