Subject: Re: read on dirs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 03/11/2001 13:24:00
Directories can only be written with the appropriate syscalls.
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> could someone explain me the difference between netbsd and linux when
> trying to read directory as file (for example when typing cat <directory>
> by accident).
> linux gives that it's directory not file and refused which i think it's
> but with netbsd i CAN read directory as file and got binary output from
> what is it used for and what about security issues? could directory be
> written directly too?!