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Re: Redirections and noclobber

Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 05:02:00PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> but I
>> see no reason, neither in Policy nor in "common sense", why root
>> shouldn't use it. On the other hand, this usage of mktemp has been
>> the result of discussions on debian-tetex-maint@l.d.o, and I'm quite
>> sure to have seen it elsewhere.
> In my opinion, noclobber should only be set for interactive shell, or
> explicitely in a shell-script. The same for most others shell options.

But if I start apt-get upgrade or whatever from my interactive shell
with noclobber set, all childs will inherit it. That's how the problem
came up.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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