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Re: your mail
From: hcking () ACSSUN PSTCC CC TN US (hal)
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 06:46:16 -0400
Just a tidbit: This message sent me running so I can tell you that vim ( that
does create an "backup" file ) creates its files with the same perms as the
file you are editing.
On Wed, 14 Jul 1999, sbr wrote:
I recently started using a new editor called joe, with this editor there is
a feature that if your existing session is terminated, it creates a DEADJOE
in the directory. While editing my shadow file my connection was
terminated, thus leaving the DEADJOE in my /etc directory that was world
readable containing my entire shadow file. I think the problem is self
explanitory. I have emailed the creator and there is no feature to disable
this that I can find or mentioned in the email. My umask setting does not
seem to affect the permissions of DEADJOE.
The operating system is Debian Linux 2.1 kernel 2.2.10 i386.
hal hcking () acssun pstcc cc tn us
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