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Re: overwrite any file with updatedb

Bryan Andregg <bandregg@redhat.com> writes:

> >I think the only way to really fix this is to patch sort, so that it
> >doesn't create files with easy-to-predict names. See "man 3 tmpfile" for a
> >good hint on this.
> Amazingly enough I also said that we would be doing this. Did you read my 
> message at all?

That's a solution?  Sounds like Russian Roulette.  It narrows the
window if danger tremendously, but doesn't eliminate it.  There must
be a better answer.

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>
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