[Bob.Burger@sagian.com: 1.3.19: Everyone has write access to .lnk symbolic link files]

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Tue Feb 4 19:09:00 GMT 2003

At 06:31 PM 2/4/2003 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>According to the behaviour on Linux, the symlink should always have
>permissions like "rw-r--r--" and only stat() returns "rwxrwxrwx".  The
>change is very easy
>   {
>     /* symlinks are anything for everyone! */
>     if ((attribute & S_IFLNK) == S_IFLNK)
>  -    attribute |= S_IRWXU | S_IRWXG | S_IRWXO;
>  +    attribute = STD_RBITS | STD_WBITS;

Those two lines can actually go away completely because attribute
is already set in path.cc . It should be changed there instead.
>and I actually doubt that it will negatively affect Cygwin but I'm not
>100% sure if I'm missing something.
>What do you think?

If you are missing something, so am I.


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