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i am just wondering.

why would vim be slapped around thru many links just to come back to its original file path origin with out write privileges to the end usr who is not root.


path = /usr/local/bin, usr/bin, /bin, usr/local/game


which vim

/usr/bin/vim


ls -l /usr/bin/vim

lrwxrwxrwx -> etc/alternatives/vim


ls -l etc/alternatives/vim

lrwxrwxrwx -> /usr/bin/vim.basic


ls -l /usr/bin/vim.basic

-rwxr-xr-x


are there programming or script conditionals placed on vim by vim being passed through each different directory environment ?.


is there a for see able security issue coming from the programers view point , to have vim.basic with its file access as they are root root rwxr-xr-x.

Or

can the end usr mutilate the file access and group of vim.basic and change to: 

root admin rwxrwx--- 


Thank you


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