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Re: vi stealing SYSTEM-owned permissions and ownership

On 11/4/2013 9:50 AM, Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] wrote:
Haha, yes. But if my students have to administer remote
production-machines, most of the time they have no other option. I want them
to succeed where others fail.

Reading this thread, it looks like it digressed far away from the original point
($subject) as to why "vi" did not keep the original owner of an edited file.
(also pointed out was that "nano" did)...  A reasonable expectation, IMO.

I noted the same thing (to myself).  When I looked at the information
provided, I was left with the distinct impression that the 'vi' in use
was not a Cygwin version.  The fact that the file edited with it had no
POSIX permissions was a red flag for me.  I was going to suggest checking
this but as the conversation had already drifted into other areas, it
seemed of small concern to the larger issues being discussed.



A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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