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Re: [minor] umask 400 causes here-{doc,string} failure


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [minor] umask 400 causes here-{doc,string} failure
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 21:30:00 -0400
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On 10/28/18 6:05 PM, Martijn Dekker wrote:

> Unless I'm missing something, there should be no reason for an internal
> temp file to have any permissions other than 0600 (user readable/writable),
> so it seems to me that an fchmod call straight after creating the file and
> before returning the fd is the simplest way of fixing the bug; this makes
> the permissions of internal temp files entirely independent of the umask.

That doesn't work for the same reason as discussed in
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2018-03/msg00074.html.
It's unlikely that someone will set his umask to 400 and expect no ill
effects, but I suppose it's better not to fail in the face of that kind
of behavior.

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