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Re: Problem with ftw from (ice-9 ftw)

From: Frank Terbeck
Subject: Re: Problem with ftw from (ice-9 ftw)
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:04:15 +0100
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Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Frank Terbeck <address@hidden> skribis:
>> The code treats root like a normal user, disregarding the fact that this
>> particular users will be able to access any file or directory no matter
>> the ownership or mode.
> Indeed, that’s a bug.  I believe this is fixed with this patch:

Yes, that patch fixes the problem.

> However, that ‘ftw’ tries to do permission checks by itself is really a
> flaw in the first place, IMO.


>> Indeed, the ‘scandir’ routine from the same module will read the
>> contents of that directory just fine.
> I would recommend using ‘scandir’ or ‘file-system-fold’ from (ice-9 ftw)
> for new code.

Thanks. I'll probably rewrite it using ‘file-system-fold’.

Regards, Frank

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