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Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely
Date: 05 Mar 2002 23:40:17 -0500

[ We're all on the list, so I'll drop the CCs ]

On Tue, 2002-03-05 at 10:20, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> Which is not an option for Emacs.  I'd much rather have something like
> /var/games/emacs-scores owned by root and only writable by root
> with a file /var/games/emacs-scores/snake that's world-writable.

Well, for the Debian packaged version of Emacs, I think we will set it
up so emacs is setgid games, and writes to /var/games/emacs or so.

I almost have a patch ready for this.

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