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Re: Moving /tmp to a separate partition. Advice?

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:12:18AM +0700, Alexey Salmin wrote:
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 6:30 AM, Andrew Reid <reidac@bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> > On Sunday 23 May 2010 18:46:29 Tom Furie wrote:

> >> Just for the sake of argument *why* is setting /tmp rw- a bad thing?
> >> Surely if you put a file there, you know the full pathname, why would
> >> you need to list or search /tmp?
> >
> >  Well, I don't actually know for sure that it's bad, but it seems
> > to invite broken-ness.
> Hmm. You're talking about why setting -wx on a /tmp is a bad thing: it
> will work but it may break some software trying to do ls /tmp, that's
> true.
> But Tom was asking why it's bad to set rw- which is much much worse
> because you need an x on a dir bit not to just cd but to access its
> contents in any way.

Oops, -wx is what I was thinking of when I both read and replied to
Andrew's post.


I think you didn't get a reply because you used the terms "correct" and
"proper", neither of which has much meaning in Perl culture.  :-)
		-- Larry Wall in <199706251602.JAA01786@wall.org>

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