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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 11:59:58 -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.

This is then equivalent to making all users members of the `games'
group, so what's the point ?  You might as well make the thing world-writable
and not bother with the games group.


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