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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.

      - Spencer.

hal                    hcking () acssun pstcc cc tn us
   ...The role of President was originally cast with a Mr. Winston Smith
     "Thank you not member of non-existent Red Army infiltration Force"

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